CHICAGO Information Resources, Inc. has announced that Thomas Peterson will be the company’s president of IRI Global Retail.
IRI is a leading global provider of consumer, shopper and market insights for the consumer-packaged goods, retail and healthcare industries. Peterson, the former general manager of IBM’s Consumer Products Industry business, will focus on the retail industry solutions and services as well as market strategies for IRI. He worked at IBM for 25 years developing his skills in several positions, becoming general manager in 1999.
“Tom brings a special level of expertise and history of generating growth that has earned him an outstanding reputation within the technology and business communities at large,” IRI President and Chief Executive Officer John Freeland stated. “His experience will be invaluable as IRI continues to introduce new retail-oriented, high-value solutions that enable our CPG, retail and healthcare clients to drive significant revenue and productivity growth.”