GSP, a leading retail services provider, has announced the appointment of Alan Aldworth and Mike Tower to its board of directors. As board members, Mike and Alan will support the ongoing development and implementation of GSP’s strategy to “make retail better.”
Alan Aldworth currently serves as board director and CEO at TIEC, Inc. TIEC provides quality management systems consulting and training services for the global oil and gas industry. He has held CEO and board chairman roles for tech companies such as ProQuest Co. and SKO Learning Inc. Additionally, he helped lead the strategic shift of Tribune Co., one of the largest traditional media companies in the U.S., to a tech-enabled services provider.
Mike Tower is a partner emeritus with A.T. Kearney Inc., a global management consulting firm, where he focuses on strategy in the retail, consumer products, and services industries. Previously, he served as A.T. Kearney’s managing partner for North America and as SVP, Strategy and Executive Committee member at Sears, Roebuck and Co., as well as president of Sears Home Improvement Services division.
Tower is a member of the board of directors of Ace Hardware International, and a previous member on the boards of Home Acres Building Supply and True Partners Consulting. As a board member and a consultant, he has worked with some of the most iconic companies in the world in the mass merchandise, specialty retail, and pharmacy retail spaces.
Existing board members, Matthew Patinkin and Michael Winser, will leave their positions on GSP’s board at the end of this year.
“We welcome Alan and Mike to the board and look forward to the value their extensive leadership experience will bring to our customers and our employees,” says Paul Neuhoff, chairman of GSP’s board of directors. “Additionally, we are truly grateful for the service both Matthew Patinkin and Michael Winser have provided us throughout the years and are thankful for their contributions as members of GSP’s board of directors.”