Bothell, Washington – March 17, 2014 – Winshuttle today announced the appointment of J. Chris Scalet, CEO of HMA LLC, a technology advisory and investment firm, and former Chief Information Officer at Merck and International Paper, to its board of directors.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Chris to Winshuttle’s board of directors,” said Lewis Carpenter, Winshuttle CEO. “During his career, Chris has helped define the evolving role of business-driven information officers in the Fortune 500. His bold ideas and deep expertise in complex global enterprises will be a tremendous asset as we continue to expand Winshuttle’s value proposition to our worldwide customer base.”
Scalet has served as CIO at three public companies including Merck, a $44 billion pharmaceutical company, International Paper, a $28 billon paper and packaging company, and MAPCO, a Fortune 250 diversified energy company. He developed one of the first shared services organizations at Merck when he centralized technology infrastructure, yielding a nine-figure savings per year in the process. Scalet currently serves on the board of Intralinks (IL), a SaaS solutions provider of secure content and collaboration services, and was a past board member at Netezza Corporation, a leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, prior to their acquisition by IBM.
“In my roles as CIO, I’ve continually dealt with the challenges facing today’s IT organizations,” said Chris Scalet. “Winshuttle has developed some unique ERP solutions that directly address many of the top priorities for the Office of the CIO in Fortune 1000 organizations. I’m excited to contribute to Winshuttle’s bright future as a member of their board of directors.”