UPS promotes Willis to west region president

Willis succeeds Jerry Mattes, who has accepted the assignment of US operations manager at UPS.


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George Willis has been promoted to West Region president for UPS, an appointment that follows a two-year tenure as UK, Ireland and Nordics district manager.

Willis succeeds Jerry Mattes, who has accepted the assignment of US operations manager at UPS.

Willis, now responsible for all package delivery operations in 25 central and western states in the US, has held a number of positions at UPS during a more than 30-year career with the company.

In 2012, Willis took on the role of US Small Package operations manager. Willis became South California District manager in 2006, overseeing the integration of several district territories.

Willis began his UPS career in 1984 as a part-time package handler in the Georgia District. He held a variety of part-time supervisor operations positions while attending Morehouse College. Willis received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College.

After serving as a package car driver in 1989, he was promoted into full-time management in 1990 as a hub supervisor. Willis advanced to hub manager in 1992 and held various positions in operations prior to being promoted to hub division manager in 1999. In 2001, Willis relocated to Colorado as division manager in hub and package operations in the Rocky Mountain District. In 2004, Willis was promoted to East Carolina district manager.