Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 18, 2010
Fusion Sleep, the leading provider of transportation sleep medicine services, announced today that global transportation and logistics executive and former President of Ryder International, Ernie Riddle, has joined its Transportation Business Advisory Board.
“Ernie is an outstanding addition to our advisory board.” said Sigurjon Kristjansson, CEO of Fusion Sleep. “His depth of experience and insight into the logistics and technology industries will provide us with valuable expertise as we enhance the value-added services of our fatigue management sleep medicine program. Fusion Sleep is dedicated to serving the transportation industry with fatigue management solutions that improve medical outcomes for their drivers and shift workers while having a significant positive impact on bottom-line results for the company.”
Riddle was drawn to Fusion Sleep by its high-quality professional and medical services. “My initial interest was in the opportunity to cut operational costs, reduce risks and decrease medical expenses for professional fleets and shift workers. As I learn more about Fusion Sleep and its principals, I am impressed by the level of medical expertise and technology enabled delivery processes we offer to a formerly underserved driver population”, said Riddle.
Riddle is a partner of Progility Partners, LLC, a consultancy that helps companies maximize sales & marketing performance, align technology with business strategy and drive operational effectiveness & efficiency to create sustainable competitive advantage.
His former roles include Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of Astadia, Inc.; President and COO of Norrell Services, Inc.; President of Ryder International; and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Xerox Corporation in the U.S. and in EMEA.
Riddle has served on numerous boards as a Director for AirNet Systems, Inc., Enterasys Inc., Danka Business Systems, PLC and Norrell Services, Inc. and several private boards. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MBA from Emory University.
The U.S. transportation industry employs over three million truck drivers, of which approximately 28 percent suffer from Sleep Apnea alone. 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.