Cardenas Markets announce the promotion of Arnold Perez to the position of Vice President of Information Technology. In this position, Perez will report directly to Prabash Coswatte, Chief Operating Officer for Cardenas Markets, and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s Information Technology team.
“Arnold brings extensive experience leading and executing IT strategies across various business sectors to his new role,” said Coswatte. “His expertise and leadership will continue to drive Cardenas Markets digital transformation and innovation to support our company’s business needs in addition to evolving customer shopping preferences,” Coswatte added.
Perez joined Cardenas Markets in 2019, bringing over 20 years of IT leadership experience focused on infrastructure engineering, project management, and operations across various industries, including Fashion Retail, Banking, Media and Entertainment, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Petroleum, said the Hispanic grocery retailer in a press release.
Before joining Cardenas Markets, he served as Senior Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Services for BCBG Max Azria, supporting over 700 domestic and international retail fronts and four distribution centers. He also served as Director of Infrastructure Operations and Services for Semtech; Vice President Infrastructure Services for Downey Savings and Loan; and Manager of Network Services for Ingram Micro.
Perez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.
Recently, the grocer also announced the promotion of another of its executives. Prabash Coswatte was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Coswatte joined the Hispanic grocery retailer as Chief Information Officer in 2019 and, in February of this year, had been named Chief Administrative Officer.
As COO, Coswatte reports directly to Doug Sanders, President and CEO of Cardenas Markets, and oversees the company’s Store Operations, Loss Prevention, Information Technology, Data Integrity, Scanning, Receiving, Maintenance, Construction, and Real Estate departments.