Barber takes over as UPS Europe president

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UPS has appointed Jim Barber as new president of the UPS Europe Region with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Barber has worked 26 years with UPS, most recently as chief operations officer of the Europe Region.

He joined UPS in 1985 as a delivery driver in the United States in Georgia, then was promoted into management later that same year and began moving through a series of accounting and billing positions. In 1993, he was promoted to controller of the West New York District in Buffalo, NY, then transferred to a similar position with the North Illinois District before being promoted again in 1998 to controller coordinator of the West Region.

Barber succeeds Wolfgang Flick in the role, who is retiring after 35 years of service to UPS, and was a “day one” employee of UPS’s first expansion beyond North America, when the company launched its German operation in 1976 and he was a centre supervisor in Giessen, Germany.

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