—Michelle Hutchinson, Marietta
A: Barber began his UPS career as a delivery driver in 1985 and held several accounting positions over the next few years, according to his company bio. He was promoted to accounting manager in 1989 and to district financial controller in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1996. He moved to Chicago before being appointed the West Region Financial Coordinator in Omaha, Neb., in 1998. Two years later, Barber became a transaction deal manager in Atlanta, was appointed controller of the southeast region in 2002 and then was named vice president of finance and accounting in the Europe region in 2004. He held other positions in Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium, working his way up to president of UPS Europe in July 2011. He was "responsible for all UPS operations across the more than 120 countries and territories" in that role. Barber, who has a degree in finance from Auburn, will succeed Dan Brutto as president of UPS International this year.