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Long-Time Employee David Abney to Become New UPS CEO

The current CEO will continue on as chairman


On Friday, shipping giant United Parcel Service (UPS) tapped an insider to become the next UPS CEO.

UPS 185UPS Chief Operating Officer David Abney will replace current UPS CEO Scott Davis on Sept. 1. Davis will continue on as UPS chairman after the transition, the Wall Street Journal notes.

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It is normal practice for UPS to select a chief executive from within its own ranks. Davis had severed as UPS CEO since 2008. Most UPS CEOs typically serve between five and seven years.

Prior to becoming COO, Abney was president of UPS International, among other roles at the shipping company. Abney has been with the company for 29 years.

UPS stock dipped slightly in Friday morning trading. On Thursday, UPS stock closed at $103.62 per share.

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