UPS names Flowers global freight forwarding president

LOGISTICS player UPS has appointed Stephen Flowers as its new president of global freight forwarding.

Flowers began his career with UPS in 1981 as a loader/unloader while in college. After graduating, he became a package car driver before being promoted to industrial engineering supervisor just nine months later.

From 1984 to 1996 Flowers held a variety of managerial positions ranging from operations manager to vice-president of operations for Canada. In 1998 he became vice-president of international strategic planning and later moved back to operations as a district manager for eastern Long Island, New York, before moving to his post in Europe. Flowers became president of UPS’ Americas Region in 2003.

In this new role he will be responsible for the global strategy, performance and revenue growth of the company’s freight forwarding services.

Flowers succeeds Ken Torok.

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