From Package Handler to President and COO
After graduating from Ohio’s Kent State University in 1976, David J. Bronczek began his career as so many FedEx leaders have — on the frontline. Back then FedEx was a fledgling company that had been operating for three years with service to 75 U.S. cities and annual revenues of $96 million. Fast forward to FY17, the year Bronczek was named President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Corp. — a $60 billion global transportation powerhouse that is continuing to transform an industry, and is one of the most admired companies in the world.
What happened between then and now? “Like so many FedEx team members, I have lived the FedEx dream,” Bronczek says. He served in many operational roles and as a sales representative before moving steadily through the ranks of FedEx management. In 1993 he was named Senior Vice President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In 2000, at the age of 45, he became President and CEO of FedEx Express. There he oversaw the growth of our international business, the achievement of the $1.6 billion profit improvement plan and the acquisition of TNT Express.
“The opportunities for team members are even better today than they were when I joined the company over 40 years ago,” Bronczek says. “FedEx was founded on the People-Service-Profit operating philosophy that taking care of our team members results in outstanding service, allowing us to earn a fair profit that we then reinvest in our future and team members. This philosophy is more relevant than ever and has opened outstanding career opportunities for so many of our team members, including myself.”