Park City, Utah â€“ March 15, 2007: Park City Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PCYG), a leading provider of inventory and patented labor optimization software solutions for retailers, announced today that retail industry veteran Mr. Robert P. Hermanns has joined the Company as Senior Vice President. Mr. Hermanns will be responsible for U.S. customer relations and corporate development and will also become a member of the Park City Group Board of Directors.
Robert Hermanns has over 40 years experience in all phases of retail and wholesale grocery operations. Mr. Hermanns was President and Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Associated Grocers, Inc. from 2002 through 2005. He is also the former Chief Operating Officer of Weis Markets, a $2 billion NYSE company operating 163 retail food markets in the Mid-Atlantic States.
Prior to joining AG and Weis Markets, Mr. Hermanns enjoyed a 30-year career with American Stores Company, an $18 billion food and drug retailer, where he held a number of executive management positions including Chief Operating Officer for Procurement and Logistics. While at American Stores, he spent 10 years with the Lucky Stores Divisions in California, serving as Executive Vice President, General Manager of the 240-store Southern California Division and Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Northern California Division. Mr. Hermanns began his career with Jewel Food Stores, serving in a variety of management positions from store manager to grocery merchandising manager.
Additionally, Mr. Hermanns has served on the Board of Directors of Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the Board of Directors of the Western Association of Food Chains and the Board of Directors of Western Family Foods. He has been actively involved in trade-supported charity organizations including City of Hope, Olive Crest Abused Children Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Mexican American Grocers Association, National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
â€œI am very excited about the direction that Park City Group is going and their approach to problem solving for what I believe are the key issues surrounding the retail industry today,â€? said Mr. Hermanns. â€œRetailers have more options than ever when it comes to technological solutions but only those technology companies that have true retail experience can possibly understand the enormously complex and tremendously diverse issues that todayâ€™s retailers face on a daily basis.â€?
â€œQuality individuals with the industry depth and breadth of Bob Hermanns are truly rare in todayâ€™s world so when I met Bob in 2005, I knew that I wanted him as an integral part of our team,â€? said Randall K. Fields, Park City Groupâ€™s Chief Executive Officer. â€œIâ€™m very pleased that Bob has decided to join us in fostering and nurturing the consumer-driven collaborative efforts of retailers and suppliers to create mutual profitability and improve the trading relationship. Bobâ€™s outstanding industry reputation and unique style have already resulted in the acquisition of several new customers for Park City Group.â€?
A graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS degree in Food Marketing, Mr. Hermanns also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.
In the past 6 months, Park City Group has added employees in data analytics, account management, finance, and product development. The company currently employs over 40 resources in seven U.S. states and Bangalore, India.