As senior vice president of human resources and labor relations, John McDevitt is responsible for managing both human resources and labor relations for an organization that serves more than 397,000 employees worldwide. Committed to maintaining UPS's reputation as an employer of choice, John oversees the company's strategy in developing and retaining a diverse and highly-skilled workforce. In addition, he manages the relationship and negotiations of a unionized workforce.
McDevitt is also a member of UPS's Management Committee, which is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.
A native of Upper Darby, Pa., McDevitt spent most of his UPS career in Piscataway, N.J., where he started in 1976 working part-time while attending Rutgers University. After graduating in 1980, he was promoted to full-time management and held various assignments of increasing responsibility. In 1991, McDevitt was assigned to manage hub operations in North Florida. A year later, he was promoted to manager of the East Long Island District, to become manager of the West Long Island District two years later.
McDevitt was assigned to the company's corporate office in 1996 to launch UPS's corporate compliance program. Later that year, he joined the labor relations department to work on union negotiations.
In 2000, McDevitt was promoted to vice president of air operations. In addition to running the day-to-day air operation, McDevitt oversaw the development of Worldport, the air hub that became the largest expansion project in UPS history and the centerpiece of the company's global distribution network.
In addition, McDevitt has served as Senior Vice President of Global Transportation Services and Labor Relations. McDevitt managed UPS's worldwide intermodal transportation network, a surface delivery fleet of more than 96,000 vehicles, UPS Freight, rail and other distribution services.
In keeping with UPS's long-standing commitment to the community, John has served on The Library Foundation Board of Directors in Louisville; the Partnership for Kentucky Schools Board of Directors, and the Junior Achievement Worldwide Board of Directors.