City of Industry, Calif. - Newegg.com has appointed Kunal Thakkar operations VP to help prepare the CE and IT e-tailer for future growth.
In his new role, Thakkar will be responsible for overseeing all 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."
Thakkar will have to meet or exceed an already high
bar at Newegg. The company's three national distribution facilities are models of logistical efficiency, with 99.8 percent of orders received by 2:30 p.m. picked, packed and out the door the same day, resulting in two-day delivery for 90 percent of orders.
"Newegg is already known for its fast delivery of products, cutting-edge logistics and outstanding customer service," Thakkar acknowledged. "I am pleased to join the company, and look forward to implementing operational best practices and improving Newegg's logistical and transportation requirements."
He joins Newegg from a fashion apparel wholesaler where, as VP global operations and business strategy, he 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 helped streamline operational processes and improve efficiencies for Fortune 500 companies.