People: Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N)
21 Nov 2014
Mr. Gerard R. Vittecoq is Independent Director of Best Buy Co Inc. Mr. Vittecoq is Group President and Executive Office Member of Catepillar, Inc., a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment (2004-2013); Vice President overseeing Europe-Africa-Middle East Product Development and Operations division of Catepillar, Inc. (2001-2004); Managing Director of Catepillar Belgium S.A. (1997-2001). Mr. Vittecoq’s global perspective and international business acumen are invaluable as the Company works to transform its business and improve operational efficiencies. As a Group President of Caterpillar, Inc., he was responsible for the development and implementation of Lean manufacturing, an effort that drove meaningful results for Caterpillar. Before he retired in 2013, Mr. Vittecoq led a strategic initiative to deliver world-class results for the company, focusing on customer expectations and driving competitive advantage, two elements crucial to Best Buy’s transformation. He is an innovator when it comes to supply chain and logistics and brings that creative, world-view thinking to Best Buy. Mr. Vittecoq serves on a variety of boards including the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and the Arteres Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland. He is an executive member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a member of the Evian Group: Free Trade Think Tank. Mr. Vittecoq holds degrees from Ecole Superieure de Commerce in France and Laval University in Canada.
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