Ryder System, Inc. has been recognized as a Hall of Fame Supplier by Lear Corp., the provider of seating systems, electronic products and electrical distribution systems to the automotive industry. Ryder met the customer's criteria for "best-in-class" customer service and quality, according to Lear president and chief operating officer Doug DelGrosso. Lear's Hall of Fame Supplier Awards began in 1998, as a means of recognizing the best suppliers to the company's North American operation. Since then, Lear has issued 76 awards. Ryder provides a wide range of supply-chain services to Lear, including network optimization. Last year, Lear ranked 130th on the Fortune 500. In a related development, Ryder received a "Supplier Performance Excellence Award" from Club Car, Inc., a division of Ingersoll Rand. Club Car manufactures golf, utility and transportation vehicles. Ryder was also recognized for initiatives related to improving safety and driving techniques, tire management, fuel purchasing and idle reduction. Phil Gaffney, vice president of sourcing for Club Car, cited Ryder for its "reliability and commitment to continuous improvement in our fleet operations."
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Club Car, Inc.: http://investors.ryder.com
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