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February 13, 2016 5:17 PM ET

Road and Rail

Company Overview of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc. provides fleet management and logistics services in the United States. It provides dedicated contract carriage services; and supply chain solution services, including logistics management, load management, mode selection, carrier management, route optimization, freight pay and audit, certified brokerage, cross docking/postponement, warehousing/warehouse management, subassembly, kitting, and international crating. The company also provides bulk transportation services for dairy and bulk food grade products, such as milk, liquid eggs, wines, edible oils, sweeteners, juices, and vinegar, as well as bulk earth products, such as gravel, sand, lime, cem...

666 Grand Avenue

3200 Ruan Center

Des Moines, IA 50309

United States

Founded in 1932





Key Executives for Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Age: 77
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration
Age: 58
President of Dedicated Contract Carriage
President of Western Dedicated Contract Services
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc. Key Developments

Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Steve Chapman, CEO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems for the past five years, is retiring. Ben McLean currently president and COO and part of the third-generation of the Ruan family, is being promoted to CEO. Chapman will remain a member of the board of directors.

Ruan Transportation Management Systems Announces Executive Appointments

Ruan Transportation Management Systems has named Ben McLean as president and chief operating officer. McLean, who most recently served as company's executive vice president overseeing the company's western operations, information technology, maintenance, assets and legal teams, will now have responsibility for company's more than 260 operations nationwide. Prior to joining Ruan, McLean assisted technology companies with mergers, acquisitions and equity offerings at William Blair & Company in Chicago, IL. The company also announced that Dan Van Alstine has joined as president of western dedicated contract services, reporting to McLean. Van Alstine has an extensive background in the transportation industry, most recently as senior vice president and general manager of dedicated services and logistics at Schneider National, Inc.

MavenWire, Ruan Team Up to Implement OTM Technology into Iowa State University Curriculum

MavenWire and Ruan Transportation Management Systems are joining forces to offer Iowa State University (ISU) students a real-life look at supply chain and management information systems by adding Oracle Transportation Management (OTM), to the school's curriculum and providing scholarship opportunities for students. MavenWire and Ruan will partner to enhance ISU's Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems programs with OTM technology beginning in the fall of 2014. MavenWire will install and host OTM, and Ruan will provide data and real-life case study examples for classroom instruction and hands-on experience for students. Ruan executives will also provide assistance with instruction, lending their expertise in OTM and overall logistics management.

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