SOURCE: Consumer Goods Technology

Consumer Goods Technology

December 03, 2014 13:00 ET

CGT Announces Appointment of Industry Liaison

Werner Graf to Act as an Ambassador Between CGT and Important Industry Associations, Forging Collaborative Relationships and Uncovering Mutually Beneficial Opportunities

RANDOLPH, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2014) - Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) is pleased to announce the formal appointment of Werner Graf to the role of CGT Industry Liaison, effective December 1st, 2014.

In this newly created role, Graf will act as an ambassador between CGT and important industry associations and organizations, ensuring effective collaboration and synergies that will benefit both the CGT community and the industry as a whole.

"As a CGT Board member and active leader in other key trade groups, Werner is uniquely positioned to drive the collective, symbiotic value of all the major industry associations," said Albert Guffanti, Group Publisher, RIS News and CGT. "

"I look forward to cultivating relationships across the multiple retail and manufacturing organizations that serve the consumer goods community. Stronger collaboration between these organizations has the potential to drive improved efficiencies, lower costs and higher living standards across the board. CGT can play a central role in driving this collaboration for the benefit of all, including the consumer," said Graf.

Graf is currently the General Manager and US Sales lead for Consumer Products clients for Tata Consultancy Services. He has more than 25 years of experience in the consumer products industry, including specific work in supply chain, demand chain, sales, client management and organizational design for companies such as Ernst & Young, IBM and Wipro.

Graf began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) in various manufacturing, distribution and customer service positions, eventually leading P&G's largest inbound distribution department: Dry Laundry.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Graf has a secondary teaching degree from St. Mary's College, and has participated in Tulane's MBA program, IBM's Harvard executive certification program, Wipro's Bangalore Leadership Program and TCS's Leadership Induction in Pune, India. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Grocery Manufacturing Association's Associate Member Council and has been a longstanding member of CGT's Research Advisory Board. 

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Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) sits at the intersection of business and technology in the global consumer goods community. As an integrated media brand, CGT helps more than 76,000 consumer goods industry influencers and decision makers across business and IT to improve business performance by delivering actionable insights, benchmark analysis and critical networking opportunities. Learn more about CGT at http://www.consumergoods.com.

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