After five-year stint in private sector, Jacobson returns to USPS as tech chief

After five-year stint in private sector, Jacobson returns to USPS as tech chief

Peter A. Jacobson has returned to the Postal Service after five years in the private sector to take on the post of chief technology officer and senior vice president.

Postmaster general William J. Henderson announced Jan. 11 that Jacobson would be responsible for overall technology leadership and direction of USPS.

He replaces Norm E. Lorentz, who left the Postal Service on Jan. 3 to join Earthweb Inc. of New York.

Jacobson will focus on four areas:

• Finding the best application of technology for the Postal Service's strategic direction

• Developing an information platform to maneuver real-time data through USPS systems

• Connecting technology to business processes

• Developing and deploying strategic plans to improve products and services.

Jacobson 'understands the Postal Service, he understands the customer and he understands technology,' Henderson said.

Until his recent return to the Postal Service, Jacobson was president and chief executive officer of Paxis LLC of Jacksonville, Fla.

From 1992 to 1994 he was the Postal Service's senior vice president of processing and distribution.

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