Ryder System, Inc. Elects Tamara L. Lundgren to Its Board of Directors
by Business Wire
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that Tamara L. Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCHN) has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective October 1, 2012.
Ms. Lundgren, 54, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel since 2008. Based in Portland, Ore., Schnitzer is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled ferrous metal products in the United States with $3.5 billion in annual revenue and 57 operating facilities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Ms. Lundgren joined Schnitzer Steel in 2005 as Chief Strategy Officer and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Schnitzer Steel, Ms. Lundgren was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase in London and a managing director at Deutsche Bank AG in New York and London. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Ms. Lundgren was a partner at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP in Washington, D.C.
“Ms. Lundgren is a proven leader with broad international experience in strategy, operations and finance,” said Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Swienton. “Her experience as chief executive officer of a large industrial company and the combination of her demonstrated strategic insight, operational capabilities and financial expertise will further enhance Ryder’s ability to deliver value to customers and shareholders. We are honored that she has agreed to serve on our board.”
Ms. Lundgren received a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. She currently serves on the boards of Parsons Corporation, a private engineering and construction company, the Portland Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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