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GS1 U.S. Selects New CEO

Not-for-profit organization, GS1 US, Inc., that helps businesses adopt standards-based global supply chain solutions, has elected Robert W. Carpenter as its new chief executive officer.

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The Board of Governors for GS1 US, Inc., today announced it has elected Robert W. Carpenter as the not-for-profit organization’s new chief executive officer, effective May 10.

GS1 US, one of 108 country-based affiliates of GS1, a global standards organization, helps businesses adopt and implement standards-based, global supply-chain solutions.

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 comes to GS1 US from ARAMARK Corporation, where he 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., for three years.