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Dominic Porporino appointed UPS Canada president

MISSISSAUGA, ON , Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - UPS (UPS) today announced that Dominic Porporino has been appointed president of UPS Canada. Porporino, a Montreal native and UPS's second Canadian–born president, returns to Canada from Brussels where he was working as vice president of operations in UPS's European headquarters. UPS Canada celebrates its 44th anniversary today and Porporino serves as the ninth president for UPS Canada.

"UPS Canada is well positioned for continued growth," says Porporino. "I'm excited to work with our dedicated employees as we invest further in our network and infrastructure, and continue to provide excellent service to our customers, not only across the country, but across the world."        

UPS has been investing to expand its fleet and operations across Canada . In 2018, UPS invested $500M in Canadian operations, which has been used toward facility expansions and technological advancements. A major facility expansion in Montreal and a new facility in Caledon will help meet growing business and residential customer demand. As part of the investment and UPS' commitment to sustainability, compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles were added to Canada's alternative energy fleet.

Porporino began his career with UPS in 1989 as a preloader, before becoming a driver. Like many at UPS, over the course of 28 years, he progressed through the ranks, holding various positions in Montreal , Vancouver , and Toronto , including: on-road supervisor, preload manager, gateway manager, international hub manager, centre manager, and director of operations.

In 2011, Porporino accepted a special assignment coordinating the company's Atlantic Canada expansion project and in 2013, he served as the vice-president of operations at UPS Canada. Porporino was then promoted in April 2017 to his operations role in Europe , relocating to Brussels, Belgium .

About UPS

UPS (UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Headquartered in Atlanta , UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America's Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Forbes magazine's Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. The company's sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at ups.com/sustainabilitynewsletter. Learn more about our sustainability efforts at ups.com/sustainability. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Canada on Twitter.

SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.

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