Former Ryder, Nikola exec Perry joins Suddath Companies

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Following a brief stint as Nikola Motor Company‘s chief operating officer, longtime Ryder System executive Scott Perry on Monday was named president of Suddath Companies’ Global Logistics division.

At Nikola Motor Company, Perry supported investor, customer and supplier relationship development. Prior to that, he was chief technology and procurement officer for Ryder System, Inc.’s Fleet Management Solutions division where he worked for more than 26 years in various operational and functional leadership roles in logistics and transportation. While there, he oversaw Ryder’s internal supply chain and the negotiation of primary supplier agreements with an annual spend of more than two billion dollars. He is experienced with next-generation technology, product management, and strategy and integration of new technology into existing systems.

“Our Global Logistics unit is one of our fastest-growing business lines and it was important for us to find a tenured leader with deep experience in transportation, logistics and new technology,” says Mike Brannigan, president and chief executive officer for The Suddath Companies. “Scott is a visionary leader with strong business skills who is also a cultural fit of our values of integrity, trust, innovation, commitment and teamwork. His experience with supply chain and next-generation logistics technology will be a huge asset to our Global Logistics division and our executive leadership team.”

Perry will succeed Dan DeSoto, the current President of Suddath Global Logistics division, who will retire in April.