United Postal Service
Michael Hance, a 37-Year employee of UPS, oversees the company's global automotive program.
has a global fleet of more than 99,000 power and 180,000 non-power vehicles.
is responsible for a workforce of more than 4,900 technicians, over 800 managers, and an annual function budget of over $1.9 billion.
has held the position since 2007.
has supported the deployment of more than 2,500 alternative fuel vehicles.
The alternative fuel fleet includes propane, natural gas (LNG/CNG), all-electric, hybrid electric, and hydraulic hybrid.
team works with manufacturers, the EPA
and academic institutions to road test and adapt new technologies for commercial deployment.
Additionally, Hance has led managed automotive processes to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, lower fuel use and reduce carbon emissions.
These efforts have required the coordination of multiple departments and functions, including automotive, sustainability, engineering, fuel procurement, IT, human resources and finance.
Hance started his career at UPS as a package handler and delivery driver in 1976 at the Lynbrook NY facility.
After a variety of operations and engineering assignments, Hance managed several regional engineering functions in the U.S from 1994 until 1998.
He accepted his first position at UPS's Atlanta-based corporate office in 1998 as the U.S. Industrial Engineering Coordinator.