Michael L. Eskew

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DEFINITION of 'Michael L. Eskew'

The CEO and chairman of United Parcel Service (UPS) from 2002 to 2007. Michael L. Eskew was born in Indiana in 1949, joined the company in 1972 as an industrial engineer and worked his way up to various vice presidential positions before achieving the company's top leadership role. He succeeded James P. Kelly as CEO and was succeeded by Scott Davis.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Michael L. Eskew'

Eskew has also been a board member of 3M, Eli Lilly and IBM and a trustee of The UPS Foundation and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. While in charge at UPS, Eskew's accomplishments included major contributions to global expansion and reorganizing the company's delivery network, also he also spearheaded the company's own airline.

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