GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - To ensure customers have the dedicated resources they need to meet the growing demands of the retail environment, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has appointed a seasoned team of sales professionals to help customers expertly and efficiently navigate their retail technology challenges.
"Our customers continue to focus their efforts on growth in c-store sales and differentiation through better consumer services," said Chris Whitley, vice president and general manager of sales for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "This sales reorganization will help us to support our customers through our suite of retail systems designed to grow sales."
The new Retail Solutions Sales Team will be led by Gilbarco Veeder-Root veteran Larry Bowden. Bowden brings more than 25 years of experience in the petroleum industry through both distribution and technology providers. He joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root in 2007 and has emerged as a key figure in Gilbarco customers' sales growth.
Kipp Carlisle and Albert Fernando join Bowden as Retail Solutions sales managers. Carlisle has worked both domestically and internationally in development, marketing, and sales of retail technologies over the past 25 years. Most recently his focus has been on the petroleum industry, specifically in emerging payment technologies and c-store profitability. Fernando joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root in 2010 as a channel manager and quickly progressed to the product manager role for Applause Forecourt Merchandising. He also brings past consumer packaged goods (CPG) company experience to his new role, giving him a broad awareness and understanding of the retail environment.
Gilbarco offers a comprehensive Retail Solutions product portfolio including Applause™ TV, Impulse™ and Passport® Point-of-Sale (POS). This suite of products is designed to enhance in-store sales by driving forecourt customers in store, increasing basket size, and having the most sophisticated loyalty offering in the business. Gilbarco will be featuring these offerings and the expert team at their upcoming Retail Technology Conference, May 20-23 in Durham, NC.
About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. We offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For almost 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. In fact, we help manage the business and maximize the bottom lines for 19 of the top 20 convenience store operators in the U.S. Gilbarco Veeder-Root. Technology with a human touch.