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GSI Commerce has named Robert Blyskal to the newly created position of co-president and COO, reporting to Michael Rubin, chairman, CEO and co-president.
GSI Commerce Inc. has named Robert Blyskal to the newly created position of co-president and chief operating officer. Blyskal will report to Michael Rubin, chairman, chief executive officer and co-president. Rubin had served as president, in addition to chairman and CEO.
Blyskal has more than 25 years of operations, technology and business management experience. Most recently, Blyskal was executive vice president, operations and technology for Medco Health Solutions, a pharmacy benefit manager with annual sales of $35 billion. During his 11-year tenure with Medco, Blyskal held positions with increasing responsibility overseeing technology, business management, fulfillment and customer service. During his last year at Medco, the company`s national network of home delivery pharmacies filled approximately 82 million prescriptions. Prior to Medco, Blyskal spent more than 15 years in the global logistics and distribution industry, holding positions with United Parcel Service, Federal Express and Purolator Courier.
GSI Commerce is also re-organizing into three groups: business management, technology and information services, and operations; sales, strategic planning and corporate development; and corporate support and governance. Blyskal will directly oversee the business management, technology and information services, and operations group and Rubin will directly oversee the sales, strategic planning and corporate development group, and the corporate support and governance group.
The company also reported that in connection with the reorganization, Mark Reese, executive vice president and chief operating officer, “has decided to leave GSI Commerce to pursue other opportunities.”
GSI Commerce provides e-commerce services to retailers, branded manufacturers, entertainment companies and professional sports organizations.