UPS board names China expert Randt a director

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The UPS board of directors today named Clark “Sandy” T. Randt Jr., one of America’s foremost authorities on China, a company director effective immediately. His elevation to the post expands the UPS board to 11 members.

Randt, 64, is a diplomat, attorney and businessman with more than 30 years of direct experience in Asia. He served for more than seven years as America’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China under the administration of President George W. Bush and currently is the president of Randt & Co., which advises firms with interests in China. Randt is a former governor and first vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and spent eight years as a partner resident in the Hong Kong office of the law firm Shearman & Sterling.

Randt will serve as an appointed member of the UPS board until next May, when he is expected to stand for election to a regular one-year term at the annual shareowners’ meeting. He has been named to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Randt also is a member of the Board at Valmont Industries Inc.