WHO is Michael L. Eskew

Michael L. Eskew was the Chairman of the Board and CEO of United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) from 2002 to 2007. From 1998 to 2014, he served on the Board of Directors. While heading up UPS, Eskew's accomplishments included major contributions to global expansion and reorganizing the company's delivery network. In his role as CEO, UPS's revenue increased nearly 57% to $47.5 billion in 2006 and net income (NI) grew by more than 75%.

BREAKING DOWN Michael L. Eskew

Michael L. Eskew was born in Vincennes, Indiana on June 28, 1949. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1972. He also completed the advanced management program at the Wharton School of Business. He joined UPS in 1972 as an industrial engineer manager. In 1994, he was named corporate vice president for industrial engineering and became group vice president for engineering in 1996. He was named executive vice president in 1999. The following year, he was named vice chairman and held this position prior to becoming CEO. He succeeded James P. Kelly as CEO and was succeeded by Scott Davis.

Eskew has also been a board member of 3M Company, Eli Lilly and Company, The Allstate Corporation and International Business Machines Corporation and a trustee of The UPS Foundation and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. In addition, he served on the Business Roundtable.