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--Seasoned Executive Joins Popular E-Retailer to Lead Logistics and Transportation Efforts--
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., March 26, 2012 -- Newegg Inc., the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States, today announced the appointment of Kunal Thakkar as vice president of operations. In his new role, Thakkar will be responsible for overseeing all of Newegg’s logistics and transportation functions, including managing the company’s warehouse operations and transportation service providers.
“Kunal has a proven track record of building strong operational platforms for growing businesses,” said Bob Bellack, CEO of Newegg North America. “As we continue to experience solid growth and expand our presence, Kunal’s leadership and expertise will be crucial to helping us scale our operations. We are excited to have him on board and look forward to his contributions to the team.”
Prior to joining Newegg, Thakkar was the vice president of global operations and business strategy at a fashion apparel wholesaler, where he was responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the company. In this role, Thakkar designed and implemented a fully automated distribution center, helped double the company’s sales, and improved its profits. He also served as a supply chain management consultant at UPS Professional Services where he worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to help streamline operational processes and improve efficiency.
“Newegg is already known for its fast delivery of products, cutting-edge logistics and outstanding customer service,” said Thakkar. ”I am pleased to join the company, and look forward to implementing operational best practices and improving Newegg’s logistical and transportational requirements.”
Thakkar holds a master of science in engineering management from California State University, Northridge and also received a global logistics specialist certification from California State University, Long Beach.
About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 18 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site's online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California.