Glatfelter, a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered products, offering over a century of experience, technical expertise and world-class service, recently announced that Janis Jesse has been appointed as its Vice President-Information Technology (IT).
Janis Jesse will hold the position effective September 20, 2010. As Vice President-Information Technology, Janis Jesse will be in charge of the global IT organization. Jesse will be reporting to John Jacunski, the senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Jesse will play a key role on the senior executive team of Glatfelter. She will be responsible for leading global IT operations and aligning IT strategy and resources with critical business objectives.
Jacunski stated that information technology at Glatfelter plays an increasingly important role as the company continues to expand its business on a global scale. Janis Jesse has developed a proven track record of hands-on execution, building strong partnerships and developing IT strategy to improve business performance.
Janis Jesse has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University as well as a master of science degree in administration from the University of Texas.
Jesse has over 30 years of global experience in senior leadership and program management roles within various, growing businesses. Jesse had a corporate responsibility for IT strategy development, IT investment and governance, enterprise architecture and project management processes at International Paper Corporation (IP). Before that, she was a Business CIO at the same company. She was responsible for two major business sectors, global manufacturing process technology and IT operations in Brazil.
Jesse has held positions in finance, supply chain, business process engineering, IT and quality at Texas Instruments (News - Alert). There she gained different experience building global teams early in her career.
The most recent position Jesse held was chief operating officer for the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.Vinti Vaid is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Vinti's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Beecher Tuttle