UPS Names Abney as CEO Amid Revamp After Holiday Crunch

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS Names Abney as CEO Amid Revamp After Holiday Crunch - Bloomberg

    United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) promoted Chief Operating Officer David Abney to chief executive officer as the world’s largest package-delivery company reshapes U.S. operations after a surprise surge in online Christmas shopping.

    CEO Scott Davis, 62, will retire effective Sept. 1 and become non-executive chairman as Abney, 58, assumes his new role, Atlanta-based UPS said today. The new CEO began his 40-year UPS career as a part-time package loader.

    Abney will take over at a crucial time, as UPS heads toward the height of the holiday e-commerce rush that overwhelmed the company with last-minute shipments in 2013. He led the team that reviewed UPS’s response, which spawned a $100 million, multiyear push to expand some parcel facilities and accelerate use of new technology to make delivery routes more efficient.
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    So it appears Abney was behind ORION. The future looks bright. I had better grab my shades.
     
  3. TxRoadDawg

    TxRoadDawg Member

    maybe we can go back to being customer service oriented more than wall street oriented since the accountant is finally leaving
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Abney did not push or was involved in ORION until the last couple of years.
    ORION has been in development for a decade.
     
  5. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    A decade to lay a turd. Don't they sell Metamucil in and around Atlanta?


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  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Actually Baltimore, MD
     
  7. sryno

    sryno TGIF@1845

    That will cost an extra 5 nix for customer service sir!! Lol


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