Logistics giant Brambles has announced it is appointing Jim Infinger to the newly created position of chief information officer.
A spokesperson for the company said the creation of the new role
reflected the importance of IT systems and the need to have someone
coordinating them across the 45 countries in which Brambles operated.
Infinger has had his fingers in many IT pies, holding CIO roles
for Raytheon and CompUSA, as well as holding a position on the
advisory boards of Oracle, HP, SAP, Microsoft, AT&T and Cisco.
He has also spent time at Siemens Nixdorf, ICL Fujitsu and Wal-Mart.
Infinger will report to Tom Gorman, who is succeeding current
CEO Mike Ihlein on 1 November.
"Jim's extensive experience of information systems, strong
commercial orientation and customer focus will be of great benefit
to Brambles," Gordon said in a statement. "I am impressed with his
energy, strategic thinking and his perspective on how information
systems can really help our businesses address customer needs."