Wakefern EVP Joe Sheridan Joins GS1 US Board of Governors

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Wakefern EVP Joe Sheridan Joins GS1 US Board of Governors


GS1 US, a not-for-profit organization that develops supply-chain standards, solutions and services for 25 industries has appointed Wakefern Food Corp. EVP Joe Sheridan and McKesson’s Specialty Care Solutions president Mark Walchirk to its board of governors

Wakefern is the United States’ largest retailer-owned cooperative, whose 47 members operate more than 230 supermarkets under the ShopRite banner. Sheridan oversees corporate merchandising, advertising, marketing, finance, technology, quality assurance, communications, warehousing, transportation, and all of Wakefern’s product divisions.

Additionally, Sheridan serves on the board of governors and the executive committee for the National Grocers Association, as well as on the board of directors, wholesale advisory board, and executive committee for the Food Marketing Institute.

“Wakefern has a longstanding partnership with GS1 US,” said Sheridan. “I am honored to join this esteemed group of industry leaders and look forward to having a positive impact on the company’s decision-making processes.”

McKesson’s Specialty Care Solutions is a division of the leading healthcare-services and information-technology company McKesson Corporation. With more than 23 years of experience in healthcare, Walchirk brings significant leadership in supply-chain operations, pharmaceutical and healthcare-services sales, and healthcare information technology to the GS1 US board. Through his leadership positions within McKesson, Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare and Encompass Group, Walchirk has driven significant supply-chain innovations on behalf of his customers.

“McKesson is committed to making the business of healthcare run better,” said Walchirk. “Supply-chain safety and efficiency are critical to the health of the healthcare system, and I’m looking to work with GS1 US to continue to drive secure supply-chain and pedigree best practices.”

Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US, welcomed the two executives to the board. “Joe brings us more depth in the retail space, while Mark has extensive experience in healthcare,” he said. “They will enhance the board’s strategies for increasing adoption and usage of the GS1 System of supply-chain standards across multiple industries.”

The GS1 US Board of Governors includes executives from leading corporations such as Coca-Cola North America; Johnson & Johnson; Kraft Foods, Inc.; the Kroger Co.; the Premier healthcare alliance; Procter & Gamble; Publix Super Markets; Sam’s Club; The J.M. Smucker Company; Sysco Corporation; and Wegmans Food Markets, in addition to the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers of America.

GS1 US, a member of GS1, is a not-for-profit organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards. More than 200,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes.