UPS appoints new president to lead the US operations
April 19, 2018: George Willis has been appointed to lead the US operations as the president for logistics services provider UPS. Willis, a 30 year veteran of UPS operations, will join the new role from May 1. He currently serves as the West Region president and is responsible for all package delivery operations in 25 central and western states in the United States.
He will report to Jim Barber, chief operating officer. Willis succeeds Myron Gray who has served as president of US operations with responsibility for all package delivery and logistics services since 2009.
Willis began his UPS career in 1984, like many UPSers as a part-time package handler in the Georgia District. He held a variety of part-time supervisor operations positions while attending Morehouse College.
“George has demonstrated exceptional leadership throughout his UPS career, and I am confident he possesses the talent and experience to help UPS’s US business take full advantage of the growth and opportunity before us,” said David Abney, chief executive officer of UPS.
Before serving as West Region president, Willis served as UK, Ireland and Nordics district manager. In previous assignments, Willis gained valuable experience leading business units in North and South Carolina, Southern California, and as vice president of UPS’s retail unit – The UPS Store.