Greg Graves has been appointed acting vice president for Western Area. He will succeed Drew Aliperto, who recently announced plans to retire after more than 40 years of federal service.
In his new role, Graves will oversee the nation’s largest geographic postal region. The area includes more than 100,000 employees who serve 49 million customers and 24 million addresses.
Graves — a 34-year USPS veteran — previously served as operations support manager in Pacific Area, where he was responsible for day-to-day processing, transportation, delivery and customer service operations.
Other assignments include manager of integration and support for the chief operating officer and acting vice president of delivery and Post Office operations.
He also served as manager of Los Angeles and Mid-America districts.
“Greg brings a wealth of practical field knowledge and headquarters experience,” said Chief Operating Officer David Williams, who announced the appointment this week.
Aliperto’s retirement takes effect March 1.
In a recent message to Western Area employees, he expressed pride in the area’s achievements.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better team to join me for the journey,” Aliperto wrote.