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The UPS board of directors today named David Abney, presently the company's COO, as its new CEO and appointed him to the board of directors.

The UPS board of directors today named David Abney, presently the company's COO, as its new CEO and appointed him to the board of directors. Scott Davis, who has served as the company's chairman of the board and CEO since 2008, will retire from UPS and assume the role of non-executive chairman. Both moves are effective Sept. 1. Abney began his UPS career in 1974 as a part-time package loader. Over the course of his 40-year career, he held various operational positions. As COO, Abney had responsibility for UPS logistics, sustainability and engineering. Prior to becoming COO, he served as president of UPS International. Davis, a 29-year veteran of UPS, joined the company in 1986. UPS named Brendan Canavan, a 33-year UPS veteran, the new president of UPS Airlines. Canavan, 53, replaces Mitch Nichols, who was promoted to senior vice president of transportation and engineering. Canavan returns to Louisville, having lived there from 2004 to 2007 when he managed Worldport, UPS's global air hub and package sorting facility. In addition, he oversaw the operational integration of Menlo Worldwide Forwarding and the opening of UPS's dedicated airfreight facility. Most recently, Canavan served as president of UPS Asia Pacific for the past two years. Before leading UPS Asia Pacific, he served as president of UPS's Northeast District in Europe, based in Brussels, from 2007 to 2012. Canavan began his UPS career in 1981 as a part-time package loader.

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Publication:Air Cargo World, International ed.
Date:Aug 1, 2014
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