November 1, 2010
News Release 10-122
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

KUMAR DESIGNATED DIRECTOR OF USITC OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT

Deanna Tanner Okun, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Vivek Kumar has been designated as Director, Office of Procurement, at the USITC.

Kumar will serve as the agency's chief procurement official and will direct all USITC procurement activities.

Prior to joining the USITC, Kumar served as the Vice President for Contracts with Xerox Corporation, where he managed the company's transportation division. Previously, he gained federal procurement experience while working on a contract basis with numerous federal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Earlier, Kumar served as the Chief Contracting Officer with the Washington, D.C. (D.C.) Water and Sewer Agency; as the Director of Contracts, Procurement, and Facilities for a start-up company in Fairfax, VA; and as the Chief Contracting Officer for the D.C. government's Y2K program. He began his career on the team for corporate-wide initiatives at Lockheed Martin Corporation's headquarters in Bethesda, MD.

Kumar holds a master of business administration degree and a master of science degree from Southeastern University, as well as a Master's Certificate in Government Contracting from the George Washington University. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the Delhi College of Engineering in Delhi, India. He resides in Herndon, VA, with his son.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency that makes determinations concerning the impact of imports and their potential injury on domestic companies. The USITC staff includes experts who analyze virtually every commodity imported into the United States. The USITC provides data on international trade to the President, Congress, other federal agencies, and the public.

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