QUEENS, NY –Borough President Melinda Katz is pleased to announce her appointment of John Ottulich to the Queens Library Board of Trustees.

Mr. Ottulich is a long-time Douglaston resident with a long history in community service. He is currently the Interfaith Service Chair of the Douglaston-Little Neck Memorial Day Parade Committee. He has also previously served as the Public Service Award Chair for Zion Episcopal Church in Douglaston, as Trustee and Vice President of the Douglaston Civic Association, as First Vice President and Construction Chair of the Queens Museum, as Trustee and Transportation Co-Chair of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Corporation and as Trustee and Vice President of the Bayside Historical Society.

“Mr. Ottulich has extensive management and operational experience in both public and private industries,” Borough President KATZ said. “He has demonstrated strong dedication to serving our community and will be a valuable addition to the Queens Library Board of Trustees, which is entrusted with providing sound stewardship to one of our borough’s most treasured educational and cultural institutions.”

Mr. Ottulich has served as Chief of Operations for York Scaffold Equipment Corp. of Long Island City since 2003. Among other duties, Mr. Ottulich manages and coordinates retail operations for York Scaffold Equipment and leads the sales and marketing efforts of the firm, which has more than 2,000 customers in the construction, event planning, movie and theater production and other fields.

Mr. Ottulich’s previous work experience includes serving as a sales representative for Berk-Rauch Marketing of Brooklyn from 1998-2003, an estimator for Safway Scaffolding from 1995 to 1997, Director of Sales & Marketing for York Scaffold Equipment from 1982 to 1994 and associate merchandise manager at Macy’s from 1977-1981.

“As the son of immigrants and one who did speak English as my first language, I am thankful that Borough President Katz has appointed me to Queens Library’s Board of Trustees,” Mr. OTTULICH said. “I am committed to using my business and community service experience to make sure the Queens Library is governed with transparency and fiscal soundness and is able to continue to provide quality service to the Queens residents who depend upon having access to its vast catalog of books and other media and to its many educational, cultural and community programs.”

Mr. Ottulich attended Queens College from 1975 to 1977. He also attended Cathedral College Immaculate Conception in Douglaston from 1973-1975 and Cathedral Preparatory Seminary from 1969 to 1973.