iGPS Names Phil Prain, Jr. as Chief Technology Officer

Plastic pallet rental provider Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company, LLC) has announced the appointment of Phil Prain, Jr. as Chief Technology Officer of the company.  In addition, Jack Sparn, who has served as Chief Information Officer for several years, has taken on the new role of Chief Innovation Officer.

“We are thrilled to have Phil Prain, an executive with an extensive background in IT and operations, join iGPS’ leadership team,” said Richard DiStasio, Chief Executive Officer of iGPS.  “Additionally, I am delighted that Jack Sparn, who has led our adoption of new technologies over the past 5 years, will now make this his sole focus.  Phil and Jack will be a powerful team, ensuring that we continue to use best-in-class technology to power our platform-based solutions.

“iGPS has an impressive record of bringing innovation to the supply chain and I am excited to join this transformative company,” Prain said.  “It is an exciting time to be here.”

Prain joins iGPS from Martin-Brower where he was Vice President, European Operations, a position with both operational and financial responsibility.  Martin-Brower is the largest provider of logistics services to McDonald’s restaurants.  He has also held senior positions at Metroplex Harriman Corp., another major distribution company.  Prain has an honors degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in Computer Science and studied management at the University of Luton Business School in the UK.

Sparn is a supply chain veteran with over 30 years of experience in information technology and information services.  In addition to serving as CIO of iGPS, he has been a consultant to some of the largest supply chain logistics and billing companies in the country, and previously served as chief information officer for CHEP International, Inc.

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