ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced Ronald Chang, currently vice president of UPS Capital Corporation, has been named president of UPS Capital ® . This business unit of UPS enables smarter trade through cargo and parcel insurance 1, trade finance 2 and payment services 3. Chang succeeds Bob Bernabucci, who will retire from the company after 41 years.
"We are grateful to Bob for his loyal service and contribution to our company," said Kurt Kuehn, UPS chief financial officer. "He's built a strong portfolio of products for UPS Capital which offers innovative and competitive solutions for our customers. We are fully confident in Ronald's ability to build upon Bob's solid foundation and continue leading UPS Capital's growth and contribution to UPS."
Before filling his most recent role, Chang was responsible for leading UPS's corporate development activities, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and divestiture activities. From 1999 to 2006, Chang served as the senior director of mergers and acquisitions, treasury for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEA).Chang completed more than 70 deals in 30 countries making possible international expansion of UPS and its subsidiary companies. His broad experience throughout the world includes serving as controller for the Pacific Region, one of UPS's largest units, and finance controller for the Asia-Pacific Region, one of the company's fastest growing international subsidiaries. Bernabucci joined UPS in 1973. Early in his career, he filled significant roles, such as leading the UPS treasury group and heading the finance team within UPS's corporate strategy group before being named president of UPS Capital in 1999. By leveraging the three flows of commerce - goods, information and funds - Bob forged financial services and insurance offerings into one business unit. This integration allowed customers to protect their goods, enhance their cash flow, and safeguard their payments.