Incoming UPS CEO Backs Trade Agreements

UPS’s operations won’t change dramatically under its incoming CEO. But David Abney, who assumes top job of chief executive officer Sept. 1, said the company has to focus on growing international economies, better use technology and keep the focus on employees, according to the Associated Press.

“Disruptors” challenging UPS’s focus on shipping and logistics should be considered opportunities, not threats, Abney said.

Abney also advocated for passage of two free trade agreements under negotiation – the Transatlantic Trade & Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which he said would help UPS and American small businesses reach growing markets in Asia and other regions. Abney made his comments Monday to the Rotary Club of Atlanta.

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