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Burtonsville, MD, United States, 2012/09/05 - iControl announced the addition of Rebecca Philbert, President & CEO of Best Yet Supermarkets and formerly SVP, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Merchandising Officer at A&P, and CVP at Safeway, as a new director - iControldsd.com.
iControl Systems, the nation’s leading provider of Information Integration technology and Scan Based Trading facilitation and technology to retailers in the grocery, drug and convenience channel along with their value chain partners, today announced the addition of Rebecca Philbert to the company’s Board of Directors, effective October 1st, 2012. Ms. Philbert will take the seat previously held by Harry Stonecipher, former CEO of Boeing, who retired from the board but will remain an adviser to the President & CEO.
Philbert is currently the President & CEO of Best Yet Supermarkets. Previously, she served for four years as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Merchandising Officer for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, more commonly known as A&P. Prior to her time with A&P, Philbert spent 17 years at Safeway, rising from regional positions in the Northern California division to a variety of senior roles, including Corporate Vice President of Marketing; Corporate Vice President of Deli, Food Service & Starbucks; and Corporate Vice President of Lifestyle Initiatives.
Philbert is widely recognized by retail and consumer product executives as a results-oriented, decisive and proven leader in the food and supermarket industries. She and the operations under her direct oversight have earned numerous awards; Philbert was recognized in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as one of Progressive Grocer’s top Women in Grocery; she was recognized as one of the Top 200 Retail Food & Beverage Executives in 2008; the 2008 Progressive Grocer’s Executives to Watch; the 2009 Store Brand Leadership Award; the 2009 Private Label Retail of the Year Award from Private Label Magazine; the 2009 Meat & Deli Retailer of the Year by Meat & Deli Retailer magazines; the 2009 Griffin Report’s Women of Influence in the Food Industry; the 2009 Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and the 2010 Tri-State Most Powerful & Influential Women award from the National Diversity Council.
“I’ve been focused on building a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinarian and dynamic leadership team at iControl, and Rebecca handily meets all three of those objectives,” said iControl’s Chairman and CEO Tal J. Zlotnitsky. “We are thrilled and honored to be adding her to our strong group of directors."
“iControl offers a unique collaborative vision to optimize not only supply chains but the relationships between retailers and suppliers. I am tremendously excited to leverage my experience in retail operations, marketing and merchandising to support iControl's efforts,” Philbert said. “The innovative platform developed by iControl enables timely, relevant information-sharing between partners in the retail environment and represents a tremendously promising stride for retailers and vendors alike.”
About iControl Systems USA, LLC
iControl (icontroldsd.com) provides a Software as a Service Information Integration & Decisions Solutions and the human resources to support it. Our mission is to help retailers and suppliers share critical trading information through our platform, in a way that promotes fact-based, timely, data-driven decisions. Our solution and processes are proven to boost sales, reduce waste, promote efficiency, reward transparency, and align performance metrics. There are over 27,000 retail outlets taking part in iControl’s programs in all 50 states, 63 retail banners, and over 3,000 suppliers participating.