(Oct. 9) Doug Grant, a specialist in information technology, is moving up at The Oppenheimer Group for the second time in less than a year.

Grant, an 11-year veteran with Oppenheimer, was promoted to vice president and chief operations officer for the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company Oct. 3. The move came only about 10 months after Grant had been promoted to vice president and chief information officer, a change that added executive oversight of the company’s supply chain to his existing IT role.

Grant is known across the industry for his expertise in information technology. He is on the steering committee for the Canadian RFID Centre in Markham, Ontario, technology councils for the Ottawa-based Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the technology standards committee of the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association.

Grant, who joined Oppenheimer in 1995 as its first director of information technology, now has responsibility for Oppenheimer’s operations, quality control, manufacturing, transportation, information technology, supplier-relations management and food-safety areas.

Grant fills a position last held by Bob Dunlop, a senior vice president who will continue to offer executive-level guidance on Oppenheimer’s operations, sales and marketing efforts.

Warren Bailey will succeed Grant in Oppenheimer’s top IT slot. Bailey has been in the company’s IT area for more than 10 years. He was promoted to projects and systems architecture manager earlier this year.

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