UPS names Abney as chief executive

UPS has named David Abney as its new chief executive officer.
Abney, currently the company’s chief operating officer, replaces Scott Davis who is retiring after serving as the company’s board chairman and ceo since 2008. Both moves are effective September 1, 2014.
Prior to becoming chief operating officer, Abney served as president of UPS International where he led the expansion of the company’s global logistics capabilities. In that role, Abney oversaw several global acquisitions to expand service capacity and local market presence.
His international experience includes leading the logistics and freight divisions in Canada and Latin America, as well as heading global freight forwarding and customs brokerage.

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