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How CEO Mike Eskew helped grow UPS from a ground-only package delivery service in 37 states to a supply chain management giant in 200 countries

In an age when CEOs change companies more often than professional athletes change teams, it’s refreshing to see a 97-year-old company that’s chalked up only nine CEOs in its history.

It’s even more impressive when you consider that this is a company that went from a two-man messenger and small package delivery service for local shops in Seattle to a $32 billion supply chain management business that serves 200 countries and employs more than 360,000 people — just 50,000 shy of the population of the city of Atlanta.

The man behind much of that international expansion is Michael L. Eskew, who in January 2002 was named chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service Inc.


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