JDA CEO Hamish Brewer Steps Down, Baljit Dail Interim Boss

After 20 years with the supply chain solution provider and 10 as its CEO Hamish Brewer has relinquished his post. Baljit Dail has been named JDA's interim boss as the search begins for new chief executive.

“I am proud of the company we built during the 20 years I have been with JDA,” Brewer said. “I am confident that JDA will only continue to strengthen its position as the leader in supply chain solutions and services.”

In late 2012 JDA closed a $1.9 billion merger with Atlanta-based RedPrairie, but the company retained the JDA moniker and its Scottsdale headquarters. The departure of Brewer is the latest move in the company's ongoing transformation and a public declaration of the company's dedication to its next phase of strategic growth.

“We appreciate Hamish’s leadership through a significant period of growth and success for JDA," Dail said. "On behalf of JDA’s board of directors, shareholders and associates, I would like to thank him for his significant contributions throughout his two decades of service to the company.”

Dail has an extensive information technology resume, and has previously served as CEO of both Aon Hewitt and Aon Consulting, and as chief information officer of Aon Corporation. He also was a partner at McKinsey & Company focused on the high-tech sector, and is currently an operating partner at New Mountain Capital. He started his career in the technology group at Marks & Spencer, a leading retailer in the United Kingdom.

“As the leader in supply chain, JDA already has the broadest and most advanced suite of solutions and services covering supply chain planning and execution,” said Dail. “Our intention now is to build on this leadership position by accelerating investments in our solution and delivery capabilities to empower our customers to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-challenging and increasingly complex global supply chain environment."
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