Canadian named to lead UPS Americas

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Stephen Flowers, a Canadian and a veteran UPS manager with wide international experience, is the new president of the UPS Americas Region.

He is the first Canadian to hold an international executive position of this level within UPS, and his new post will cover more than 50 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean.

UPS is the largest air cargo and express carrier serving Latin America, delivering to every address in the region.
Flowers, 41, moves to the Americas headquarters in Miami where he will succeed Jovita Carranza, who will become the vice president of UPS air operations in Louisville, Ky. Carranza is replacing John J. McDevitt, who last week was promoted to UPS’s Management Committee, the group of most senior managers who direct the corporation’s business affairs.

Flowers has been based in Paris since 2000, overseeing the company’s operations in a West Europe District that includes France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland. There, he helped the UPS Europe region post a nearly 15% increase in export volume in 2002 compared to the prior year.

Flowers began his UPS career in 1981 working in operations in his home country. After completing his college degree in business administration, he became a package car driver before being promoted to industrial engineering supervisor just nine months later. From 1984 to 1996, Flowers held various positions ranging from operations manager to vice president of operations for Canada. In 1998, he became vice president of international strategic planning before moving to his post in Europe.

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