Cologne, Germany (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
1WorldSync, the leading product information network and data pool solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Stefan Schweikart as Chief Information Officer, effective May 1, 2014. Mr. Schweikart, who formerly held a managing director role for IT systems and IT services as well as logistics at Baumarkt Praktiker Services GmbH, brings two decades of information technology and leadership experience in large scale international retail business. He will be responsible for global product information capabilities and customer focused strategic solutions.
“I am excited to welcome Stefan to the executive management team of 1WorldSync,” stated Nihat Arkan, CEO of 1WorldSync. “His comprehensive know how of retail processes, B2B and B2C e-Commerce with a proven track record of performance in IT and logistics organizations will help 1WorldSync to implement and execute on our next generation of products and services in the global market place.”
Mr. Schweikart joins 1WorldSync from Baumarkt Praktiker Services GmbH, where he was responsible for the definition of the IT strategy, managing the operations of IT systems and infrastructure, with thought leadership in development of software products and improvement of IT system landscape. Before Baumarkt Praktiker, Stefan was Division Manager of METRO Systems GmbH, a global operating retail company that develops solutions along the complete value chain and provides an IT infrastructure that ensures the worldwide retail processes are managed efficiently. In this role he was responsible for definition, implementation and deployment activities for all international sales lines and service companies. Stefan also oversaw the Merchandise & Supply Chain Management systems in providing software for all functions and processes along the supply chain of METRO.
With more than 15,000 customers across 54 countries, 1WorldSync is the leading product information network and data pool solutions provider, certified within GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®). 1WorldSync solutions and services enable businesses to exchange product information across their buy and sell side trading partner communities, via a single cloud based platform – with solutions including Supply Chain Enablement, Product Risk & Compliance, and Omni-Channel Commerce. 1WorldSync is jointly owned by the member organizations of GS1 Germany and GS1 USA. GS1 is the preeminent organization for the development of global standards, for identifying, capturing and sharing product information.