Mississauga, ON – August 16, 2004 – UPS has promoted Glenn Rice, a 27-year veteran of UPS, to president of UPS Canada.
In this role, Rice will assume responsibility for all of the company’s Canadian operations.
“Our customers rely on UPS to make the transactions of goods, information and finances effortless for themselves and their customers,” says Rice. “With Canadian exports totalling $457.8 billion in 2003, my primary focus will be continuing to drive the acceleration and development of UPS’s international and cross border business.”
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rice started his career as a package car driver in 1977 and was promoted to various management positions.
He served as a district manager in UPS’s Ohio region and the company’s Desert Mountain (Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico) region where he developed and maintained strategic operating plans.
Rice was again promoted in 1998 to manage UPS’s Alabama region and was relocated to Kansas in 2000 where he oversaw 18 departments including human resources, aircraft operations, industrial engineering, finance and accounting, business development, plant engineering, labour relations, security, automotive, and hub and package operations.
“In his new role, Glenn can utilize his wide-range of experience to drive UPS Canada’s growth and performance,” says David Abney, president of UPS International. “With its trade ties to the U.S., Canada is one of UPS’s key international markets and we have great confidence that Glenn will add to UPS’s success in the country.”
Glenn graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has been active in the communities where he’s lived and worked. As a board member for various local community agencies including United Way, Glenn also served as the board chair for the National Urban League of Kansas city.
He replaces Alan Gershenhorn who has accepted an assignment as UPS Supply Chain Solutions president of global transportation and shared services.
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