Carlton Rose is President, Global Fleet Maintenance & Engineering for UPS. He is responsible for all facets of global automotive engineering including inventory and asset management, safety performance, procurement of a vehicle fleet of package cars, tractors, trailers and containers, and airport gateway ground support equipment totaling over 340,000 pieces.
Other responsibilities include vision and strategy development, training and education, cost planning, cost analysis, people development, and career and succession planning. Rose leads a dedicated team of nearly 8,000 managers, supervisors, and technicians that support 454,000 employees throughout the world. He oversees an annual budget of more than $2 billion, which does not include fuel expense.
Rose, a native of Marion, Indiana, began his UPS career in Indiana in 1980 as a package handler. A graduate in Automotive Engineering from Lincoln Technical Institute, Rose was later promoted to automotive technician, before serving as a package car driver for nearly four years. As a skilled technician, accomplished driver, and team leader, he was quickly promoted into management as an Automotive line supervisor and later to Automotive Fleet Manager.
Rose’s experience with UPS includes key leadership assignments in package operations, Industrial Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Sales. He has held director assignments in Ohio, Southern Illinois, Kentucky, and Georgia. He was promoted to senior staff manager as the Southeast Region Automotive Group Manager in 2002. He accepted the same position for UPS’s Central Region in 2009.
Rose was promoted to Vice President, Corporate Fleet Maintenance for U.S. Operations in 2012. He was promoted to his current position of President, Global Fleet Maintenance & Engineering in January of 2016.
He is a graduate of UPS’s prestigious Community Internship Program where he spent four weeks at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City working among the poor, disadvantaged, and those in need, gaining tremendous insights that shaped and guide his leadership approach today.
He successfully guided UPS’s Southeast Region United Way Campaign in 2006 and 2007. During that period of his leadership, the region raised over $12 million. Other civic activities include serving as a United Way Loaned Executive, where he used his leadership, experience, and business knowledge to convince other companies to support United Way.
In 2014, Rose was inducted into his alma mater, now Lincoln College of Technology, Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Hall of Distinction at his high school alma mater “Marion High” in Marion Indiana in 2018. Rose sits on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a past board member for the Quad County Urban League in Aurora, Illinois, and the Star Struck Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia.