Retail and Tech Leaders Join GSP's Board of Directors
Clearwater, Fla., December 20, 2018 – GSP, a leading retail services provider, announced today the appointment of Alan Aldworth and Mike Tower to its Board of Directors. As board members, Mike and Alan will support the ongoing development and implementation of GSP’s strategy to “make retail better.”
Alan Aldworth currently serves as Board Director and CEO at TIEC, Inc. TIEC provides quality management systems consulting and training services for the global oil and gas industry. He has held CEO and board chairman roles for tech companies such as ProQuest Company and SKO Learning, Inc. Additionally, he helped lead the strategic shift of Tribune Company, one of the largest traditional media companies in the U.S. to a tech-enabled services provider. Alan’s extensive executive and acquisition experience coupled with his strong background in effective governance, make him an ideal fit for GSP’s Board of Directors.
Mike Tower is a Partner Emeritus with A.T. Kearney, Inc. a global management consulting firm, where he focuses on strategy in the retail, consumer products and services industries. Previously, he served as A.T. Kearney’s Managing Partner for North America and as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Executive Committee member at Sears, Roebuck and Co., as well as President of Sears Home Improvement Services division. Mike is a member of the Board of Directors of Ace Hardware International, and a previous member on the boards of Home Acres Building Supply and True Partners Consulting. As a board member and a consultant, he has worked with some of the most iconic companies in the world in the mass merchandise, specialty retail, and pharmacy retail spaces.
Existing board members, Matthew Patinkin and Michael Winser, will leave their positions on GSP’s board at the end of this year.
“We welcome Alan and Mike to the board and look forward to the value their extensive leadership experience will bring to our customers and our employees,” said Paul Neuhoff, Chairman of GSP’s Board of Directors. “Additionally, we are truly grateful for the service both Matthew Patinkin and Michael Winser have provided us throughout the years and are thankful for their contributions as members of GSP’s Board of Directors.”
Now celebrating 40 years of business, GSP is a retail services provider located in Clearwater, Florida, with three regional production facilities (Clearwater; Provo, Utah; and Madison, Wisconsin). By using surveys and a proprietary software system, GSP helps retailers accurately measure and store site data, guaranteeing the right size sign is delivered to the right store every time with no overage. GSP offers award-winning marketing, design services, visual merchandising, food photography, best-in-class graphics and smart POP program management to more than 60,000 retail locations throughout North America. Recent growth led GSP to add AccuStore®, a survey, app and site profiling software brand, and the large-format graphics lab Great Big Pictures, which specializes in fashion retail. For more information, visit www.gspretail.com.
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