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NORTHBROOK, Ill., November 24, 2008 -- Underwriters Laboratories, a world leader in product safety testing services, today announced Christian Anschuetz as chief information officer. In this role, Anschuetz will work with executive management to establish IT strategies, goals and priorities and will provide senior leadership on key technology initiatives in the areas of enterprise resource planning, business process automation, computer systems validation, and electronic communications. Anschuetz will report directly to Keith Williams, president and chief executive officer.
"I am confident that Christian's exceptional experience in leading IT organizations will serve him well in his new role," said Keith Williams, president and chief executive officer, Underwriters Laboratories. "I am eager to see UL benefit from his leadership."
Anschuetz joins UL after nearly a decade with Publicis Groupe, a large media and communications conglomerate, where he most recently served as executive vice president and chief information officer for the Americas. During his time with Publicis, Anschuetz was responsible for the strategic management and delivery of IT support to over 17,000 associates in more than 100 unique lines of business. He also led a staff of nearly 400 IT professionals.
Prior to Publicis, Anschuetz served as vice president and director of operations for BCom3, a large international conglomerate of creative agencies and media companies. BCom3 was later acquired by Publicis, and Anschuetz held a key role in successfully executing the transition.
Anschuetz began his professional career in a broad range of progressive management roles. These included senior consultant and information security thought leader for Sprint Paranet, and senior partner/founder of UpTyme Consulting.
Anschuetz holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Strayer University. He was a decorated United States Marine Corps officer and a veteran of the First Gulf War.