Maier succeeds David F. Rebholz, who is retiring on May 31.
In his new position, Maier will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the FedEx Ground segment, including FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx SmartPost. He will also serve on the strategic management committee of FedEx.
Maier has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, including more than 25 years at FedEx companies. He currently serves as executive vice president at FedEx Ground and is responsible for all strategic planning, communications and contractor relations.