“These retailers embraced the idea that retailers need to take control of their technology future, and work closely with suppliers to create efficient and capable enterprise systems,” says executive director of PCATS.
PCATS has announced that three convenience and fuel retailing industry pioneers are being inducted into the PCATS Hall of Fame: Henry Armour, president and CEO of NACS; Jenny Bullard, chief operating officer of Waycross, Ga.-based Flash Foods; and Loring Perez, president of Columbus, Ga.-based Chattahoochee Oil Co.
“Henry, Jenny and Loring were early champions of our mission, through driving the formation of PCATS and putting to work the standards we created,” said Gray Taylor, executive director of PCATS. “These retailers embraced the idea that retailers need to take control of their technology future, and work closely with suppliers to create efficient and capable enterprise systems.”
The PCATS Hall of Fame honor is given to industry leaders who have been critical to the improvement of retail systems through interoperability, profitability and technology vision. The PCATS Technology Hall of Fame was established in 2011. Previous inductees include Teri Richman (NACS), John Hervey (PCATS), Greg Gilkerson (PDI), Bob Johnson (The Pinnacle Corporation), Brad McGuinness (VeriFone), Scott Hartman (Rutter’s) and Gene Gerke (Gerke & Associates).
The PCATS Annual Conference, attended by the industry’s leading technology experts and management, will be held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, April 28 through May 1, 2014. The conference agenda includes face-to-face meetings of all PCATS Committees and Work Groups to further data exchange standards in device integration, payments, enterprise integration, mobile commerce, supply chain and data security. The conference will also include informational sessions, including IBM’s Chief of Retail Technology Vish Ganapathy, who will speak on impact of current technology on retail. Each day will close with a social event, including the Hall of Fame event on April 28.