Rex Carter is a veteran information technology executive with experience in supply chain, strategic planning, and customer service. He joined Hitachi Data Systems in September 2006. Since that time, he has globalized IT at Hitachi Data Systems, implemented single instance of applications, consolidated to one processing and disaster recovery center, and established a global IT operations and command center. The IT effort has supported the dramatic growth of the company’s operating footprint and enabled global process consistency across all disciplines.
Before coming to Hitachi Data Systems, Carter served as senior vice president, operations and systems at Tennant Company, a global sales and manufacturing company. His duties at Tennant included information technology, supply chain, customer service, and China sales and operations. Prior to Tennant, Carter was senior vice president, systems and development at HomeGrocer.com/Webvan. He also served as senior vice president and CIO at Carlson Companies, a global travel, hospitality, and marketing services company. Before that, Carter worked for EDS and was an information technology executive with Continental Airlines Holdings. He began his professional career as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Carter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Purdue University and did postgraduate work at Xavier University. In February 2014, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Purdue University School of Engineering Education.