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Unipart hires new IT chief

Antony Savvas

The Unipart Group has appointed a new IT chief. The firm has hired Carl Powell as CIO of its logistics and manufacturing divisions.

Powell has worked for the car parts and logistics firm for more than 10 years after previous roles with Nissan and Woolworths.

Until his CIO appointment, Powell headed Unipart's supply chain consultancy, working globally with clients such as Shell, Rolls-Royce and British Airways.

Powell said, "In the last 12 months, Unipart Logistics has signed new contracts with Waterstones, Blackwell, Pets At Home, Apple and Fujitsu, as well as seeing increased organic growth from existing clients such as Vodafone, BSkyB, Halfords and Homebase.

"This means greater reliance and pressure on our IT capability and the need for a real focus on our IT strategy."


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