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Two Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Employees Win Women of Influence Award by The Shelby Report

Susan Brosnan and Lora Coggins are recognized for their excellence and innovative contributions to the food industry

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions team members Susan Brosnan, solution architect, and Lora Coggins, channel sales executive, are both recipients of The Shelby Report’s Women of Influence in the Food Industry award.

“Our team is extremely passionate about our We Are RETAIL values that stand for Respect, Empowerment, Teamwork, Adaptability, Integrity, and Leadership. Susan and Lora are two outstanding examples of how our RETAIL values can influence and guide Toshiba team members to make amazing contributions, not only within their teams but also our business partners and retail customers,” says Rance Poehler, President and CEO, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. “Our dedicated professionals and commitment to excellence are what make Toshiba stand out in the retail technology industry. I am honored that Susan and Lora were recognized for their contributions impacting the industry.”

As a solutions architect, Susan Brosnan supports Toshiba’s most flexible and technologically advanced unified commerce solution yet known as the ELERACommerce Platform. Her expertise in the retail food industry spans 23 years, and her influence is seen in the architecture and design of software solutions across Toshiba’s worldwide retail portfolio. Brosnan also holds the distinction of Toshiba Master Inventor with 29 Patent Filings and 95 Disclosure Publications.

“I am honored to be recognized for my role at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and my work on the ELERA™ Commerce Platform to empower retailers in the food industry to reimagine how they do business and provide positive shopping experiences,” says Brosnan. “Throughout my career, it has been a privilege to mentor and work with my team and fellow engineers to challenge our skills, achieve our goals, and advance the industry.”

Lora Coggins has also been active in the retail food service industry for about 23 years. As a channel sales executive, she supports resellers that sell technology solutions to retailers in the food service, grocery, and specialty retail segments. During the height of the pandemic, when in-person demonstrations and meetings were not possible, Coggins was resolute in maintaining and strengthening her relationships with resellers and transitioned to dynamic virtual interactions using the innovation studio at Toshiba’s Durham, North Carolina headquarters. Coggins also recently accepted a board position with the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA).

“Providing top-notch customer service and collaborating with partners is a huge part of my job,” says Coggins. “I am passionate about showcasing Toshiba’s innovative solutions so resellers can equip retailers with the best technology to achieve their goals. I am so thankful to be chosen for this honor for simply doing what I love.”

Women of Influence were selected by The Shelby Report based on demonstrating a superior level of dedication and, professionalism in the success of their company and the industry, as well as leadership through other initiatives such as charity, philanthropic or civic work.

About Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions empowers retail to thrive and prosper through a dynamic ecosystem of smarter, more agile solutions and services that enable retailers to resiliently evolve with generations of consumers and adapt to market conditions. Supported by a global organization of devoted employees and partners, retailers gain more visibility and control over operations, while enjoying the flexibility to build, scale, and transform retail experiences that anticipate and fulfill consumers’ ever-changing needs. Visit and engage with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, to learn more.

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