ECR announces new co-chairs
James Wilson, trading director at Superquinn, and John Casey, managing director, Allied Logistics, take over as retailer and supplier co-chairs
14 September 2009 | 0
Last month Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Ireland announced the appointment of its new co-chairmen:
Superquinn’s trading director James Wilson as retailer co-chair and John Casey, managing director, Allied Logistics, as supplier co-chair.
James Wilson succeeds Tony Keohane, CEO of Tesco Ireland, and John Casey succeeds Ciaran Sullivan, commercial director at Nestle, who both retired as chairmen of the association after a successful tenure.
Launched in 1998, ECR Ireland is a joint trade and industry body set up to make the food and drink sector more responsive to consumer demand and to promote the removal of unnecessary costs from the supply chain.
Declan Carolan, general manager of ECR Ireland, commented about the appointments: "I am really pleased to have James Wilson as retailer co-chair. Superquinn is a long-standing member and has contributed greatly to ECR at a national and European level over the years. James’ experience, energy and enthusiasm for tackling industry issues will be a real asset to ECR
John Casey has long been a supporter of taking costs out of the supply chain and improving master data management. I will welcome his vision and strategic perspective on ECR."
Speaking about his appointment, James Wilson said: "At a time when both retailers and suppliers are facing enormous economic pressure, we believe it is more important than ever for us to focus our scarce resources on practical collaboration projects that can yield a quicker impact on both businesses. We very much hope to channel the ECR efforts on such activities."