Trucking Executive Elected Vice Chairman of U.S. Chamber

Jun 11, 2010, 10:44 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce named John Ruan III as its vice chairman for 2010 in a June 9 election by the board. Ruan is chairman and CEO Ruan Transport Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa.


"John Ruan's selection as Vice Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce speaks to his leadership ability and the respect he commands from his peers," American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said. "It is a tremendous honor for the trucking industry to have one of our leaders in line to become Chairman of the leading business organization and lobby in the nation."

In addition to overseeing Ruan Transport Corporation, Ruan serves as director and Chairman of Iowa Export-Import Trading Co. and the World Food Prize Foundation; director, chairman and president of City Center Corporation; director of Seven Hundred Grand Association; trustee of John Ruan Foundation Trust; and director, chairman, president and CEO of Ruan Center Corporation, and Ruan, Inc.

Outside of the transportation business, Ruan is director, chairman, president and CEO of bank holding company BTC Financial Corporation and serves as chairman and director for the bank subsidiary, Bankers Trust Company NA.

Ruan also serves as director of Hubbell Realty Co., Iowa Business Council, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Downtown Community Alliance and Chief Executives Organization.  He is trustee of Culver Educational Foundation, and past chairman of The Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization and The Greater Des Moines YMCA.

Ruan received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

A high resolution photo of John Ruan III is available upon request.

Founded in 1932, Ruan is a family-owned transportation management company, providing dedicated contract carriage, bulk carriage and integrated supply chain solutions for customers across the country. The company also provides logistics, warehousing, cross docking and facility/yard management. With more than 78 years of transportation management experience, Ruan is one of the top ten privately owned transportation service companies in the country. Ruan endows the World Food Prize, the foremost international award recognizing excellence and progress in overcoming global food production and distribution challenges. For more information about Ruan, visit

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