Dematic Names Chris Petitt Senior Vice President of Information Technology
April 1, 2021
ATLANTA – Today, Dematic announced the hire of Chris Petitt, who will join the team as Senior Vice President, Information Technology, KION Supply Chain Solutions and Americas. In this role, Petitt will manage a global team within the Dematic IT Operations group to create best-in-class solutions that will enable continued success for Dematic globally and KION Americas.
Hasan Dandashly, Dematic President and CEO, stated, “I am extremely pleased to welcome Chris to our growing team. He brings an impressive level of IT knowledge and experience to the business having worked for some of the world’s biggest brands. He not only understands the importance of technology, but also is passionate about the way people interact with it to improve their work.”
“Driving and implementing technology change is a crucial function of any company — especially so in such a tech-driven organization as Dematic,” stated Petitt. “As we’ve seen, our world has changed drastically over the past year and our ability to connect virtually is more important than ever. I look forward to building on the company’s strong foundation and driving further excellence in the IT discipline.”
Petitt joins Dematic from The Coca-Cola Company where he most recently served as the Global Head of Data & Analytics supporting systems for all franchise operations. Prior to that role, he served as Vice President of IT for Newell Brands. While there, he held multiple, progressive IT leadership roles and led the company’s IT transformation. Petitt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Through this expansion, Dematic continues to strengthen its presence as a global provider of intelligent automation solutions.
Dematic designs, builds, and supports intelligent automated solutions empowering and sustaining the future of commerce for its customers in manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. With research and development engineering centers, manufacturing facilities, and service centers located in more than 35 countries, the Dematic global network of over 11,000 employees has helped achieve approximately 8,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial trucks and supply chain solutions.
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