DHL said that Mike Parra will succeed Stephen Fenwick as CEO for DHL Express Americas.
Fenwick is retiring after a successful career that has spanned three decades at DHL.
With Parra´s promotion, Greg Hewitt will move into the position of CEO for Express US operations.
During the five years that Fenwick led the Americas region, DHL has grown revenue, expanded market share and improved its network, adding routes and planes as well as expanding critical gateways and hubs in Cincinnati, Miami, Panama City, Bogota and Mexico City. The expansion has been needed to meet the demands of increased global trade and customers´ growth.
Parra started his career with DHL Express in 1997 as service center manager in South Florida and quickly progressed through various senior management roles, including his appointment in 2009 as General Manager and Senior Vice President responsible for all operations and sales activities in the Western United States and Guam.
In his new role as Express US CEO, Hewitt will lead the Express US Management board and will join the Express Americas Management board. Prior to joining DHL Express US as Area General Manager for the Northeast US region last November, he served as President of DHL Express Canada from 2011 to 2014.
Fenwick´s retirement is effective Dec. 31; Parra and Hewitt start their new positions on Jan. 4, 2016.
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