New leadership appointed at FedEx Ground

John A Smith is to be president and CEO of FedEx Ground, replacing Henry Maier who is to retire effective 31st July.

Maier has been at FedEx since 1986 and became CEO and president of FedEx Ground in 2013.“Henry has helped steer tremendous growth across our commercial and e-commerce portfolio,” said Raj Subramaniam, president and COO, FedEx Corp. “Under his leadership, FedEx Ground revenue has more than doubled, with a focus on automation and speed as distinct competitive advantages. I am incredibly appreciative of Henry’s service to FedEx and wish him well as he begins this next chapter.”

Smith is to become president and CEO-elect in his new role for a handover beginning 1st March. He joined FedEx in 2000 and has over 35 years experience in logistics leadership positions. “John is a tremendous leader with extensive transportation experience and a track record of driving growth and innovation,” Subramaniam said. “I have full confidence that under his leadership, FedEx Ground will continue to grow profitably and offer our customers the best commercial and e-commerce solutions in the industry.”