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James E. Casey

United Parcel Service

1907 - 1962


1900 b. 1888
Born-Died1888 - 1983
BirthplaceNevada (NV)
FatherLaborer, Un-/Semi-skilled
Era - 1900

Starting with two bicycles and $100 in capital in 1907, Casey went on to build one of the most respected and recognized companies of the 20th century Ė United Parcel Service. UPSís trademark brown delivery vehicles have become synonymous with reliable, secure, and efficient service. While customer service was his hallmark issue, Casey was also a strong proponent of employee enhancement programs, becoming one of the first American businessmen to introduce a profit sharing plan to employees.