August 14, 2021
White Cap’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Randy Fox has been named a finalist for the 2021 Georgia CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards presented by the GeorgiaCIO Leadership Association. Randy is a finalist in the Enterprise category, which is for organizations with over $1.5B in annual revenue. Randy and the other finalists were selected from more than 150 total nominations.
The White Cap Information Technology team has paved the way for our separation from HD Supply and integration of Construction Supply Group (CSG). IT supports our rapidly expanding team, establishes key strategies and robust infosec capabilities, develops new and improved IT processes, and implements new systems, all while providing critical ongoing IT support for daily business operations.
Not only is this an immense undertaking for the White Cap IT organization, but it also requires engagement from our entire company spanning North America and Canada. The IT Integration teams are leading the execution of our IT roadmap, with the support of many of our functional departments. They have not only played critical roles in the entire process, but also provided robust training to all White Cap associates to give them to the tools to understand how to operate within our new systems.
We are enabling the creation of our new White Cap company by building core IT elements necessary to transact business and connect over 400 locations with common tools and capabilities. Thanks to the guidance of our Information Security team, our data systems utilize cutting edge technology to store and share information throughout the entire company. Our efforts enable better customer service through improved inventory visibility, fulfillment capability, jobsite delivery efficiency, and increased pickup locations, products and services.
It is incredible to see the work our IT team has accomplished thus far. Whether involved in the many hours that it took to make the integration possible, or the equally critical work of ensuring that our customers experienced no impact to their daily exceptional service through it all, everyone played a key role in paving the way to get us to this point.
The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since its inception in 1998, over 1,200 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 350 CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The ORBIE honors chief information officers, and those in equivalent roles, who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon:
• Leadership and management effectiveness
• Business value created by technology innovation
• The size and scope of responsibilities
• Engagement in industry and community endeavors
Winners will be announced at the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards on November 5, 2021.
As technology is rapidly growing and evolving, so are we. White Cap IT professionals have exciting opportunities to develop technology infrastructures and systems to simplify, digitize and integrate our processes and to develop efficiencies for our business. We are currently at the cutting-edge in these efforts within the industrial distribution industry. White Cap provides opportunities for development in a high-growth, fast-paced, exciting company.