Charlie Covert was Vice President, Customer Solutions at UPS. In this capacity, he was responsible for supply chain design, sustainability, and consulting for the automotive, industrial manufacturing, high tech, aerospace, government, and professional services sectors. Charlie worked with UPS customers to understand their supply chain strategy as it supported their business strategy. He led development of strategic and tactical alternatives, evaluation of business cases that drive customer value, and execution of the selected strategy.
Charlie serves on the Board of Directors for Fast Radius, a manufacturing services company specializing in on-demand manufacturing, particularly 3D Printing. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Conservancy. The Georgia Conservancy strives to protect Georgia's natural resources by advocating sound environmental policies, advancing sustainable growth practices and facilitating common-ground solutions to environmental challenges. He also serves on the Integrated Systems Engineering Advisory Board for The Ohio State University. Charlie is active with American Corporate Partners mentoring veterans returning to the civilian job market.
Charlie has been with UPS for 20 years and retired in October of 2019. Prior to UPS, he performed logistics engineering functions for Sedlak Management Consultants and McDonnell Douglas. He also served in the Ohio and California Air National Guard.
Charlie holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.