Andy Van Beek

VP, Applications Development, UPS

Andy Van Beek is currently UPS Vice President of Applications Development/Customer Engagement Technology Digital Experience and Shipping Systems. In this role, Andy is responsible for the digital solutions provided to UPS customers, including ups.com, the UPS mobile application, and UPS shipping systems. His objective is to provide valuable, relevant, personalized experiences to all UPS customers through the use of leading edge technology.

He participates in numerous UPS steering committees, ensuring technology investments are aligned with business strategy.   During his 34 years with UPS, Andy has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility including Sr. Manager of Visibility Systems, Director of Customer Service and Sales Systems, and Director of Shipping Systems before being named Vice President in 2016.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Management Information Systems (MIS) and Finance from the University of Wisconsin. He is actively involved with Baltimore Vex Robotics serving as a Judge/Mentor, and volunteering at the Baltimore Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, First Fruit Farms in Freeland, MD and the Maryland Food Bank.

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