Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 6, 2010
Fusion Sleep, the leading provider of transportation sleep medicine services, announced today that global transportation and logistics leader Chris Munro has joined its Transportation Business Advisory Board.
“We are extremely honored to have Chris join our Transportation Business Advisory Board,” said Sigurjon Kristjansson, CEO of Fusion Sleep. “Fusion Sleep is dedicated to serving the transportation industry with solutions that provide accountable medical benefits for their employees while significantly improving the financial results of the company. Chris has volumes of experience and insight into the logistics as well as growth and transformation of transportation, logistics and service-based companies from both an operating and financial perspective.”
Munro joined the Transportation Advisory Board of Fusion Sleep because he understands that an effective fatigue management program needs to be a top priority for every transportation executive. “This is a matter of professional and moral responsibility. We will always have accidents in this industry, but we need to start the solution process with a zero-tolerance mindset. Our unique programs can help save people’s lives,” he said. “At the same time, healthcare costs are rising for individuals and companies. Treating sleep disorders tackles these costs head-on and reduces risks to worker health and company assets,” Munro added.
An international CEO and Chairman, Munro recently served as Private Equity Managing Director/Operating Partner of Fenway Partners. He helped build the logistics franchise and built the North American intermodal leader portfolio company RoadLink. Previously, Munro served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Development for, and oversaw the transformation of, the Exel Logistics business into a North American integrated logistics services provider, and later into a global leader with a systematic globalization of the company’s strategy.
Munro holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Glasgow and an Executive MBA from the London Business School. He maintains strong relationships with professional investment, logistics and leadership organizations, and is a member of ACG, CEON and CSCMP. He is also the network chair YPO in Georgia. Munro sat on the boards of RoadLink, Fastfrate in Canada and the Open Road Foundation – as well as the industry IANA board.
The U.S. transportation industry employs over three million truck drivers, of which approximately 28 percent suffer from Sleep Apnea. Sleep is a fundamental function of the brain, and Sleep Apnea is only one of over 70 sleep disorders that are known to cause costly diseases when left untreated, including Weight Gain, Hypertension, Type II Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke. Eliminating sleep disorders can reduce healthcare costs by as much as 50 percent, reduce absenteeism and curb driver turnover while increasing productivity and sharply reducing the risk of traffic accidents.
About Fusion Sleep
Fusion Sleep is the provider of the only comprehensive sleep medicine program that combines extensive medical and professional expertise in the field of Sleep Medicine with multiple treatment options and a unique delivery model for patients in the transportation industry and other employers who make safety a priority in their business. Programs are focused on removing the risk of sleep and fatigue problems in the workforce. Based in Atlanta, Ga., Fusion Sleep’s program is a fusion of Sleep Technology and Engineering, Sleep Research and Clinical Sleep Medicine designed to deliver exemplary medical care for problems and conditions that impact sleep quality, quantity and daytime function. Fusion Sleep currently serves more than 7,000 patients and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). For more information, visit http://www.sleep4safety.com or call 1.888.505.0280.