Drew Aliperto was named vice president, Area Operations for the Western Area, effective October 1, 2012. Aliperto, based in Denver, is responsible for all postal operations for the area, including mail processing and distribution, customer service and administrative operations. He manages an annual operating budget of $9 billion and a workforce of 104,000, serving 49 million customers and 24 million addresses. He reports to the chief operating officer and executive vice president.
The Western Area is the nation’s largest geographical postal area. It covers 2 million square miles and encompasses 56 percent of the land mass of the United States, including Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, the western and southern portions of Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, western Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Aliperto, a 34-year Postal Service veteran, previously served as vice president, Area Operations for the Pacific Area. Earlier, he was manager of operations support in the Pacific Area and plant manager in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Aliperto’s other assignments have been manager and senior manager of distribution operations at processing facilities in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. He also was detailed as the senior plant manager of the Sacramento Processing and Distribution Center. He received the Deputy Postmaster General Award in 2009.