Elaine Hicks is responsible for managing IT infrastructure and operations for HOLT CAT and its affiliates, including information security, applications, business systems and customer support. She is also responsible for leading overall technology strategy.
Elaine joined HOLT in 2011 as IT Business Development Manager and was named Senior Director of Information Technologies in 2012. She was promoted to her current position in 2014.
In her earlier positions at HOLT CAT, Elaine helped define the strategic IT direction for HOLT and implemented an Information Technologies Innovation Council (ITIC) to provide governance and direction for all IT activities. Under her leadership, the ITIC created a formal process for the prioritization of IT project requests and provided increased visibility into all IT activities.
Other accomplishments included defining a formal roadmap for the HOLT CAT dealer business system (DBS) and leading a transformation of the enterprise computer infrastructure. She also led the development of a formal strategy to leverage mobility at HOLT CAT using cloud storage and electronic signature capture.
Elaine earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Texas A&M University. She is a native of San Antonio.
Prior to joining HOLT CAT, she served as Director of Information Services for C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. where she had responsibility for all corporate computer operations and for both their domestic and European manufacturing facilities. In that role, she led Guenther’s SAP implementation in the United Kingdom.
Elaine also held management positions at Rexel USA, one of the largest distributors of electrical supplies in the world. This included both corporate IT and branch operations, where she had oversight of three distribution facilities.
Elaine and her husband, Tim, have a daughter and two sons.