UPS Airlines President Robert Lekites on Friday announced his retirement, ending a 13-year tenure during which he oversaw the rapid international expansion of the delivery giant's airline unit, particularly to China. He will be replaced by UPS Air Group Operations VP Mitch Nichols, who has served as Lekites's top deputy since 2007. Lekites, who began his career at UPS as a delivery driver in 1974, took over an airline in 1997 that featured an impressive domestic network but operated ...

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