Phoenix, June 28, 2010
Craig Wiltz, a 32-year UPS veteran, has assumed command as president of the company's new and expanded Desert Mountain District, directing small package operations in an area that covers all or parts of five states.
The Desert Mountain District is one of 20 new Districts dividing the United States activated earlier this year. It includes Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and all but two small western parts of Arizona and a small sliver of southeast California and features a package-delivery operation with some 12,000 employees.
Wiltz most recently served as the manager of UPS's old Desert Mountain District, which has been consolidated into the new District. He began his UPS career in 1978 as a package handler in the Southeast Texas District. He was promoted to hub manager in 1987 and held positions in hub, feeder, preload and package operations prior to being named package division manager in 1991. After assignments in the Southeast Texas and South California Districts, he became a District manager in Northeast Texas in 2002. In December 2004, Craig accepted an assignment as the North Jersey District manager.
UPS announced in January it was going to streamline its domestic management structure to improve overall performance by reducing the number of U.S. Districts from 46 to 20. Thanks to today's technology and the management strengths of its people, a District office now can oversee a much larger geographic area than in years' past.
As part of the realignment, UPS also is expanding its outreach to customers by strengthening local sales and marketing efforts. No package handling facilities have been affected by the consolidation of management offices, nor have any UPS drivers or package handlers.