Battalia Winston Places CIO for The Andersons, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Lombardi joined The Andersons, Inc. on September 6, 2016 as Chief Information Officer. Terry Gallagher completed the search. The successful candidate was identified in 14 days, and the search was completed in 96 days.

The Andersons is a $4.5 billion diversified company rooted in agriculture conducting business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors.

Mr. Lombardi most recently was Vice President, Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer at Armstrong World Industries, a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings with net sales of $2.5 billion, operating 32 plants in nine countries and 7,600 employees worldwide. As Vice President, Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer, Mr. Lombardi led a multi-sourced global Information Technology and Finance organization of 400 staff located in the U.S., Europe, China, India, and Australia and a $67 million budget.

Prior to advancing to becoming CIO of Armstrong World Industries in 2010, Mr. Lombardi served as Director of Enterprise Applications for four years and Director of Global IT Infrastructure for six years. Before being recruited to join Armstrong World Industries, Mr. Lombardi advanced into IT management positions of increasing responsibilities for 17 years.

Mr. Lombardi earned his MS, Computer Science from Villanova University and his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Moravian College. He has been quoted in CIO magazine and The Wall Street Journal and been an annual speaker at Society for Information Management’s IT Leadership Development Forum and a member of SIM’s Advanced Practices Council.