UPS Freight President Jack Holmes Announces Retirement

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The FINANCIAL — UPS Freight president Jack Holmes announced his retirement effective June 30, 2016 after 37 years with the company. Over the course of his distinguished career, Holmes served in several key roles and is highly regarded in the freight industry for his leadership.

He serves as co-chairman of the National Freight Advisory Committee’s (NFAC) Conditions, Performance, and Data Subcommittee, and sits on the board of directors of the American Transportation Research Institute. He also serves on the United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s board of directors, according to UPS.

“Jack’s contributions to UPS and the trucking industry are immeasurable,” said Myron Gray, president of U.S. operations for UPS. “His strong leadership, deep industry knowledge and professional counsel have educated and inspired countless UPSers and others who have worked with him throughout his career.”

Holmes began his UPS career in 1979 as a package handler in the Metro Philadelphia District. He became a package car driver in 1983 and was promoted into management the next year. After serving in a variety of operations and transportation management assignments, Holmes rose to his current position in 2007 to manage the UPS Freight business, one of the largest less-than-truckload carriers in the U.S.

Rich McArdle has been promoted and will assume responsibilities as president of UPS Freight in June.

McArdle began his UPS career in 1982 as a part-time employee loading package cars in Kentucky. In 1985, he was part of the UPS team that initiated international air service between the U.S. and Europe. McArdle went on to develop plans for further expansions to Canada, Japan, Southeast Asia and Central America. After various operations assignments, McArdle was promoted to South Carolina District Manager in 2007. In 2010, he began an assignment in UPS’s public affairs office in Washington, D.C., before taking on his current position as Mid-Atlantic District Manager in 2015. McArdle has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in management from Webster University.

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