Why a logistics whiz will never go hungry - Orange County Register The regional head of UPS talks about the boom in global supply chains and his turnaround effort at the Urban League. When you think of the United Parcel Service, the image that may come to mind is of a friendly driver in a brown van who delivers Christmas presents to your home, or picks up an envelope at your business. But do you also picture a Fortune 50 company that moves 6 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and 2 percent of the world’s GDP? Or a logistics firm that ships not only by truck, rail and vessel, but owns one of the world’s largest airlines, with 237 planes? That $55 billion colossus is the company that Noel Massie, President of UPS’ Southern California District, talks about as he meets with customers and presides as chairman of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the first African American in the post.