UPS has appointed George Willis to the position of President of U.S. Operations, effective May 1. Willis, a 30 year veteran of UPS operations, will report to Jim Barber, UPS Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Willis succeeds Myron Gray who has chosen to retire after a distinguished 40-year career at the company.
Mr. Willis currently serves as the West Region President. Prior to his current position, Willis served as U.K., Ireland and Nordics District Manager. In previous assignments, Willis led business units in North and South Carolina, Southern California, and as Vice President of UPS’s retail unit – The UPS Store.
Willis began his UPS career in 1984 as a part-time package handler in the Georgia District and held a variety of part-time supervisor operations positions. Willis received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College.
Willis is replacing Myron Gray who has served as President of U.S. operations with responsibility for all package delivery and logistics services since 2009.
Gray’s commitment to community service has been evident throughout his career. Today he serves on the National Board of Governors and as a Southeast Region Trustee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He has also served as Deputy Chairman of the Board at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta since January 2018. For the past 17 years, he has been active in the National Urban League, where he is a board member. He is also a member of the Dillard University Board of Trustees.