READING, Pa., March 3, 2011 – Today, Penske Logistics announced that Brian Ruprich has been named its new Managing Director of Europe. Ruprich now leads Penske's supply chain and logistics operations as well as its business development efforts in Europe.
Ruprich has 20 years of experience in supply chain management and logistics. Over the last decade he has served Penske in a variety of operational leadership roles in North America and Europe. He has been Operations Director for Penske Logistics Europe since 2009. Prior to joining Penske in 2000, Ruprich worked for UPS, Yellow Freight and Ryder System, Inc.
Ruprich holds a degree in criminal justice from Macomb College and currently resides in Rotterdam, The Netherlands with his wife and children.
"Brian's strong operating background and expertise will be an invaluable asset to us as we sharpen our efforts on improving the performance of our European business," said Penske Logistics President Marc Althen. "He and his team will focus on serving our existing customers, growing our business and cultivating the talent within our organization."
Ruprich replaces Penske's former Managing Director Erik van Egmond who left the organization to pursue other interests on March 1.
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to major industrial and consumer companies throughout the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing, and international freight forwarding and carrier management. To learn more about Penske's products and services please visit www.PenskeLogistics.com and our "Move Ahead" blog.