As executive vice president and chief information officer of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Fred Bellio was responsible for the strategic vision and business transformation for Ashley to become a technology company. Systems include supply chain management, business-to-supplier, manufacturing, warehouse management, business-to-retailer, customer service, and retail management, including point-of-sale systems and e-commerce. Fred’s experience in manufacturing and supply chain is extremely strong. Prior to joining Ashley, he worked for Whirlpool Corporation where he was the CIO for the Global Products Organization. In that role, Fred was responsible for the development of strategic capabilities, processes, and technology in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Product Development, Global Strategic Sourcing, Quality and Service. He also was the leader of Whirlpool’s connected appliance strategy and technology development for Whirlpool’s suite of connected products and services. Fred was the founder and leader of Brunswick’s Mercury PLM Services when it was created in 2008. Fred led the vision, creation, and successful operations of this Services business.