UPS appoints a new president in Europe

UPS has named Lou Rivieccio as president of UPS Europe – who will be responsible for all operations in 56 countries and territories and more than 49,000 employees.

He takes the helm at a time of growth for UPS’s largest region outside the US and succeeds Nando Cesarone, who has been appointed president of UPS International and a member of UPS’s Management Committee, the company’s senior leadership group.

UP chief operating officer, Jim Barber said he comes into the European role at a time when the express firm is investing in its network to improve speed, add capacity and service – and the demand it is seeing is being driven by e-commerce and cross-border trade.

Barber added: “Europe is a prime example of how our smart global logistics network continues to evolve, helping customers of all sizes to build their businesses. I have no doubt that Lou’s knowledge and experience will ensure ongoing success and growth for us and our customers in this key region of the world.”

Beginning his UPS career as a part-time package handler in Spring Valley, New York, Rivieccio has held several key management positions at UPS throughout North America, including vice president of operations for UPS Canada, president of the Northern Plains District, and president of the Ohio Valley District in the US.

In his most recent role as president of the UPS East Region in the US, he provided strategic direction for approximately 175,000 employees in 26 states.