United Parcel Services (UPS) of America, Inc. has announced Dave Barnes will succeed Ken Lacy when he retires from his position as chief information officer (CIO) & senior vp.

Barnes is currently vp-customer and operations application portfolios in the company's information services unit. He is responsible for heading the development of approximately 3,000 of UPS's 4,700 technology professionals.

“Dave Barnes has managed virtually all UPS technology initiatives that directly touch the customer, including ups.com and a growing number of Internet-based shipping tools,” says Mike Eskew, UPS chairman & CEO. “His customer focus will ensure our technology decisions remain market-driven, sustaining our competitive advantage.”

Lacy is credited with leading UPS's technology initiatives through his 37-year career with the company. “He has overseen the development and build-out of the technology infrastructure that enables UPS to synchronize the flow of goods, information, and funds for our customers worldwide,” Eskew says.