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[bitsontherun cu2E78tH]STARKVILLE, Miss.- (WCBI) Mississippi State business students learn how to climb the corporate ladder from the Chief  Operations Officer of UPS.  David Abney may now oversee operations, but his career began with a part time job in 1974.

His career is decorated with a number of management roles, including the presidency of SonicAir.  SonicAir is a same day cargo delivery service that UPS took on in the 1990’s.

Abney says the company will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the future.

“The last 20 years, our business has changed so much and it will continue to change. What I can tell you, technology will play an even more important role. From an international stand point over business will continue to grow in those major markets, ” says Abney.

Abney, a Greenwood native, spoke Thursday as a part of a distinguished speaker series for MSU’s College of Business.

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