DHL Express announces new Americas appointments

DHL has announced Mike Parra is expected to succeed Stephen Fenwick as CEO for DHL Express Americas with Fenwick due to retire his role as of 31 December 2015. Following Parra’s expected promotion, Greg Hewitt is due to move into the vacated position of CEO for Express US operations.

Fenwick said of the appointments, “I couldn’t be happier to have both Mike and Greg lead the U.S. and the Americas region with their vision for strong business growth as we continue to expand our network and reinforce our status as certified international specialists.”

Parra began his career with DHL Express in 1997 as service centre manager in South Florida. In 2009 he was appointed General Manager and Senior Vice President responsible for all operations and sales activities in the Western United States and Guam. In 2011, he became responsible for the Americas region network operations. In his new appointment as regional CEO, Parra is expected to be responsible for the management of DHL Express business activities in 50 countries and territories across the Americas. Prior to DHL, he worked for 10 years with TNT Express Worldwide, holding positions as regional operations manager, gateway manager and general manager of Latin America and the Caribbean.

In his new role as Express US CEO, Hewitt is expected to lead the Express US Management Board and will join the Express Americas Management Board. Prior to joining DHL Express US as Area General Manager for the Northeast US region last November, he served as President of DHL Express Canada from 2011 to 2014.

Hewitt, who started his career with DHL in 2003 in Canada, has held several vice president management positions in commercial sales, including international assignments in Europe and the U.S. He led the team that negotiated the sale of the DHL Express domestic business in Canada to TransForce in 2011.

Fenwick’s retirement is effective Dec. 31; Parra and Hewitt are expected to start their new positions on Jan. 4, 2016.