Scott Perry, longtime Ryder System exec, has been named the president of Global Logistics for the Suddath Companies, after serving as the chief operating officer of Nikola Motor for only a few months.
Suddath hired Perry as the company looks to expand its logistics business and improve its position as a technology leader. Perry was the chief technology and procurement officer for Ryder System, spending 25 years with the company, before announcing in November his move to the hydrogen fuel cell electric truck maker Nikola.
Perry succeeds Dan DeSoto, current president of the Suddath Global Logistics division, who will retire in April.
Suddath Global Logistics offers end-to-end supply chain solutions for domestic and international clients.
“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.”