Grant Anderson of Academy Sports + Outdoors and Perry Kramer of BJ’s Wholesale Club have become co-chairs of The Association for Retail Technology Standards, the standards division of the National Retail Federation.
The Association for Retail Technology Standards, the standards division of the National Retail Federation, a retailers trade association, has selected as board co-chairs for 2009 Grant Anderson, senior director of application development for Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Perry Kramer, vice president, sales operations, corporate, and distributed solutions for BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc.
Anderson has been a board member for many years and began working with the association 14 years ago on the Data Model Committee. He has also implemented the association’s standards in three retail companies.
Perry has been involved with the organization for more than 10 years with the Data Model Committee and XML work teams. Most recently he participated in development of the PCI best practices initiatives. PCI is a set of standards compiled by payment card providers about how card data should be used and stored.
Perry and Grant succeed Cy Young of Burlington Coat Factory, who has served on the board since 2004 and as chair since January 2007.
Joining the association’s board are John Miles, vice president, shared services at Lowe’s Cos., and Robert Graham, chief information officer of childrenswear retailer Peek…Aren’t You Curious.
The Association for Retail Technology Standards of the National Retail Federation is an international membership organization that seeks to reduce the costs of technology through standards.