STJ Retail Elected to IBM Retail Users Group Board of Directors

Posted On April 9th 2010, by Richard Cuttler

STJ Retail is delightedto announce that they have been elected, by theassociate members to the Board of Directors for the IBM Retail User Group (IRUG). The purpose of the user group is to provide retailers and solution providers with a networking partnership for the sharing of information and enabling the advancement of retail solutions to solve common business problems. The Board of Directors are responsible for strategic planning in the areas of policy and administration where it relates to IBM Retail User Group activities and organization.

Dave Mahr, V.P. of Sales and Marketing for STJ Retail, will occupy the position on the board. The addition of Mr. Mahr to The IRUG's Board of Directors ensures the company will continue to benefit from a diversity of knowledge and opinions.

“STJ Retail is the first board member elected from a company based outside of the U.S. and is also the first board member from the Retail Payments industry. I expect that IRUG will be able to leverage our perspective to address new markets and to increase awareness of the group while maintaining relevance of the show in a rapidly evolving industry” stated Dave Mahr, V.P. – Sales and Marketing at STJ Retail.

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About STJ Retail  

STJ Retail has been providing innovative solutions to the retail marketplace for over 15 years. STJ is aligned with several major hardware manufacturers and offers both augmentation services and / or turnkey solutions, including 7x24 hour help desk. In addition to having extensive legacy systems experience, the firm is also known for its IBM 4690 and retail payments expertise. STJ has two leading products: EFT Plus™, which addresses Chip and PIN compliance internationally and Petro Plus™, a complete fuel management solution that works seamlessly in the 4690 environment. Currently, STJ is delivering a variety of retail solutions in 15 countries worldwide.

About IBM Retail User Group

The IBM Retail User Group has, for thirty one years, provided a platform for hundreds of Retailers, IBM and IBM business partners to advance retail technology. Jointly, the group advanced the development of IBM POS and retail solutions to the resolution of common business problems and established a working partnership for mutual benefit. The representations includes all segments of the retail industry including Department Stores, Specialty Stores, Grocery, Drug, Food Service, Hospitality and many others. The User Group, a mutual benefit organization of IBM retail solutions users; owned and operated by the retail member companies is a forum for the open exchange of ideas and innovation without the pressures of sales and marketing.