Jim Barber appointed UPS COO

Jim Barber appointed UPS COO

Jim Barber has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of UPS.

As UPS COO, Barber will assume responsibility for the company’s global small package, freight, supply chain and freight forwarding units and engineering.

Meanwhile, Nando Cesarone is named International President, replacing Barber and joining UPS’s Management Committee.

UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Abney commented:  “I am pleased to elevate Jim Barber to this key leadership role.

“I look forward to his actions to achieve more profitable growth through driven execution, and by capitalizing on our investments in the network, technology and an expanded market presence.”

Barber has served as president of UPS International since 2013, with responsibility for distribution, forwarding, small-package delivery, brokerage, and customs compliance.  He assumed responsibility for the Supply Chain and Freight Forwarding units in 2015. He previously served as president of UPS Europe, helping oversee the second wave of international expansion for UPS that first began in the mid-1990s.

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