Marvin has announced Rick Johnson as its first-ever chief digital officer. Johnson joins the company’s senior leadership team and will oversee the design of Marvin’s future-state enterprise technology and digital strategy, as well as its data and analytics initiatives.
“Leveraging the power of technology remains central to our growth strategy at Marvin,” says Paul Marvin, chief executive officer. “Rick’s successful track record of leading organizational change across diverse technology and manufacturing organizations makes him a perfect fit for this inaugural role. He is adept at driving complex organizational transformations at the size and scale at which Marvin is planning to grow to in the future, and I am confident in his ability to continue advancing our capabilities.”
Johnson’s experience adds tremendous horsepower and leadership to Marvin’s transformational journey ahead. In his most recent role at Sonoco, a $7 billion packaging manufacturer, Johnson and his team transformed the company’s operating and commercial models through innovative digital capabilities while overseeing technology services that supported 300+ sites and plants in 33 countries.
In August 2020, Marvin elected Johnson to its board of directors. Johnson will depart the Marvin board and focus on his responsibilities in his new role as chief digital officer.
“I have enjoyed the opportunity to oversee, guide and support Marvin’s business and leadership on the board of directors the past two years,” says Johnson. “I’m eager to further the company’s significant transformation that will heavily leverage modern technology across digital, automation, data and analytics.”