P&G Taps Cretella to Take CIO Reins
Cretella retired from consumer goods manufacturer Mars Incorporated in 2017 after a 25-plus-year career that included four years as CIO. Since then, he has worked independently with a number of consumer goods and logistics companies as principal of his own consultancy, VCAdvisory.
Cretella will report to Jon Moeller, P&G’s chief operating officer, chief financial officer and vice chairman. “Vittorio is a thought-leading CIO with a wealth of digitally influenced business experience,” Moeller said in an internal note provided to the Cincinnati Business Courier. “He is fluent in today’s IT technology and capabilities – and deeply understands the relationship between IT and business.”
Polit joined P&G in 2017 after serving as CIO of Coca-Cola North America and the beverage maker’s bottling investments group for 10 years. “Javier and his team have helped guide P&G’s digital transformation – creating a winning digital strategy, building a new IT organization, transforming IT capabilities and improving the security of our operations,” Moeller said in the note.
A founding member of CGT's League of Leaders, Cretella has spoken and led panels at a number of Path to Purchase Institute events.
“I look forward to building on P&G’s digital transformation journey and working with the executive team to deliver a superior experience for our consumers,” Cretella told CGT.
Procter & Gamble is the world's second largest consumer goods manufacturer, with $92.1 billion in revenue, according to the Institute's annual ranking of the Top 100 Consumer Goods Companies.