– Ryder System, Inc., a transportation and supply chain management solutions company, has appointed of Robert Brunn to vice president of investor relations and public affairs. In this new role, Brunn will continue to serve as the primary channel of communication with the equity analyst community while assuming responsibility for community and external affairs and the Ryder System Charitable Foundation. He will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tracy Leinbach.Prior to this appointment, Brunn served as Ryder's group director of investor relations. In that role, he was responsible for disseminating information on a consistent basis to ensure the company's compliance with established disclosure requirements. Earlier, Brunn served as assistant treasurer where he was responsible for Ryder's revolving credit facilities, asset-backed securitization financings, benefit plan investments and lease financing, as well as European, Canadian, and Asian financing. Over the course of his 17-year career at Ryder, Brunn has held positions of increasing responsibility in finance, including senior manager of product pricing and finance director of Ryder Transportation Services for the Gulf States.