Technology veteran joins Vitamin Shoppe’s C-suite

A veteran chief information officer has joined The Vitamin Shoppe Inc. as executive vice president and chief technology officer, the Secaucus-based company announced Monday.

Andrew Laudato brings more than 20 years of experience to The Vitamin Shoppe, where he will be responsible for information technology, enterprise project planning and supply chain. He most recently was CIO at Brookdale Senior Living, after 15 years as CIO at Pier 1.

“The digital shopping landscape is continuously evolving, and brands and retailers are challenged with keeping pace with changing consumer behaviors and expectations,” he said in a prepared statement. “In an omnichannel world, seamlessly integrating the supply chain with the in-store and digital shopping experience is a top priority.

“I have had the opportunity to work on many unique technology products throughout my career and The Vitamin Shoppe’s clear purpose of connecting with its customers sets it apart.”