Vice President of Corporate Plant Engineering and Chief Sustainability Officer
Scott Wicker, UPS's vice president of corporate plant engineering, was named the company's first Chief Sustainability Officer in 2011.
Wicker has been deeply involved with the advancement of sustainability at UPS for several years, establishing a dedicated engineering group that manages global sustainability data for reporting and he also leads internal environmental initiatives. His team oversees a cross-functional Sustainability Working Committee and a Sustainability Directors Committee that establishes key performance indicators and goals for the company. Wicker also is a member of the Corporate Sustainability Steering Committee, which includes six members of the UPS's Management Committee executives, the top tier of the company's management structure.
Wicker joined UPS in 1977 as an unloader in Detroit, Michigan. As a graduate electrical engineer, he was promoted through several levels of management and has served as a part-time supervisor, full-time supervisor, region project engineer, and facilities engineer. He later served as district plant engineering manager in four districts before promotion to region plant engineering manager in two regions, including Europe. His assignments have taken him from the Midwest and New England to Brussels, Belgium and ultimately Atlanta, Ga.
Wicker also is active in a number of external sustainability initiatives including the Hewlett-Packard Executive Environmental Advisory Council, The CDP Carbon Mitigation Steering Committee, and a member of the Eco-Forum. He also is Board President of Sustainable Atlanta and a member of the Georgia Nature Conservancy board.