Barbara Gress / Director of Innovation and Engineering, NFI

Barbara Gress joined NFI in 2019 as its Director of Innovation and Engineering. In this role, Barbara oversees NFI’s innovation management portfolio of new technologies for transportation and distribution solutions across North America.

Barbara’s past positions include over 15 years of increasing responsibility in engineering, solutions and sales at Ryder where she supported retail, CPG, automotive and high tech industry verticals .Her last position at Ryder was Director, Product Development where she was a key member in the development and launch of the RyderDrive and RyderShare product offerings. Before Ryder, Barbara held engineering and operation positions at UPS, HP and Nabisco.

Barbara obtained a Bachelor of Science in Decision Sciences from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.

Barbara and her husband, David, reside in Northville, MI with their five children.