CWT has appointed John Pelant as Executive Vice
President and Chief Technology Officer, effective 1 November 2019.
Based in Minneapolis, John will report to Kurt
Ekert, President & CEO of CWT, and serve as a member of the CWT
Executive Leadership Team.
Formerly CWT’s Chief Information Officer (CIO),
John will oversee the continued development of CWT’s engineering
and technology, innovation and IT infrastructure and operations.
He will take over these responsibilities from Andrew Jordan, who
has decided to leave the company at the end of 2019 to pursue
other interests outside of CWT, until when he will be working with
John to ensure a smooth leadership transition with customers,
technology partners and colleagues.
“A terrific leader who
has been with CWT for many years, John brings invaluable insight
and a track record of execution to our B2B4E focus. I am delighted
to announce this appointment,” said Kurt. “I am also saddened to
see Andrew go, and thank him for the incredible contribution he
has made delivering against our digital strategy, and for helping
our strategic transformation. On behalf of everyone here I wish
him every success and happiness in the future.”
Vice President (VP) of Global IT Operations, VP Global Product
Development and VP Americas IT & Global Functions, John was
appointed Senior Vice President and CIO of CWT in August 2016
is also active in the non-profit sector as a Board Member of the
Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a technical advisor to Thorn, and a
mentor to the Genesys Twin Cities project. John is a BSc graduate
of St John’s University.