During the fourth quarter GERS Retail Systems will move into a new 80,000-square-foot headquarters at 10431 Wateridge Circle in San Diego, which will include a state-of-the-art training center.
GERS, which currently has 275 employees, expects to have 300 by the end of the year. In addition to the new headquarters, the company has opened new regional facilities in Palm Springs, Calif., Atlanta, Minneapolis, East Brunswick, N.J., and Manchester, N.H.
Separately, home furnishings retailer HomeLife has signed on as a GERS customer, selecting the company's Enterprise1 software solution for its retail automation needs.
In other GERS news, Roger Perry, John Wehrheim and Vicki Noreen are new additions to the company. Perry, formerly with Armature and PeopleSoft, is now GERS's eastern regional director, based in the East Brunswick office. Wehrheim, ex-E3 and SAP America retail division director, joins GERS as southwest and western regional director.
Noreen, ex-Quaker Chemical exec, joins GERS as strategic alliances director, reporting to strategic alliances VP Mary Latham. Phil Kenney is GERS's new professional services VP, and Kevin Johnson is the new technical services & support VP. A 10-year GERS veteran, Kenney was software development manager, while Johnson, a seven-year vet, has worked in a variety of capacities in GERS's technical services and support departments. -- Steve Smith