HDS Global Expands Board of Directors as it Prepares to Launch Personalized Ecommerce and Same-Day Delivery Service for Everything from Groceries to Goods

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CTO of Rockwell Automation, Sujeet Chand, and Former CEO of Kate Spade, Craig Leavitt, join board as HDS continues to push robotics innovation to a new level in fulfillment

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“This is a significant step for HDS. We are delighted to add Sujeet and Craig to our board. Their insights will be invaluable as we accelerate in our mission to deliver the next generation of ecommerce,” said Louis Borders, founder and CEO of HDS Global.

HDS Global today announced that it has added two senior executives with deep expertise in automation and retail to its board of directors as the company prepares to launch its consumer service. Sujeet Chand is the CTO of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), a global leader of industrial automation, and Craig Leavitt is the former CEO of Kate Spade & Company, which was acquired by Coach, Inc. (NYSE: TPR) last year for $2.4B.

Mr. Chand lives and breathes industrial automation. At Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, Chand leads the company’s technology strategy, technical innovation and global business development. He has played an instrumental role in transforming Rockwell Automation from a manufacturing to a technology company. His expertise in automation will benefit HDS as the company continues to develop its end-to-end robotic fulfillment system.

Mr. Leavitt brings more than 30 years of retail expertise to the HDS board. During his eight years at Kate Spade, where he served as CEO, Leavitt achieved 15x growth and increased revenue from $89M to $1.4B. He consistently grew online sales, traffic and conversion while maintaining a relentless focus on full-price selling. Leavitt’s proven multichannel, customer-centric approach will help shape a best-in-class experience for HDS retailer partners and HDS customers.

“This is a significant step for HDS. We are delighted to add Sujeet and Craig to our board. Their insights will be invaluable as we accelerate in our mission to deliver the next generation of ecommerce,” said Louis Borders, founder and CEO of HDS Global. “HDS is positioned to alter the ecommerce and automation landscapes - from how people think about purchasing goods, to how orders are fulfilled and delivered - and we believe attracting exceptional talent is a key to achieving our goals.”

About HDS

HDS will offer consumers a one-stop online mall with unlimited selection, superior one-cart convenience, free delivery and one-hour express service on groceries and general merchandise from the world’s leading retailers. RoboFSTM, a software-defined fulfillment system developed by HDS, combines intelligent vision, and mobile and articulated robots into an integrated, turnkey solution that dramatically advances supply chain capabilities while significantly reducing labor and total fulfillment costs. The company is backed and advised by global leaders in technology, retail, and automation. To learn more about how HDS is creating the future of ecommerce through the application of sophisticated robotics please visit http://www.hdsglobal.com.

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