Shurts to join Supervalu as executive v.p.,c.i.o.

by Eric Schroeder
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MINNEAPOLIS — Wayne Shurts has been named executive vice-president and chief information officer of Supervalu, effective April 26. A 25-year veteran of the consumer packaged goods industry, Mr. Shurts most recently was global chief information officer at Cadbury, P.L.C.

“Wayne is a strong and proven leader who understands the grocery industry as well as the systems behind supply chain and logistics within retail organizations,” said Craig Herkert, president and chief executive officer of Supervalu.

Prior to joining Cadbury, Mr. Shurts spent 20 years with Nabisco, where he held various roles within the financial, marketing and sales analysis organization, including as vice-president of North American supply chain process, and vice-president of e-business. He left Nabisco in 2001 to start his own consulting firm, where he worked with diverse companies such as Avaya, IBM and Johnson & Johnson to deliver transformational technology strategies.

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