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Rite Aid appoints chief information officer
May 5th, 2014
CAMP HILL, Pa. – Information technology veteran Matt Lynch has joined Rite Aid Corp. as senior vice president and chief information officer
Rite Aid said Monday that Lynch takes over the CIO post from Don Davis, who is retiring from the company after 14 years of service.
As CIO, Lynch will oversee Rite Aid's technology and information operations, including computer systems, network infrastructure, telecommunications and data security, along with the development and execution of the company's immediate and long-term IT strategy.
Lynch will report to Frank Vitrano, senior executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.
"Matt is a seasoned information technology professional with diverse business systems management and deep retail experience," Vitrano said in a statement. "Additionally, his expertise with advanced systems — spanning all key business functions — will be extremely beneficial to Rite Aid as we continue to enhance our information technology and services platforms to help us achieve our dual goals of delivering a superior customer experience and driving continued growth for our company."
To Rite Aid, Lynch brings more than 30 years of IT experience, including in retail business. Previously, he was senior vice president and chief information officer for sporting goods chain Dick's Sporting Goods, supervising the enterprise IT function for all brands and e-commerce. Before that, he held various executive IT positions at regional retailer Shopko Stores Operating Co.
Earlier in his career, Lynch served in management positions at American West Airlines, Air Wisconsin Airlines and Runzheimer International, a workforce mobility management consulting firm. He began his career as a software engineer with Sperry Aerospace.