COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — Werner Electric welcomes Tina Thousand as the new Vice President of Information Technology. Thousand is an IT executive with over 25 years of experience. She joins Werner most recently from Coffee and Bagels Group, parent company to five brands, including Caribou Coffee, Bruegger’s Bagels and Einstein Bros. Bagels. At Coffee and Bagels, Tina led technology development and innovation across all brands, including customer experience, eCommerce, and Business Intelligence with a focus on enabling one-to-one customer engagement.
Accompanying the announcement, Ben Granley, President, said, “Werner is very pleased to have Tina join our team. Her experience in innovation, new technology and team building will help us deliver on our promise to provide an exceptional customer experience by improving our digital platforms.”
Thousand brings deep understanding of technology and finance and is adept at articulating the impact of technology in terms relevant to Werner’s business. Asked what drew her to Werner, she stated, “Werner has a fantastic culture based on customer service and employee engagement. This IT team has a great opportunity to leverage technology solutions to drive strategic transformation and deliver a “better every day” experience for our customers and for the business.”
Thousand is a 2nd generation WI Badger with a BBA from UW Madison. She has been playing and coaching soccer for 40 years and is a coach with the Twin Cities chapter of Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization that inspires girls to define their futures on their terms. She and her husband, Noel Creager, and daughters, Anna and Ruby Thousand, live in South Minneapolis.
Fun Fact: Tina’s husband, Noel, gets to claim he lives with 3 Thousand women. 😁Tagged with Werner Electric