Senior Principal Consultant
Project Management, Strategic Planning, Technical Infrastructure, Computer Assisted Ordering, Inventory Management, Integration & Consolidation, Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence
Pete Rudd has a history of setting goals and reaching them, so it is no surprise that he specializes in planning and alignment. For over 40 years, he has applied these skills to his retail industry Information Technology experience, over 30 of which were specific to the convenience retail and petroleum marketing industry. Pete focuses on IT Strategic Planning and Alignment to overall company goals and objectives and Integration Planning and Management.
As former CIO of Impact 21, Pete has led large end to end acquisition integration activities, including sourcing and implementing new technologies, consolidating systems, and aligning processes and organizations to achieve desired synergies. He has also helped several large integrated refining and marketing companies transition their operational and business systems from legacy IT infrastructures through aggressive transition services timelines. Pete has a team of project managers he leads in a variety of technology implementations as well as business transformation initiatives. Pete has worked extensively with various Petroleum Convenience centric systems such as JDA and PDI, as well as Oracle and SAP Financials, Maximo, PeopleSoft, and integrated workforce management and LMS solutions through projects related to implementation, upgrade, and implementing additional features and functions.
Pete’s expertise is sought after, allowing him the opportunities to speak at various industry engagements, including NACS and NACSTech on topics like Pricebook Implementation, Telecommunications, Supply Chain Management, Business Intelligence, and Help Desk. He extends this expertise as a member of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group and as past President of the Suburban West Chapter – Data Processing Management Association.
During his career, Pete has served in key IT Management positions with industry leaders, such as Wawa, Inc., Amoco Oil Company, and Amerada Hess. He has also served as Director of Strategy, Petroleum Marketing for Delinea Corporation. In his roles with these companies, Pete has developed IT organizations to support this changing industry. He has also spearheaded projects such as the implementation of scanning, item level inventory management, supply chain, data warehouse/BI implementations, EB2B, and corporate intranets. With Ted Turner’s never say no inspiration, Pete has had some pretty hefty accomplishments over the years. Through Pete’s persistence and goal-oriented mind-set, he migrated all IT applications from a centralized IBM Mainframe to a distributed DEC environment for Wawa, build IT organization and infrastructure to support Amoco COOP sites, and implement the first data warehouse and intranet application at Hess focused on supporting the Retail Business Unit.
Pete received his BS in Management Information Systems at the University of Phoenix. His extensive travel schedule lends to his passion for reading and his free time to boating, fishing, and spoiling his four granddaughters.
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