Alan Cross will take permanent responsibility for North American operations of Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), provider of specialized software solutions, services and support focused on delivering fully integrated trading and business management solutions to distributive trades customers servicing the floor coverings, building materials, lumber, home décor, electrical and plumbing distribution, wholesale and retail markets.

Cross will relinquish responsibility as COO for the group and focus on helping to continue building the KCS and Dancik brand across USA and Canada as the KCS senior vice president, North America.

“Our acquisition of Dancik has been a tremendous success,” said Ian Bendelow, CEO of Kerridge. “I believe our colleagues in North Carolina and customers there feel the same way. It has also proven to us that there is a tremendous opportunity for KCS through our Dancik operation in North America.”

Having guided KCS and Dancik through a very smooth integration program Cross is looking forward to focusing on North America to ensure that a very significant operation with K8 and Navigator (DNav) is built. Clearly North America is a huge market and there are huge challenges, opportunities and lots of work to be done.

With a strong presence in Europe, Africa, North America and beyond, this will help cement the position as a leading supplier of solutions to the distributive trades and create even better capability, opportunity, security and future for customers and the company’s own people, according to Bendelow.

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