Postal Service official to resign
Robert F. Bernstock, a former Vlasic Foods and Scotts Miracle-Gro executive, will leave the Postal Service on June 4, the mail agency announced Wednesday.
Postmaster General John E. Potter hired Bernstock in 2008 on a two-year contract to oversee the new Mailing and Shipping Services division. He emerged as one of Potter's top lieutenants, tasked with generating new revenue streams for the cash-strapped agency. Bernstock's decision to leave was not prompted by disagreements with Potter or other agency management, according to a source familiar with the move.
The mailing and shipping team oversees product management, product development and retail services, which generate more than $65 billion in annual revenue. Among other things, Bernstock developed the Priority Mail flat-rate box and the “Simpler Way to Ship” ad campaign. He also launched an experimental effort to sell greeting cards in some post offices and recently announced a deal with Hallmark to sell packages of greeting cards with postage-paid envelopes.
But Bernstock faced criticism and embarrassing news reports for rewarding six-figure, no-bid contracts to former colleagues from Vlasic, Scotts and Nutrisystem. The Postal Service recently announced it will not renew at least two of those deals.
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