Gary Rietz named CIO at Schawk
Monday, January 10, 2011
Press release from the issuing company
Des Plaines, IL - Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand point management services enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity, announced today that it has appointed Gary Rietz as chief information officer.
Commenting on the appointment, David A. Schawk, president and chief executive officer, stated, "Gary has a strong track record in aligning IT strategy with business strategy and implementing technology solutions to accelerate business process transformation. His experience and collaborative leadership style make him a great addition to the Schawk senior leadership team."
Rietz's 30-year career includes leadership information technology positions at Fortune 500 companies and small, private equity firms. Prior to joining Schawk, Rietz was a partner at Tatum, LLC. Previously, Rietz served as vice president and chief information officer at Ubiquity Brands, where he led the selection, transformation and implementation of the company's ERP system and standardized their business intelligence profitability analysis system. Rietz also served as interim chief information officer for a $1 billion automotive remarketing company and as vice president and chief information officer at Dean Foods Company. Earlier in his career, Rietz held positions of increasing responsibility in information technology systems and management at The Quaker Oats Company. Rietz began his career as a senior consultant in the IT consultancy division of what is now known as Accenture. Rietz also served on the IT Council of the Grocery Manufacturers Association for four years.
"I am excited to be part of such a passionate company," said Rietz. "I look forward to working with my new colleagues worldwide to use technology in ways that enhance our client experience, deliver a world-class employee experience and set new standards in operational excellence and business performance."
Rietz holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Computer Science from Purdue University.
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