UPS picks Lou Rivieccio as European president

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UPS Europe president, Lou Riviecco

Lou Rivieccio has been named president of UPS Europe, taking responsibility for the company’s largest region outside of Europe.

The 34-year UPS veteran succeeds Nando Cesarone, who has been appointed president of UPS International and a member of UPS’s Management Committee, the company’s senior leadership group.

Cesarone was appointed president of UPS’s European operations in early 2016 and has led it to record business performance during the company’s $2 billion, five year investment in the region’s technology, network and infrastructure designed to further improve speed, capacity and reliability for customers.

Rivieccio began his UPS career as a part-time package handler in Spring Valley, New York and has since held several key management positions at UPS throughout North America, including vice president of operations for UPS Canada, president of the Northern Plains District and president of the Ohio Valley District.

Most recently he was president of the UPS East Region in the US, providing strategic direction for approximately 175,000 employees in 26 states.

UPS chief operating officer, Jim Barber says: “Lou comes to Europe at a time when we are investing in our network to improve speed, add capacity and service the demand we’re seeing driven by e-commerce and cross-border trade.

“Europe is a prime example of how our smart global logistics network continues to evolve, helping customers of all sizes to build their businesses. I have no doubt that Lou’s knowledge and experience will ensure ongoing success and growth for us and our customers in this key region of the world.”