The U.S. Postal Service on Monday named Paul Vogel, the official who overhauled the post office’s air services and international strategy, to head the mailing and shipping services division at the core of the USPS commercial delivery.
Vogel will return to the USPS after leaving the Postal Service 18 months ago to join the consulting and auditing firm Deloitte.
A 40-year veteran of the Postal Service who started his career as a mail carrier in Boston, Vogel led far-reaching changes in postal operations in an effort that began in the early 2000s and led to an enormous and unprecedented air services contract with FedEx and later to the USPS’s first contract with competitor UPS. He later helped lead postal efforts to deregulate international air services contracts, consolidated international operations into a single profit center and revamped international products.
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He became senior vice president and managing director for global business at the Postal Service in 2006 and retired in 2009.
As president of the mail and shipping services division, Vogel will run an operation with some $65 million in annual revenue. He will also be at the center of managing service and products as the USPS is coping with dramatic declines in mail revenue, putting more pressure on the agency to raise revenue from its commercial services as it also seeks to cut billions of dollars in costs.