GS1 US Appoints New VP for Blockchain

Kraig Adams

GS1, the supply chain information company that pioneered the use of bar codes, has appointed Kraig Adams vice president of blockchain. In this newly created role, Adams will explore distributed ledger technology, including blockchain, across multiple industries, including food service, retail grocery, apparel, general merchandise, healthcare, and others. He and his team will focus on driving the use of GS1 standards for systems interoperability and improved data quality.

Adams joins the GS1 US team one year after the launch of the GS1 US Blockchain Discussion Group, a cross-industry collaboration focused on identifying challenges with blockchain implementation and investigating opportunities to leverage GS1 Standards with blockchain.

“As a transformative technology that could potentially improve trading partner relationships and business processes, blockchain has become top-of-mind for GS1 US members,” said Siobhan O’Bara, senior vice president, community engagement for GS1 US. “After collaborating with Kraig for many years over the course of his tenure with Coca-Cola, we have confidence that he is the right leader to help industry understand the complexities of blockchain implementation and achieve alignment on GS1 Standards for improved interoperability.”

GS1 US, 300 Charles Ewing Boulevard, Ewing 08628. 609-620-0200. Bob Carpenter, CEO. www.gs1us.org.

New Leadership Team at PCDI

Gregory MacDuff

Princeton Child Development Institute has selected three members of the current management team to lead the program following the resignation of the former executive director, Patrick R. Progar.

Gregory S. MacDuff will serve as executive director of PCDI’s Adult and Community Living Programs. He has been a part of PCDI since 1977.

Amanda Freeman

Amanda Freeman has been appointed executive director of PCDI’s Education Program. She is responsible for the clinical aspects of the Education Program. She has been with PCDI since 2007.

Christine Fry will continue to serve as principal of the Education Program. In addition, she has been appointed COO and will lead the administration of PCDI. She has been a part of PCDI since 1995.

Christine Fry

PCDI, founded in 1970, is a private, non-profit program offering a broad spectrum of science-based services to children, youths, and adults with autism. The Institute provides treatment, education, and professional training and mentoring in New Jersey, but through its research, has pioneered comprehensive intervention models that are used nationally and internationally for the benefit of persons with autism.

Princeton Child Development Institute, 300 Cold Soil Road, Princeton 08540. 609-924-6280. www.pcdi.org.

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