FedEx Announces Leadership Changes for Freight, Ground Divisions

A FedEx Freight Truck
A FedEx Freight truck on a highway in Kentucky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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FedEx Corp. has announced that Lance Moll will be the next president of FedEx Freight. He replaces John A. Smith, who will take over FedEx Ground upon the July retirement of current president Henry Maier.

Moll, currently senior vice president of operations for FedEx Freight, will take over as the operating company’s president and CEO on March 1. He began his career at FedEx Freight in 1992 and has held leadership positions throughout the U.S. domestic operations network.

“Lance has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the LTL industry along with a strategic mindset for the future,” said FedEx Corp. President and COO Raj Subramaniam. “At FedEx, we are fortunate to have a deep bench of leaders. With these two appointments, we are in a position to continue to grow both of these operating companies and create new value for our customers in the years to come.”


Moll (left), Smith via LinkedIn, FedEx

Smith will become president and CEO-elect of FedEx Ground effective March 1, and will fully assume the role June 1. Smith joined FedEx in 2000, and, like Moll, previously served as senior vice president of operations.

“John is a tremendous leader with extensive transportation experience and a track record of driving growth and innovation,” Subramaniam said. “I have full confidence that under his leadership, FedEx Ground will continue to grow profitably and offer our customers the best commercial and e-commerce solutions in the industry.”



Maier’s retirement will be effective July 31. He joined FedEx in 1986, and held leadership positions in logistics, sales and marketing before taking the reins at FedEx Ground in June 2013.

“Henry has helped steer tremendous growth across our commercial and e-commerce portfolio,” Subramaniam said.

Maier will remain at FedEx Ground in an advisory role through July.

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