Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fifth Gear Hires Don Dillard as CIO

Provider of Outsourced Retail Order Fulfillment Services Adds New Talent to its Leadership Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 28, 2010) – Indianapolis-based Fifth Gear, an outsourced business services provider for direct-to-consumer retailers, announces the hiring of Chief Information Officer Don Dillard. As CIO at Fifth Gear, Don now leads the company’s information and technology direction, overseeing all aspects of computing and infrastructure operations.

Fifth Gear President Matt Konkle commented, “We are very excited about Don’s arrival on our leadership team. Our technology platforms and continued innovation play an increasingly important role now that we’ve consolidated two successful and long-standing companies into a united brand offering for direct retailers. Don’s leadership experience in technology management will serve our clients well and help us achieve our growth objectives.”

Dillard most recently served as Vice President for Technology Consulting Associates, LLC. He brings more than 25 years of executive technology management experience and professional services to both Fortune 100 and 500 companies.

Fifth Gear continues to use its proprietary technology platforms as the foundation for its services in outsourced warehousing, order fulfillment, customer service and marketing services across an extensive client base of catalogers, e-tailers and well-known retail clients. Fifth Gear is the recent consolidation of two leaders in retail services, Sigma Micro LLC and Stark Bro’s Fulfillment of Louisiana, Missouri. Both companies have provided technology and operational services to direct retailers for nearly 30 years each.

About Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear provides outsourced warehouse, order fulfillment, customer care center, and creative marketing services for specialty retailers and manufacturers of consumer products. The Company serves as a single source for industry expertise, infrastructure and technology for clients. Fifth Gear improves operational efficiencies and drives revenue growth for retailers in today's changing environment. Through its online marketplace,, Fifth Gear is also building a multi-category online discount retailer of new, "close-out" and "excess stock" specialty merchandise. The Company serves over 100 multichannel retailers today and continues to grow its client base each month.

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