One hundred ten years ago, Jim Casey had a vision and started a small company called United Parcel Service and remained at the helm as CEO for 55 years. In 2017, Parsippany officially became a part of the late Jim Casey’s entrepreneurial vision.
On August 24th, UPS celebrated its Parsippany grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new state-of-the-art IT Innovation Center on Upper Pond Road in Parsippany. The facility is warmly referred to as the “IT Campus of the Future”.
At the event, current UPS Chairman and CEO David Abney spoke of how Mr. Casey would be beaming with pride over the ambitious direction that UPS has undertaken since its founding, with Parsippany being a new UPS location among the 220 countries worldwide with more than 434,000 employees.
UPS IT and Engineering is heavily focused on information security. UPS’ mission is dedicated to outstanding customer service with the company being unmatched in the entire industry, according to UPS Chief Information and Engineering Officer Juan Perez.
The building’s open-concept layout and design encourages employees to directly work together as a team in overcoming challenges by making it easier for staff to collaborate and communicate with one another, Perez added.
I and my administration worked extremely hard behind the scenes to successfully relocate UPS to our township. I could not be prouder of my staff’s steadfast focus, dedication and achievement in delivering on this valuable economic development project and its associated benefits to the township today and for generations to come.
Accompanying me at the special celebration were: Business Administrator Ellen Sandman; Council President Lou Valori; Councilman Michael DePierro; Board of Adjustment Vice Chairwoman Nancy Snyder; and Senator Joe Pennacchio.