ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company, LLC), provider of the world’s first pallet rental solution featuring lightweight, 100% recyclable plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, announced today that Phil Prain, Jr. has been appointed 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.
iGPS provides the world’s leading companies with the most advanced and cost-efficient platform-based shipping solutions available today. The company’s lightweight, 100% recyclable plastic pallets and integrated technologies yield dramatic savings in transport and production costs and provide new levels of operating efficiency, product safety and customer satisfaction. The world’s only multi-use pallet to receive NSF Food Equipment Certification, iGPS’ platform is a major advance in supply chain hygiene–a platform that is easily cleaned, will not absorb fluids that can lead to contamination and never requires treatment with toxic pesticides or fungicides. Measuring a true 48″ x 40″, iGPS’ platform enables larger load patterns and is ideally suited for automated environments. And it puts an end to broken boards and protruding nails that can damage equipment endanger workers, jam production lines and litter workplaces. An independent life cycle analysis has documented that iGPS’ solution is dramatically better for the environment than both one-way and multiuse wood pallets. Switching to iGPS is fast and easy, and the benefits begin on day one. For more information please contact us at 1-800-884-0225 or visit www.igps.net .