Brannon Kuykendall Crane Worldwide

Crane Worldwide, which celebrates 12 years of operations this week, has appointed a chief information officer, Brannon Kuykendall.

The company has announced three areas of focus in a new value proposition statement, service, people and technology, with the appointment in line with the strategy.

Mr Kuykendall was a chief information officer in the oil and gas industry, and has been chief technology officer at ThoughtTrace, an artificial intelligence SaaS company.

He has led technology teams ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises, and has a diverse experience in software development, cyber security, compliance, cloud computing and artificial intelligence and more.

“There are profound changes in digitalisation and data to support intelligent modelling,” said Keith Winters, chief executive at Crane Worldwide.

“Our clients have faced many challenges during the Covid-19 outbreak, end-to-end and real-time visibility is key to making informed decisions when faced with supply chain disruption and assessing vulnerabilities,” he added.

“Building upon our established in-house system, Brannon will drive forward our goal of solving the challenges our clients are facing with increased data complexity in the supply chain. We are delighted to have his expertise on the executive team and look forward to the automated solutions he will present for our clients around the world.”

Mr Kuykendall will be based at the company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas.

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