True Value hires former Timberland CIO

Chicago-based True Value Co. hired a new chief information officer responsible for leading the co-op's information technology team and managing the co-op's retail and enterprise systems.

Prior to joining True Value, Rosalee Hermens was CIO for The Timberland Co.

“Rosalee’s experience working with a diverse retailer population and supporting a large company will make her an integral part of our senior management,” said Lyle Heidemann, CEO and president. “And this experience will help her acclimate quickly to our company’s unique business needs.”

In her new role, Hermens replaces Leslie Weber, who left the co-op about a year ago.

Hermens' duties include all automated processes to support the wholesale business systems, including international distribution, order, inventory management, replenishment, merchandising and financial systems. She also supports member store retail systems and portal technologies for both vendors and retailers.

Additionally, Hermens has served in various leadership positions throughout her career. In addition to her CIO position at Timberland, she worked in leadership positions with Aspen Technology and Digital Equipment Corp.

Hermens earned a bachelor’s of science from the University of Oregon before attending Yale University, where she earned her master’s degree.

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