Carpenter Chosen as New GS1 US CEO

April 24, 2009
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.-Robert W.Carpenter has been named CEO of GS1 US, one of 108 country-based affiliates ofGS1, a global standards organization helps businesses adopt and implement standards-based, global supply-chain solutions.

Carpenter has most recently been senior vice president of business and strategic development for AramarkInternational, a $4 billion revenue division with locations in 22 countries. He had been with Aramark for more than five years, holding three senior leadership positions in which he delivered significant financial and operational resultswhile directing strategies involving thousands of employees.

Reflecting on Carpenter’selection, Sandy Douglas, chairman of the GS1 US board of governors and also the president of Coca-Cola North America, observed, “Bob is immensely well qualified to lead our organization. GS1 US has helped hundreds of thousands of businesses save hundreds of billions of dollars over its 30-plus years, but it still has a lot of untapped potential. Bob has the operational experience, as well as the sector-specific knowledge, to tap that potential and guide the organization and its member companies into the future.”