David Ralph elected to the Board of Directors of GS1 Data Excellence Inc.

David Ralph, President and CEO of Commport Communications International, inc. with more than 30 year experience in the business to business ecommerce and data integration services business, has been elected to the Board of Directors of GS1 Data Excellence Inc. (formerly GS1 GDSN Inc.) effective September 8, 2016.

The GS1 Data Excellence Board is the governing body responsible for the strategic direction of key GS1 initiatives such as global product data quality and the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).  As a GDSN Data Pool, certified in the first ever certification event in 2005, Commport has been actively driving GDSN adoption as the leading way to transform business operations.

In this role Dave will be helping to guide and develop global initiatives through continued promotion of global data synchronization as the solution to many of today’s data management challenges such as B2B supply chain management and data availability for the support of consumer use of mobile apps.  Dave’s continued advocacy for GDSN adoption is driven by Commport’s mission of solving integration challenges for the benefit of the global community, and this role provides Dave and Commport the opportunity to be at the forefront of strategic direction and development of the network.

Going into his first board meeting, Dave said, “As an entrepreneur I understand what it takes to bring big ideas to market. Participating in the GDSN as a data pool has been an exciting venture for Commport and I look forward to helping to shape the future of the network through innovation and a recognition that we are all a part of the global community and that we are all able to achieve our greatest potential when the community progresses as a whole.”