Steve Chapman retiring from Ruan Transportation; Ben McLean promoted to CEO

Steve Chapman, CEO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems for the past five years, is retiring, announced John Ruan III, executive chairman. Ben McLean (below), 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.

Chapman stepped in as CEO for Ruan while John Ruan III was beginning his term as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.

“Not only has Steve moved our company forward in so many ways, but he has proven to be an invaluable leader to the Ruan team, our customers and key stakeholders,” said Ruan.

“My primary goal from the moment I arrived at Ruan was to position this great company for future success,” said Chapman (at left).

”It’s been an honor working alongside Ruan team members from the professional drivers to the talented leadership team and, of course, the Ruan family. The last two years my focus has been on mentoring Ben McLean to lead the company," he added. "As I transition this role over to Ben, I’m so proud of all that we’ve accomplished, and Mr. Ruan and I are confident the company is in good hands and positioned extremely well for the future.”

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