FedEx Ground CEO Maier announces retirement, company’s freight chief to fill top job

A girl walks past FedEx Corp. Ground automobile parked in the Midtown neighborhood of Recent York, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.

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FedEx Ground CEO Henry Maier is retiring from the Memphis-based solely logistics big after 35 years and will seemingly be changed with FedEx’s high freight executive, the corporate said on Tuesday.

FedEx Freight CEO John Smith will change into the fresh president and “CEO-elect” of FedEx Ground starting March 1 and will absolutely preserve cease over the aim on June 1, in line with a assertion from the corporate. Maier will live with the corporate as an marketing and marketing consultant till the tip of July to “abet compose sure a soft transition of responsibilities.”

Maier has been the main executive at FedEx Ground, which is accountable for the corporate’s e-commerce shipments, since June 2013. Below Maier’s leadership, FedEx fleet ramped up its community closing yr after the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent end-at-home orders brought about a wave of residential bundle deliveries.

“Henry has helped steer big development across our commercial and e-commerce portfolio,” FedEx’s COO Raj Subramaniam said in a assertion. “Below his leadership, FedEx Ground earnings has better than doubled, with a spotlight on automation and lope as clear aggressive advantages.”

Incoming FedEx Ground CEO Smith joined FedEx in 2000 and has since served in various leadership positions on the corporate’s freight division, in line with the assertion. Smith will seemingly be changed with Lance Moll, FedEx Freight’s senior vice president for operations, starting March 1.

“John is a big chief with extensive transportation journey and a tune file of driving development and innovation,” Subramaniam said. “I even be pleased corpulent self assurance that below his leadership, FedEx Ground will continue to develop profitably and provide our customers the correct commercial and e-commerce solutions in the industry.”