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aim10x Executive Council has added a leader in the consumer products industry.

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DALLAS, TX - April 24, 2023 - o9 Solutions, the leading AI-powered integrated business planning platform, welcomes Darrell Edwards, former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at La-Z-Boy Incorporated

Darrell Edwards has over three decades of extensive experience in global operations and supply chain management, during which he provided significant value to consumer products enterprises. Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at La-Z-Boy Incorporated. Currently, Darrell holds the position of Assistant Professor of Practice in the Supply Chain Management Department at the University of Tennessee.

“Darrell’s unparalleled experience in global operations and supply chain management will be a valuable addition to the aim10x Executive Council, and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard. His expertise in achieving operational excellence and strategic planning will undoubtedly benefit our mission to drive digital transformation across industries,” remarked Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO of o9 Solutions.

During his tenure at La-Z-Boy, Darrell was appointed the first Chief Supply Chain Officer and later the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing global operations and supply chain management for La-Z-Boy Incorporated’s Branded Business. Additionally, he is currently an independent board director with extensive advisory board experience. 

Darrell’s outstanding leadership skills have earned him numerous awards, and he has led several business units to attain national and global recognition for operational excellence. His areas of interest include business coaching, team building, process innovation, and strategy. Darrell is a frequent guest speaker at various national forums and has authored articles in several business trade publications.

“I continue to be impressed with o9 Solutions’ commitment to building innovative business capabilities. I am thrilled to collaborate with such a progressive team within the supply chain technology space.”

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About the aim10x Executive Council

The aim10x Executive Council is a network of visionary leaders who have built significant operating experience at some of the world's largest companies. Together they will set the vision for all aspects of an integrated enterprise—from supply chain to finance, sales, and product development. Such integration will lead to global enterprises that are more efficient, sustainable, and profitable. It is part of the broader 'aim10x' initiative sponsored by o9 Solutions, which empowers a global community of professionals to digitally transform planning and decision-making capabilities. The aim10x Executive Council members share their insights about leadership, strategy, change management, and Digital Transformation journeys through the aim10x Webinars, aim10x Podcasts, and aim10x Innovators Network. For additional information, visit the website of the aim10x Executive Council.

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o9 Solutions is a leading AI-powered platform for integrated business planning and decision-making for the enterprise. Whether it is driving demand, aligning demand and supply, or optimizing commercial initiatives, any planning process can be made faster and smarter with o9’s AI-powered digital solutions. o9 brings together technology innovations—such as graph-based enterprise modeling, big data analytics, advanced algorithms for scenario planning, collaborative portals, easy-to-use interfaces and cloud-based delivery—into one platform.


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