Amato to retire

Engineering Systems Vice President Michael Amato

Michael Amato, the Postal Service’s engineering systems vice president, will retire Sept. 30 after more than 33 years with the organization.

Amato helped USPS operate more efficiently and better serve customers by developing several innovative technologies, including optical character recognition equipment, automation enhancements and Mobile Delivery Devices.

He joined USPS as a maintenance mechanic in 1985 and later managed the technology planning and analysis, equipment requirements and economic analysis, and software process groups within the Engineering organization. He has served in his current role since 2011.

“Mike’s leadership, advice and many contributions on issues ranging from the postal vehicle fleet to state-of-the-art scanning devices have helped us compete in today’s fast-paced technological world and greatly benefited the Postal Service, our employees and our customers,” Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan wrote in a memo.