Chris Sultemeier, former president and CEO of Walmart Transportation LLC, has been appointed board chairman for San Diego-based Platform Science, a technology innovation company for commercial vehicles.
Sultemeier, who retired from Walmart Inc. in April 2017, logged nearly 30 years at the retailer, culminating in his oversight of the company’s large logistics and transportation division.
“I’ve had the good fortune to be both an operator of one of the largest logistics organizations in the world, and a consumer of the services of the largest fleets in the United States,” Sultemeier said in a statement. “Through these experiences, it has become evident that telematics solutions must provide safety, productivity, and an ever-growing list of complex compliance requirements, perfectly. More importantly, they need to do so while also connecting vehicle, driver, and freight-related data to the enterprise, supply chain participants, and software providers need that data to innovate and continue to drive cost and time out of logistics and transportation operations.
“Platform Science uniquely addresses these exact needs, and it would have proven extremely valuable to have deployed their solution when I was at Walmart.”
After retiring from Walmart last year, Sultemeier began teaching in the MIT Masters in Transportation and Supply Chain program, a role he continues today. He also serves on the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board and Archways Logistics Marketing. He continues to reside in Northwest Arkansas.
“We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to add Chris to our team,” Jack Kennedy, founder and CEO of Platform Science,” said in a statement. “His experience running one the largest logistics operations in the world provides unmatched insight for our team, particularly as we expand our product and customer support organizations to meet the needs of enterprises.”