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Andraski Departs From VICS

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association, a retail standards group here, announced that Joseph C. Andraski, who has been its president and chief executive officer, has left the organization to pursue other opportunities.

Andraski’s responsibilities, which included setting the strategic course for VICS and recruiting sponsors, will temporarily be shared by Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US, and Patrick Javick, vice president of retail apparel and general merchandise of GS1 US.

GS1 US, also based here, oversees bar code and other standards and recently announced plans to merge with VICS.

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Prior to joining VICS in 2002 as managing director, Andraski held a leadership position with technology vendor OMI International and spent 25 years with Nabisco, where he completed his career as vice president of customer marketing and vice president of supply chain management. He has received numerous awards for supply chain excellence from Michigan State, Penn State, Syracuse University, Scranton University, the Council of Supply Chain Executives and VICS.

“Joe Andraski’s tenure at VICS was marked by a dramatic growth at the organization, both in terms of the membership and the value derived from the association,”said Peter Longo, co-chairman of VICS and president of logistics & operations at Macy’s. “He guided VICS through a series of significant developments in key business areas like RFID, data synchronization, retail out-of-stocks, floor-ready merchandise, logistics and collaborative planning forecasting & replenishment.” 

“It has been an honor to work with the members of VICS for the last decade,” said Andraski. “I have found it very rewarding, especially the collaboration with industry partners in the development of activities that reduce expenses and boost productivity.”

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