Kurt MacNeil

Director, Buildings and Systems Engineering
UPS, South California District

Kurt MacNeil is the Director for the Buildings and Systems Engineering Division of the UPS South California District Business Unit, and is a member of the District Staff directly reporting to the President, Fern Shaw. In his current role, Kurt is responsible for the day-to-day facilities operations of four of UPS’ largest and most advanced automated facilities, ranging in size from 500,000 sq. ft. to over 1,000,000 sq. ft. each, all located in Southern California. Working closely with other internal UPS departments, along with UPS State and Government Affairs representatives, Kurt has helped to expand the local UPS network capacity by approximately 30% over the last several years. He has also been instrumental in doubling the size of the leadership of the Buildings and Systems Engineering Division over that same timeframe. Kurt oversees an annual budget of roughly $100 million and is responsible for a management, technical, and hourly workforce of over 350 personnel, and a network consisting of over 100 vendors and contractors.

Kurt began his UPS career in 2003 as a part-time package handler in Ontario, CA while pursuing his Mechanical Engineering degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and in 2005, he was promoted to Buildings and Systems Engineering supervisor in the Anaheim, CA facility. After completing rotations through several Southern California facilities, including a three-year assignment as the District Environmental Coordinator, responsible for all environmental aspects of the Southern California Facilities, he was promoted to Facilities Engineer in 2013. He held multiple roles as a Facilities Engineer over the course of the next three years, including overseeing large operations such as Anaheim and Ontario. In 2016, he was promoted to Director of the Buildings and Systems Engineering Division, which is the position he has held for the last four years.

Kurt is an active member of the community, having previously sat on advisory board committees for the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District Career Technical Education Programs, North Orange County Regional Occupational Program – Welding and Fabrication, and Anaheim Fire Department Certified Unified Program Agency. He currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles, and is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Business Council.

Growing up in Orange County since the age of one, Kurt considers himself a native of the county, calling Yorba Linda his home. He is passionate about outdoor motorsports activities including off-road and drag racing, off-road buggies and ATVs, boating, and camping. He has a background involved in the automotive racing industry prior to and during the beginning of his UPS career. Kurt and his wife Melanie have been happily married for the last 13 years and have two daughters: Shelby and Audrey, both avid dancers.


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • M.B.A Trident University International