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Imperial Dade Appoints its First Chief Digital Officer

Devashish Saxena will focus on using digital technologies to 'create a world-class omnichannel customer experience powered by data science.'
Imperial Dade

On March 31, foodservice packaging and JanSan distributor Imperial Dade announced that Devashish Saxena has joined the company as its first Chief Digital Officer.

Devashish Saxena

Imperial Dade said Saxena will be focused on identifying how the organization can use the latest digital technologies to create a “world-class omnichannel customer experience powered by data science.”

Most recently, Saxena was Vice President, Chief Digital Officer at PPG, a Pittsburgh-based coatings manufacturer. Before that, he served as Vice President, Global Digital Business and eCommerce at Rexel. He also led the digital planning at UK-based Premier Farnell (now part of Avnet) and Texas Instruments.

“Devashish is an excellent addition to our organization, contributing his expertise and passion to further develop and execute our digital strategy,” said Charlie D’Elia Jr., Chief Commercial Officer of Imperial Dade. “Digital transformation has a critical role to play in our disciplined growth plans, and his experience and leadership will be invaluable in the years ahead.”

Imperial Dade was ranked among MDM’s 2022 Top JanSan Distributors.

“I am so happy to join the amazing team at Imperial Dade,” Saxena said. “They are passionate about serving our customers and are doing so in a familial and entrepreneurial manner. I really appreciate the warm welcome from everyone I have met thus far and look forward to leading the company on its digital transformation journey.”

On March 1, Imperial Dade separately announced the acquisitions of three companies in Canada: Solutions Sherby, Servicorp Industrial Supplies and Action Paper & Packaging.

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