“Mike brings a wealth of information technology leadership to Delhaize America,” said Delhaize America CEO Kevin Holt. “I am confident that as our new CIO he will continue to deliver a world-class information technology infrastructure and innovation for our company. We look forward to Laurenti joining Delhaize America and tapping into his extensive experience to propel our U.S. operations forward, enhance service in our retail stores and leverage technology to better serve our customers.”
As CIO, Laurenti will have responsibility for all information technology and information security operations, which support the company’s millions of customers, 100,000 associates and 1,300 stores.
“I look forward to joining Delhaize America and working collaboratively with Kevin and the entire Delhaize America team,” said Laurenti. “Through technology, I am confident we will continue to help each of Delhaize America’s banners drive sales growth.”
Laurenti has more than 20 years of retail leadership in information technology. Prior to Belk, he worked at Family Dollar Stores, Linens ‘N Things and Toys “R” Us. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and business administration from Cornell University.
He succeeds Deb Dixson who announced her retirement from Delhaize America earlier this year. Dixson joined the organization in 2010 and led significant transformation of the information technology and information security functions during her tenure, according to Delhaize.