JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2018) – The Suddath Companies announces a key addition to its executive leadership team with the appointment of Scott Perry as president for its Global Logistics division. Perry assumes the position with over 25 years of experience in logistics, transportation, operations and technology as Suddath® looks to expand its growing logistics business and position itself as an industry technology leader.
Perry joins Suddath after serving as chief operating officer at Nikola Motor Company, a technology company specializing in hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle manufacturing where he 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.
Scott Perry holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and is completing a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability from Harvard University this spring.
“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,” said 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.”
Scott will be succeeding Dan DeSoto, the current President of Suddath Global Logistics division, who will be retiring in April after a distinguished career in the contract logistics business. Through his significant experience and steady leadership, DeSoto took the Global Logistics unit to new heights and positioned the business for future growth and new opportunities.