Port Washington, New York-based Global Industrial Company (NYSE:GIC) on Monday announced the appointment of Alex Tomey to the newly created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Tomey will report to Barry Litwin, Global Industrial CEO, and will be responsible for developing and driving Global Industrial’s merchandise strategy and operations, according to the industrial and MRO distributor.
“Alex is a proven merchandising executive with 20 years of experience in leading teams towards improved margin performance, accelerating new category expansion and strengthening core and private brand product growth,” said Litwin.
Tomey has experience and deep knowledge of merchandising, product development and sourcing across hard and soft-lines. He recently served as Co-Chief Merchandising Officer at Petco and prior to that as Senior Vice President, Product Development and Global Sourcing at DICK’S Sporting Goods. He has held various merchandising leadership positions at leading retailers, including Kohl’s and Walmart.