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Supply chain firm names VP business development

Alain Poirier has joined Tompkins International as VP business development.

In his new role, Poirier will identify opportunities and develop solutions to ensure that clients achieve their business objectives, according to a Tompkins statement. Poirier previously held various executive and sales leadership positions for companies such as Aldata, Sterling Commerce (IBM), TrueDemand (Acosta), and Manhattan Associates.

"We are very pleased to add Alain to our expanding firm and look forward to his contributions,” said Jim Tompkins, president and CEO of Tompkins International. “His 20-plus years of experience serving the retail industry will reinforce our presence in bringing solutions to clients as the rapid growth of e-commerce transforms the multichannel environment.”

According to Tompkins, Poirier is well known in the supply chain community as an experienced and knowledgeable service and technology solutions provider of planning and execution processes whose understanding of retail-specific supply chain and business best practices has helped companies throughout all industries maximize distribution efficiencies.

“With the future of retail operations in need of innovative solutions, Alain’s background complements our strategy of creating value for clients,” said Gene Tyndall, EVP, Tompkins International.

Tompkins is a provider of end-to-end solutions on a global scale that help clients align business and supply chain strategies through operations planning, design and implementation. The company delivers leading-edge business and supply chain solutions by optimizing the process of planning, buying, making, moving, storing and selling.