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Romaine Seguin Rose From Unloading Trailers At 330 Am In 29year Career To Become Ups President For Americas

Written by on February 2, 2012

As president of UPS Americas Region, Romaine Seguin oversees all package and cargo operations in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ms. Seguin became president following a 29-year career with UPS, working her way up from part-time hub supervisor in 1983 in Missouri. In 1989 she accepted a five-year assignment in Europe, living in the United Kingdom and France.

"UPS is unique," she said. "We promote within. We’ll hire lawyers for specialty functions off the street, but typically most of us work our way throughout."

After returning to the US in 1994, Ms. Seguin worked as an air-district controller in Louisville, KY, managing the ramp and hub division from 1996 to 1999. In 1999 Ms. Seguin moved to Detroit as operations division manager, in 2001 she was promoted to managing director of the Gulf South district and in 2004 she was named managing director of the Minnesota district.

In October 2007 Ms. Seguin moved to Milan, where she served as managing director of UPS South Europe, and was later promoted to chief operating officer for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, based in Brussels.

Ms. Seguin was asked to serve as president of the Americas Region in September 2010, where she has used the experienced she gained abroad to better operations in the southern US.

"I feel when you live in different cities you learn a different way to handle labor," she said. "If you get the chance to work abroad or live abroad, absolutely take it in a second. I really think that’s what helped me for this position. The more experience you get with diversity and people in situations, the better it prepares us for the job."

Ms. Seguin helped open the first automated test wing at UPS Worldport, which was used to test and validate $2 billion worth of technology and equipment. She played a large role in the development of company’s green efforts with the introduction of 12 zero-emission electric vehicles and 30 compressed natural gas vans in Germany and the United Kingdom.

"Sustainability is a very, very big part of the way we do business," she said. "It’s important with our vendors. We want to partner with vendors who have the same vision. It’s important to our customers and it’s important to our employees."

Ms. Seguin discussed UPS’s position as the world’s ninth largest airline and the largest air cargo carrier at Miami International Airport with Miami Today staff writer Ashley Hopkins at the UPS Americas Region offices.To read the entire issue of Miami Today online, subscribe to e -Miami Today, an exact digital replica of the printed edition. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to e-MiamiToday. With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2012 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1″);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview(); var _rsCI=”us-bpaww”; var _rsCG=”0″; var _rsDN=”//”; var _rsPLfl=0; var _rsSE=1; var _rsSM=1.0; var _rsCL=1;