Fleming (NYSE:FLM) today announced that Robert Doyle has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Doyle reports to Bill Marquard, Executive Vice President, Business Development.

Most recently, Doyle served as Senior Vice President, CIO for Alliant Foodservice, where he was widely recognized as one of the top leaders in the use of technology to improve business performance. He also played a central role in the development of Alliant’s business-to-business electronic commerce systems.

Previous experience includes serving as Vice President, CIO for Community Mutual Insurance Company and in key information technology positions with GTE-Content Federal Systems, Lear Siegler and General Dynamics Corporation.

“Fleming’s aggressive growth plans require a heightened emphasis on technology systems support,” said Marquard. “To meet our growth objectives, we’re intent on making our information systems a strategic competitive advantage. Bob is a terrific addition to the Fleming executive team with the talent and team attitude needed to lead our strategic initiatives in this critical area, and he is a proven performer in creating effective information technology systems in a complex distribution environment.”

“I am absolutely delighted to join the Fleming team and be part of such an exciting organization,” said Doyle. “Efficient and effective information technology systems are critical elements for the company’s success, and I look forward to working with my associates in creating a high-performance I/T organization that will help us build the new Fleming business model.”

Fleming is an industry leader in distribution, food retailing, and business-to-business e-commerce information exchange and product fulfillment. Fleming’s primary business is buying and selling merchandise. Fleming serves some 3,000 supermarkets, supercenters, discount, convenience, limited assortment, drug, specialty and other retail businesses across the country, including approximately 240 company-owned stores.