Research Triangle Park, NC—Rance M. Poehler is the new president and chief executive officer of Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. His appointment was effective November 16, 2020.
Poehler has more than 25 years of experience building business-to-business organizations in unique vertical markets. They include retail markets where he led the development of end-to-end solutions for general retail, quick-service restaurant and hospitality.
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In his new role, Poehler is responsible for leading the company’s continued transformation as a retail commerce solutions leader for its customer and partner community.
Moreover, Poehler replaces Scott Maccabe, who was president and CEO since 2015. Maccabe is retiring from Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, while he remains president and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions. In addition, Poehler will work closely with Maccabe to ensure a seamless transition of duties.
“Rance Poehler is a highly accomplished business executive with a proven track-record for scaling businesses that are in a unique position to transform the industries they serve,” said Maccabe. “Rance also brings the fortitude and execution prowess needed to transition the retail business to a full-fledged strategic partner for both customers and partners.”
Previously, Poehler was president of Panasonic Systems Communications Company of North America. There he led a $1.1 billion division, morphing it from a product-centric organization to an end-to-end provider of retail solutions. Furthermore, while at Dell Technologies, he served as vice president of worldwide sales for its cloud client computing team; it represents a full suite of cloud and desktop virtualization solutions for retail that enabled scalable thin client solutions.
Poehler’s was also the chief revenue officer at Pivot3. He led the global sales organization and executed Pivot3’s growth strategy and talent acquisition as they developed and went to market with a hyper-converged software platform. The software manages mixed workloads, including IOT-surveillance, analytics as well as hybrid cloud solutions.
“The retail industry is looking for new and innovative ways to adapt more quickly to customer needs while they optimize store operations and reduce the cost of delivering and managing their business,” said Poehler. “Toshiba has a strong worldwide retail position and is on the verge of disrupting the industry with their intelligent end-to-end solutions.”