Walmart, Unilever Execs Join GS1 US Board
Cameron Geiger of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Kees Kruythoff of Unilever North America have been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors, the information standards organization announces. GS1 US develops supply-chain standards, solutions and services for more than 200,000 businesses in 25 industries.
Geiger is vice president of merchandise replenishment for Walmart Stores U.S., which has nearly 3,900 stores across the country. He is a 10-year Walmart associate and has served on the senior leadership teams of four operating divisions in three countries. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and seven-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Geiger was honored as the Sam Walton Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 for progress in sustainability.
Kruythoff is president of Unilever North America, a division of one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods, with products that are used over 2 billion times a day around the world. Previously, as chief executive officer (CEO) for Unilever Brazil, Kruythoff was nominated as one of the country’s top 10 sustainability leaders. He has also served as CEO of Unilever Foods in South Africa, and senior vice president, Beverages, in Unilever’s Northeast Asia region.
The GS1 US Board of Governors includes executives from corporations such as Coca-Cola Refreshments; Johnson & Johnson; the Kroger Co.; the Premier healthcare alliance; Procter & Gamble; Publix Super Markets; the J.M. Smucker Company; McKesson Corporation; Sysco Corporation; Wakefern Food Corp.; and Wegmans Food Markets, in addition to the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers of America.