Benjamin McLean appointed to UFPI Board of Directors

Monday, January 13, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 13, 2020 – UFP Industries (Nasdaq: UFPI), formerly known as Universal Forest Products, today announced that Benjamin McLean, CEO of Des Moines, Iowa-based Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc., was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective January 10, 2020.

McLean joins the board with more than 20 years of wide-ranging business experience that includes transportation and logistics, as well as technology systems and strategy. McLean joined Ruan in 2007 and was named to his current role of CEO in 2015.

“We’re excited to draw upon Ben’s expertise in transportation, logistics and technology to help improve our extensive transportation operations,” said UFPI Chairman William G. Currie. “As the CEO of a large company, Ben also brings valuable experience in business and strategic planning to our board.”

McLean earned his B.S. in computer engineering, Juris Doctor, and M.B.A. from Northwestern University. He serves as a board member for a number of community and industry organizations, including the Iowa Business Council and American Transportation Research Institute.