CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2013) - Datalliance, the Cincinnati-based leading independent provider of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) platform services, today announced that the company has hired Ray Heyob as Solutions Director - Industrial Products. In this newly-created position, Mr. Heyob will be responsible for directing on-going Datalliance VMI solution enhancement investments to support the needs of companies in industrial product markets such as electrical, plumbing, power transmission, truck parts and similar industries that typically sell through either wholesale distributors or dealer networks. He will work with customers and other companies in these industries to understand their evolving needs for VMI, translate those needs into specific software requirements, work with Datalliance software engineering to develop new solution capabilities and help communicate the value those capabilities and related business practices bring to the Datalliance community. This new role will complement similar Datalliance activities for the Consumer Packaged Goods and Healthcare markets.
Mr. Heyob joins Datalliance from a 20+ year career with Procter & Gamble where he held a variety of progressively broader positions from Continuous Replenishment Systems Analyst through Plant Systems and Manufacturing IT Section Manager roles, to Interactive Marketing, eServices Delivery and Global Marketing Technology Leader roles, to his most recent position as eCommerce Startup and Solution Manager.
"We are excited to welcome Ray Heyob to Datalliance," said Carl Hall, Datalliance CEO and President. "He brings us a wide range of skills, experience and insights that will help take our solutions to the next level. We are already the leaders in VMI platform services for industrial products, but to continue our growth, we want to anticipate future needs and have the right capabilities ready when our customers need them. In this new position, Ray will help us do that for a number of important target markets."
Datalliance is a leading provider of collaborative commerce services, and the world's largest independent VMI service provider. Delivered via the Internet using the 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) model, Datalliance solutions make it easy for suppliers and their customers to establish sales and inventory management relationships that fully align business objectives, improve collaboration, and streamline supply chain operations. Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and thousands of locations for leading Fortune 1000 companies in a number of industries. For more information about Datalliance, visit www.datalliance.com.