by Meridith Levinson

AARP Appoints New CIO; Fujitsu Hires AMR Analyst as CTO

Mar 29, 20062 mins

Plus: CIO Announcements from Charles River Laboratories and Contexo Media

Yesterday, the AARP announced its new CIO.  Matt Mitchell starts his new job with the lobbying group on April 10.  Mitchell most recently served as VP and CIO for graphic design firm Cenveo, which hired a new CIO in January.  He replaces John Sullivan, who left the AARP in August.

Scott Langdoc
Fujitsu Transaction Solutions raided AMR Research’s stable of analysts for its new CTO.  Scott Langdoc (pictured at left), vice president and general manager of AMR’s retail industry practice, will join the Frisco, Texas-based retail technology vendor on April 10th.  Langdoc will serve on his new employer’s operating board and will report to the president and CEO, Austen Mulinder.  Prior to AMR, Langdoc was CIO of regioinal grocery store chain Raley’s and convenience store PDQuick.

Charles River Laboratories hired Nicholas Ventresca as its corporate senior vice president of information technology and CIO.  Ventresca begins his new job with the Wilmington, Mass.-based drug discovery company on Monday, April 3, 2006.  He most recently worked for Pfizer as a vice president responsible for portfolio management and organizational effectiveness.  Prior to Pfizer, he was CIO of Warner-Lambert’s Schick & Wilkinson Sword group and CTO of Pepsi-Cola International. 

Jason Pierson joined Contexo Media as its CIO.  Among his new responsibilities: managing the creation and implementation of an automated publishing system.  Prior to Contexo, Pierson was the VP of software development for Ingenix, a division of United Health Group.