Kate Gutman heads UPS International as Scott Price retires
UPS has promoted Kate Gutman to lead the company’s International and Supply Chain Solutions businesses and given extra responsibilities to US head Nando Cesarone as part of a management reorganisation linked to the forthcoming retirements of Scott Price and Juan Perez.
Price, Executive Vice President International since 2020, and Perez, Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Engineering Officer, are both retiring from the company as of March 31, 2022.
UPS CEO Carol Tomé said: “Juan Perez has had a distinguished 32-year career at UPS. His list of accomplishments is long and includes the creation of our Advanced Technology Group, the launch of our smart package initiative, and the deployment of network planning tools that continue to be critical to our success. He also strengthened information security and led the successful digital transformation and modernization of IT at UPS.
“Scott’s tenure has also been impressive, leading first our transformation office, and more recently the growth and expansion of our international operations. We wish both Juan and Scott all the best in their next chapter,” she added.
Leveraging leadership talent
Explaining the forthcoming management reorganisation, Tomé continued: “Given these retirements, we have an opportunity to streamline roles and responsibilities to optimize our organizational effectiveness, more fully leverage the talent of our senior leaders and unlock greater value for our customers and our shareowners.
“As a result, today we are announcing the following organizational realignment, including integrating Global Sales and Solutions into the U.S. and International business units.”
One International and Supply Chain chief
In the most prominent change, Kate Gutmann, who is currently Chief Sales and Solutions Officer and also Executive Vice President UPS Global Healthcare, will move to a newly created role of Executive Vice President and President International, Healthcare and Supply Chain Solutions.
Gutman, who joined UPS in 1989, will be responsible for these three units, which had combined revenues of more than $37 billion in 2021, including for operations and sales as well as global solutions. Her current role will be eliminated.
Broader US responsibilities
In parallel, Nando Cesarone, Executive Vice President and President U.S., including small package, transportation and the UPS Airline operations, will assume additional responsibility for U.S. sales as well as the company’s automotive, and global buildings and systems engineering groups.
Meanwhile, UPS has an external search underway for a new leader for the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, “continuing the company’s drive toward deeper digital integration across all our customer and people journeys”.
Tomé concluded: “This realignment positions UPS to continue to do what we do best, and that’s deliver what matters. 2021 was a year of momentum for our company and we are off to a solid start in 2022 with these important organizational changes.”