CIO Announcements from PartnerRe, Policy Studies and more
Movers and Shakers
By Meridith Levinson, CIO
Yesterday, grocery store chain Supervalu revealed the executives who will lead the Minneapolis-based company once it completes its acquisition of Albertson’s. So who’s going to be in charge of IT? Pamela Knous (pictured at left) Supervalu’s EVP and CIO. Robert Borlik, Supervalu’s SVP and CIO who retired from the company in November 2005, has been brought back on board to provide interim technology consulting support. In this role, he reports to Knous. Not yet sure what all this means for Bob Dunst (pictured at right) Albertson’s executive vice president of technology and supply chain, if he’ll be reporting to Knous or if he’ll be looking for another job.
In other news, PartnerRe hired Mike Mitchard as its new CIO. Mitchard replaces Werner Heiz, who is retiring from the re-insurance company, and reports to Costas Miranthis, who has overall responsibility for IT. Mitchard most recently served as CIO of Ace Overseas General.
Last week, Gary Rulh started a new job with Policy Studies Inc. (PSI) as its CIO. Rulh joined the outsourcing, technology and consulting services provider from Invesco Funds Group, where he was CTO. At Invesco, he led a team of 150 employees and managed a $25 million budget.
In March, I reported that Gertrude Van Horn had left her post as CIO of Jo-Ann Stores for Haggar Clothing Co. I found out yesterday through one of my informants that Kevin Stack replaced Van Horn as vice president of IT infrastructure at the craft retailer. Stack joined the Ohio-based company in January from OfficeMax, where he was vice president of systems infrastructure.