Four industry leaders have been elected to join the GS1 US board of governors: Pavan Heda, PhD, vice president, global trade controls and enterprise supply chain PMO, Johnson & Johnson (J&J); Todd James, chief data and technology officer, 84.51°, Kroger; Kraig Narr, senior vice president, global supply chain and logistics, Target; and Mike Stigers, president, Wakefern Food. The executives join an accomplished group of leaders who help guide the GS1 US strategy to drive the adoption and use of GS1 Standards as a common foundation for retail commerce, consumer experiences, and supply chain management.
Pavan Heda has worked at J&J for 25 years. During his tenure, Heda has gained diverse experience across all segments of the company (innovative medicine, medtech, and previously owned consumer health) in wide-ranging areas of strategy development, portfolio management, product development, research & development operations, supply chain, project management, and integration of acquired assets.
Todd James has broad responsibility across both Kroger and its subsidiary, 84.51°. He leads technology, data science, research & development, and the consumer research P&L at 84.51°. Additionally, at Kroger, he is responsible for digital analytics, business intelligence, research and development, and enterprise data.
At Target, Kraig Narr is responsible for design engineering, activation, and product teams that create solutions to enable a great guest and team member experience. Narr has been a Target team member since 1998 and has held various roles across the Target technology teams, most recently as the vice president of stores and supply chain technology.
In 2023, Mike Stigers joined Wakefern Food its president. Stigers brings with him five decades of food industry knowledge and has a distinguished track record in both the retail and wholesale sides of the supermarket business, having held executive roles in operations, merchandising, supply chain, and fresh.