GMS Inc. has announced that Eric Sundby has joined GMS as chief information officer. A more than 20-year IT industry veteran, Sundby will be responsible for overseeing the company’s IT strategy. He joined GMS in April.

Sundby comes to GMS from Genuine Parts Company, where he was the vice president of Corporate Information Technology and Shared Services. While at GPC, Sundby was responsible for the overall IT strategy as well as the company’s security and technology. Prior to his work at GPC, he was the National Vice President for Diversified Computer Consultants, where he built a practice from the ground up to sell technical solutions to multiple levels of technical managers and CIOs. His diverse background also includes experience as an Infrastructure Architect and Team Lead for Price Waterhouse and a Manager of Technical Services for Medaphis, a leading medical accounts receivable management service.  Sundby served in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded several medals and achievement certificates for excellence.

“Eric brings strong technology experience, business acumen and exceptional leadership skills that will be an asset to the future of GMS. His diverse background will allow the company to continue to build a solid IT infrastructure that is critical to achieving operational excellence and superior customer service in the future. I am confident as CIO he will deliver innovation to GMS,” G. Michael Callahan, Jr., GMS President and Chief Executive Officer, said."

We look forward to the many contributions Eric will bring to the GMS family.”

Sundby will report to Alan Adams, GMS Senior Vice President of Operations.