Quote: Originally Posted by Myron Let me know how close I am. Closer than we thought...Congratulations!!! Jim Winestock, a 40-year veteran of UPS who for the past four years has overseen all package operations in the United States, will retire in February. He will be succeeded as the senior vice president of U.S. operations by Myron Gray, currently the head of UPS’s regional operations in Canada and all of Latin America. In his new position, the 51-year-old Gray will join UPS’s Management Committee, comprised of the company’s 12 most senior executives. ... Davis continued. “Myron has decades of experience in the package operation, but also has worked in industrial engineering and business development in addition to his international experience heading the Americas Region. It is a testament to the strength and depth of our management team that we have such high-caliber managers who can step up.” Gray joined UPS in 1978 as a part-time package handler in the Tennessee District while attending the University of Memphis. He subsequently earned a degree in business administration and also has completed advanced management programs at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and the Yale School of Business. In 1984, Gray became a package delivery driver and then was promoted to operations supervisor. He was promoted in 1989 to a package division manager in delivery operations and from 1989 to 1995, rotated through a variety of assignments in Tennessee and California. In 1995, he was promoted to vice president and COO of the Southeast Texas District and three years later, assumed command of UPS’s Rocky Mountain District. In 2001, Gray moved to Atlanta to take on a special corporate assignment and in 2002, was promoted to president of the Southwest Region. He took over the North Central Region in 2004, then assumed command of UPS’s Americas Region in January 2008. For the past 17 years, he has been an active participant in the Black Executive Exchange Program sponsored by the National Urban League. He is a member of the Dillard University Board of Trustees; the Miami-Dade United Way Board of Trustees, and serves as a director of CLADEC (Central and Latin American Express Delivery Conference).