UPS Sees Its Shipping Future in Health Care, Retail and Green Technologies

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The rush to deliver online merchandise from the likes of Walmart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN), and the aging of the global population, means one thing for shipping and logistics companies UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX): They will have to invest more in their infrastructures to meet new demands on their operating systems.

In an exclusive interview with TheStreet, UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn touched on how UPS intends to address those challenges, which also happen to represent long-term opportunities.

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Brian Sozzi: What are the three things that you focus on daily/weekly/monthly to climb the ladder?

Kuehn: I'll start by saying one thing I do not focus on is the corporate ladder. That's not to say career advancement is not important or something we work toward. I just don't think making it a focus is productive for the individual or the organization. I think career advancement comes far more often to those who focus on helping their people and their organizations grow and reach their goals.

Throughout my career, I've looked for opportunities to do more. But at UPS I'm certainly not unique in this respect. Doing more is how most people at our company get the opportunity to take on new assignments with increasing responsibility. In a results-driven company such as ours, where there is also a culture of sharing the recognition for a job well done, doing more is part of our DNA.

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