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Kathryn Place to become Commercial Head of CiR

Counter Intelligence Retail, travel retail’s leading commercial development specialists, have announced that Kathryn Place will assume the position of Commercial Head effective May 1, 2018.

Kathryn Place has held the position of Category Director with the company for six years, since she joined the company in 2012. In that time, she has led an experienced team to work alongside some of the industry’s most prestigious brands, delivering category insights and activation plans to accelerate sales growth in the channel.

As Commercial Head of CiR, Kathryn will take on the day to day operational and commercial responsibilities and performance, reporting to President Garry Stasiulevicuis. All CiR commercial leads will report into Kathryn, and the new business model will provide the right structure for continued growth, expertise and expansion to meet client demand.

Garry Stasiulevicuis will take a step back from the day to day running of CiR to focus on leading the ambitious plans of bringing a collaborative Travel Retail Point of Sale panel to market.

“We’re making great progress with industry partners in making a global POS panel in travel retail a reality,” says Stasiulevicuis. “I am excited about this journey and what it could mean for the industry, it’s fantastic to be driving positive discussions with all industry stakeholders. With support from parent company NPD we’re following a program of continued investment to create this new data source”.

Leading a team of dedicated POS panel professionals, Garry Stasiulevicuis comments on the latest hire in the frame of this plan,” We’re delighted to be joined by Simon Smith in the Project Manager role. Simon joins us from a successful 17-year career at Asda-Walmart where he held a number of senior positions, and brings an outstanding knowledge of retail, from, merchandising and space to category management and extensive data analytics”.