by Meridith Levinson

CIO Announcements from Kansas City Southern, US Technology, Intraware and more

Oct 03, 20072 mins

Scott Arvidson was promoted from SVP and CIO to EVP and CIO at Kansas City Southern amidst a reorganization of the transportation holding company’s executive managment on October 1, 2007. He’s the latest CIO to make lemonade out of an executive restructuring. In the October 1, 2007 issue of CIO, I noted a number of other CIOs who were moving up when others were being moved out.

Tony Velleca moved up the management chain at IT services and business process outsourcing provider US Technology. Velleca was named corporate CIO on October 1. He most recently served as US Technology’s vice president of enterprise solutions, in which position he oversaw the global implementation of PeopleSoft ERP. In his new role, Velleca is responsible for ensuring that the company’s IT scales with and supports its growth.

Before joining US Technology in 2000, Velleca founded and served as CTO of huddle247, which made virtual workspace software. Prior to huddle247, he worked for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas for 10 years. Velleca has a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of California at Irvine.

Intraware hired Roger Johnsen as its vice president of IT. Johnsen joins the Orinda, Calif.-based provider of digital asset management solutions after providing consulting services for iTerra Communications and Google. Previously, he was CIO of Symphony Technology Group, a holding company whose portfolio includes ERP provider Lawson Software.

Gregory Sheldon joins Mylan Laboratories on October 15, 2007 as its global CIO. He comes to the Pittsburgh, Pa.-based pharmaceutical company from Pfizer, where he served as vice president of global program delivery and engineering. In that position, he led efforts to combine separate technology platforms. Prior to Pfizer, Sheldon held executive management positions with Choice Point Services Company, Georgia-Pacific, the Georgia Lottery and Kraft Foods. He holds a Master of Science degree in management from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Everlink hired a CIO to serve as its new president and COO. The Canadian payment services provider tapped Mark Ripplinger to head up all of the company’s operations. Ripplinger most recently worked for the Canadian Payments Association as its VP of technology and CIO. Prior to the Canadian Payments Association, he was SVP for technology and CIO of ATB Financial, VP and CIO of Crown Life and VP of systems for Co-operators.