Tech company appoints VP


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A local tech company serving the beverage distribution industry has named a new executive.

Rutherford & Associates appointed James VanHall as VP of software engineering, according to the company last week.

He most recently served as the company's director of SaaS.

In his new roll, VanHall will be responsible for all facets of producing software solutions, including innovation, reliability, functionality and user experience.

VanHall will also be responsible as the production leader for the entire software development process and management of all eoStar software releases to the market.

Working together with the CEO and the entire Rutherford senior leadership team, he will help to ensure alignment with the organization's broader business strategy.

"James is an exceptional leader, passionate about performance and innovation and committed to delivering a premier solution,” said Jim Clishem, CEO, Rutherford & Associates CEO.

“I am very excited for James and believe that he will have significant opportunity to make a true market impact for Rutherford and for all those that work with him in the role."

VanHall has over 10 years of experience in leadership, serving as the technical lead and architect for enterprise solutions.

His on-site experience, serving as the software engineer for several go-lives and implementations, has provided insight into and empathy for the customer and end user.

Rutherford's software, which includes eoStar, eoTouch, eoWarehouse and eoStarOne, is used by some of the largest beverage distribution companies across North America.

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