Ramesh Chikkala

Ramesh Chikkala has been a Director since May 2022 and holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University at Athens, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Osmania University in Andhra Pradesh, India. Mr. Chikkala is currently a senior advisor to the operations/supply chain practice at Kearney, Inc. and serves as adjunct faculty at UNC Charlotte, where he teaches the core operations management course. Mr. Chikkala previously worked for Walmart, Inc. from 2006 through 2019 in areas of increasing responsibility with his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain (Omnichannel) and Food Manufacturing from 2013 to 2019. He served as Senior Vice President, Information Technology, from 2006 through 2013. In addition, he has held senior positions in multiple functions at retailers including the Family Dollar Stores, Gap, Inc. and Food Lion. Mr. Chikkala also serves on an advisory board for Vorto, an AI powered supply chain technology company.

His experience in supply chain operations, information technology and store operations in publicly-traded companies brings significant expertise to our Board in supply chain strategy and management.

Member of the Audit Committee