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Ryder’s Oliver Silver set to retire after 40-year career

TORONTO, Ont. – Oliver Silver, one of Ryder Canada's most respected and tenured employees, and well known in supply chain circles for his professionalism, is retiring March 31st after 40 years with the company.


TORONTO, Ont. – Oliver Silver, one of Ryder Canada’s most respected and tenured employees, and well known in supply chain circles for his professionalism, is retiring March 31st after 40 years with the company.

Oliver started his career with Ryder in England as a Branch Rental Manager in 1972. He later moved to Canada as a Transport Consultant and over his career worked many jobs in every market across Canada.  Oliver held the positions of Rental Manager, General Manager and Director for multiple departments such as National Sales, Rental, Asset Management, Marketing, Customer Retention and Mergers and Acquisitions.  

“Oliver’s contributions to Ryder over his 40-year career can’t be measured in words. His knowledge, experience and professionalism will be missed by all that worked with him over the years,” said Tom Havens, Ryder’s senior vice president & chief operations for US and Canada.

Oliver may be retiring but he is already well on his way to starting a new chapter in his life. He told CT&L that he is getting married in August, in France, to Martine, his French girlfriend from his university days some 42 years ago.

“I decided to look her up last summer, and managed to track her down in France, to find that she was single, retired, and remembered me! After emails and phone calls we met in August, and unbelievably clicked as though it had been just a few weeks apart, not 42 years later!”

The couple plan to spend their time together between Canada and France, enjoying both Europe and North America and staying connected with family.

All the best to you Oliver. You will always be remembered as one of the industry’s finest!


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