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VP appointments

Business Solutions, Facilities get new leaders

Jimish I. Kothari, Business Solutions vice president, left, and Benjamin Kuo, Facilities vice president

The Postal Service appointed two new vice presidents last week.

Jimish I. Kothari was named Business Solutions vice president, reporting to Chief Commerce and Business Solutions Officer Jacqueline Krage Strako.

In this role, Kothari has been tasked with finding new ways for the Postal Service to monetize its assets.

He joined USPS from the private sector and brings with him more than 20 years of experience in logistics, supply chain management and leveraging technology and data to improve processes.

Kothari previously served as supply chain management and logistics vice president at CORT, a national furniture outlet chain.

Benjamin Kuo was named Facilities vice president, succeeding Tom A. Samra, who retired.

Kuo will lead efforts to manage all Postal Service properties and develop policies related to the purchase, sale, architectural design, construction and modification of USPS facilities. He reports to Strako.

Kuo is new to the Postal Service and has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and facilities management.

He previously held executive and management positions at Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Cornell University and Georgetown University.