by Meridith Levinson

Former Gap technology executive appointed to United Stationers’ board of directors

Oct 12, 20052 mins

Charles K. Crovitz was elected to United Stationers’ board of directors.  He will serve on the business products distributor’s technology and human resources committees.  Crovitz, 52, worked for Gap Inc. from 1993 until 2003.  His last position with the retailer was as its executive vice president and chief supply chain officer and member of the executive leadership team.  During his ten year tenure with Gap, Crovitz also served as its EVP of supply chain and technology and as its senior vice president of strategy and business development.  He helped reduce the company’s expense structure by $250 million during a two-year period. He also co-led the re-engineering of the Gap brand’s product pipeline from product design to store delivery as well as managed the replacement of Gap’s proprietary core technology system. Prior to Gap, he worked for Safeway as a member of its operating committee, as its senior vice president and CIO, and as vice president and director of marketing for Safeway Manufacturing Group. 

Glen Blackmon was hired as president and COO of Internet America, a provider of Internet access services based in Dallas.  Most recently, Blackmon, who’s been a private equity investor since 1997, was chairman of AcademicPlanet, an ISP based in Houston.  Prior to Academic Planet, Blackmon was EVP, CIO and CFO of Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, Calif.  He spent a total of 18 years in commercial banking. 

Movers & Shakers won’t be updated tomorrow, Thursday, October 13, but will be updated on Friday.  Until then, I encourage you to read the Q&A with Mike Burgett that I posted yesterday.  It’s below this one.