UPS Inc. said today it has named Juan R. Perez as its new chief information officer, succeeding Dave Barnes, who will retire June 30 after an 11-year stint that included, among other things, leading the team that created the familiar handheld computer carried by UPS delivery drivers.
Barnes, who joined Atlanta-based UPS in 1977 as a part-time package loader, shepherded the development of the Delivery Information Acquisition Device, or DIAD, the ubiquitous handheld instrument used to capture signatures and other delivery information, scan bar codes, and generate route information. He also led the development of advanced package flow technologies; "UPS My Choice" mobile solutions that allow end customers to control the routing of their packages; and telematics programs that provide real-time updates on UPS vehicles.
Perez, a 26-year UPS veteran, takes over on April 1. Barnes will stay until June 30 to ensure a smooth transition, UPS said,.
Perez spent the previous six years in information systems (IS) leadership roles, including supply chain solutions applications; operational and customer resource management technologies; and overall coordination of IS activities for multiple international regions, UPS said.