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ARAMARK Veteran Elected to Lead GS1 US

Miguel Lopera, who has been serving as the ceo of GS1 US since 2004 while simultaneously serving as ceo of Brussels-based GS1, will dedicate his focus to the global role.

Carpenter was senior vice president of Business and Strategic Development for ARAMARK International, a $4 billion revenue division with locations in 22 countries.  In that position, he led acquisitions and strategic development in verticals such as healthcare, business and industry, and refreshments.  Prior to that, Carpenter was president of ARAMARK Healthcare, a $1.7 billion division serving more than 1,100 hospitals in the U.S. Before joining ARAMARK, he spent 11 years in marketing at Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals.
Carpenter, who will make his first public appearance as ceo on June 3 at the organization’s annual U Connect Conference in Orlando, cited the GS1 US mission and its unique operating model as reasons for accepting the position.  “Although GS1 US has accomplished a great deal over the last three decades, there remain tremendous opportunities to strengthen adoption of solutions, standards and technology across not only its traditional industry verticals, like consumer packaged goods, but also emerging verticals, such as healthcare,” said Carpenter.  “The chance to participate in a leading role in these efforts influencing international commerce is very exciting.”

GS1 US is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the adoption and implementation of standards-based, global supply-chain solutions.  More than 200,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, and traceability of their goods moving around the world. They achieve these benefits through GS1 US solutions based on GS1 global unique- numbering and identification systems, bar codes, Electronic Product Code-based RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange.  GS1 US operates the subsidiaries and brands 1SYNC™; BarCodes and eCom™; EPCglobal US™; GS1 Healthcare US; and RosettaNet.  It also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC®) for the UNDP.  www.GS1US.org

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