Robert “Bob” Stoffel, a part-time truck loader who rose to UPS’s highest ranks and who helped build the broad array of logistics services that now define UPS, has announced he would retire after 35 years with the company.
A member of UPS’s Management Committee since 2004, Stoffel currently serves as the senior vice president for supply chain, strategy, engineering and sustainability. His retirement takes effect on Jan. 1, 2011. Stoffel’s responsibilities for supply chain, engineering and sustainability will be assumed by Chief Operating Officer David Abney. His responsibilities in the strategy arena have been assigned to Alan Gershenhorn, the senior vice president for worldwide sales and marketing.
“Bob Stoffel has served this company with distinction for his entire working career, and we will miss his counsel and interaction in the day-to-day management of UPS,” says Scott Davis, chairman and chief executive officer. “Bob has been a key leader in this company’s strategy development and transformation from a domestic package delivery company to a global logistics leader. He also has championed efforts to lessen UPS’s environmental impact and to create a more sustainable future for the company, its customers and the communities that we serve. UPS’s future is bright because of Bob Stoffel’s contributions.”