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Area vice presidents

Mercado, Ruiz receive appointments

Elvin Mercado, left, and Eduardo Ruiz, the respective retail and delivery operations vice presidents for Central and Western Pacific areas

Two Postal Service executives who have been serving in their roles on an acting basis have been appointed to the positions permanently.

Elvin Mercado was named retail and delivery operations vice president for Central Area, which includes 10 states and 33 million delivery points. He was named acting vice president in March.

Previously, Mercado served as acting retail and delivery vice president for Atlantic Area, manager of Westchester and Triboro districts, and Postmaster for Manhattan and the Bronx, NY, among other positions.

Eduardo Ruiz was appointed retail and delivery operations vice president for Western Pacific Area, also known as WestPac. Since March, Ruiz has held the position on an acting basis.

 WestPac has approximately 38.2 million addresses and encompasses 57 percent of the nation’s land mass.

Previously, Ruiz served in a range of leadership positions, including major metro district manager, area marketing manager and senior plant manager.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced Mercado’s and Ruiz’s appointments last week.