UPS appoints George Willis as new president of US operations

UPS has appointed George Willis as president of US operations from 1 May and he will report to the integrator’s chief operating officer, Jim Barber.

Willis will join UPS’s Management Committee, the most senior leadership group in the company. He succeeds Myron Gray who is to retire after a 40-year career at the company.

Willis assumes responsibility for all US operations where UPS delivers more than 16 million packages daily.

He began is career at UPS in 1984 and has worked his way up and currently serves as the West Region president and has responsibility for all package delivery operations in 25 central and western states in the US.

UPS chief executive officer, David Abney said: “We are pleased to appoint George Willis to lead US operations. His deep operating experience will be invaluable as he leads a substantial part of the company, which is undergoing one of the most extensive network expansions ever undertaken.

“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.”

Willis is replacing Gray who has served as president of US operations with responsibility for all package delivery and logistics services since 2009.

Abney added: “He has made an enduring impact on UPS by leading transformative changes in our US network with professionalism, disciplined execution and great empathy, reflecting his strong commitment to UPS’s culture.”