December 2020 Volume 16

Wayne M. Hewett elected to UPS Board

Staff reporter KC Times
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United Parcel Service (UPS) announced the election of KC Old Boy Wayne Hewett, former Chief Executive Officer of Klöckner Pentaplast Group and of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, to the UPS Board of Directors.

Wayne is the son the Florida Chapter’s Audley Hewett and his wife Shelly. He attended KC in the 1970’s leaving in 1977.

“UPS has a robust process in place to identify and add talented leaders who will strengthen our board membership. In Wayne, we are adding seasoned executives with diverse, global perspectives and deep subject matter expertise to support our strategic growth imperatives,” explained David Abney, UPS Executive Chairman.

Hewett, 55, currently serves as a senior advisor to Permira, a global private equity firm, as Non-Executive Chairman of DiversiTech Corporation, and as Non-Executive Chairman of Cambrex Corporation.

Earlier in his career, he spent two decades at General Electric in roles including Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations, President and CEO of GE Advanced Materials, and other senior executive positions.

Hewett earned Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Wells Fargo and The Home Depot.

“We are thrilled to have Wayne joining our Board of Directors,” said UPS Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé. “He bring a unique set of skills to our board. Further, this appointment is a meaningful move in support of our commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

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