For nearly a decade, Gil Salazar has been guiding growth for Stater Bros. Markets’ IT division. Now, the leader has been promoted to a new role within the company, taking on the title of Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
Continuing to serve on the retailer’s Executive Leadership Team, Salazar will lead the newly created Enterprise Data Management team. Comprised of a Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (BICOE), Data Science, Data Engineering, and Data Governance teams, the new Enterprise Data Management team will be tasked with delivering data-driven insights through reporting and visualizations, extracting timely insights to support rapid decision-making, and ensuring and improving data quality.
As a press release explained, Salazar has nearly 35 years of IT experience and has been a member of the Stater Bros. team for eight years. His most recent title was Senior Vice President of Information Technology.
He recently led the company's efforts to overhaul its IT and technology infrastructure and is currently spearheading the company's transition to a more modern Human Capital Management (HCM) system while preparing for the implementation of a game-changing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
In his new role, Salazer will report to Pete Van Helden, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.
“Today, a company’s technological infrastructure and its ability to analyze business data have an extraordinary impact on its competitiveness,” said Van Helden. “With Gil’s enhanced role, we will continue to build upon the solid technological foundation that he facilitated and be positioned well for the future.”
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Best wishes to Gil Salazar as he steps into his new position!