Organizations in the Cold Chain Grab New Execs

Multiple organizations that support the cold chain have hired a variety of new executives.

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Kindred AI Elevates COO Marin Tchakarov to CEO Position

Kindred has appointed its chief operating officer Marin Tchakarov to CEO and president, following a year of robust growth and performance.  

Tchakarov joined Kindred in June 2019. He has worked with the Kindred team and board of directors to deliver on the promise of industry cutting edge AI, machine learning and next-generation machine vision robotics systems to increase productivity in supply chain and order fulfillment organizations. In his previous roles as chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Kindred, Tchakarov oversaw the finance, administration and operations functions, and fostered a metrics-driven approach to systems and processes.

McLane Announces Retirement of Grady Rosier and Appointment of Tony Frankenberger as President and CEO

McLane Company, Inc., a supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice solutions, announced that Grady Rosier will retire as president and CEO, effective Aug. 28, 2020.

Rosier has worked for McLane for more than 36 years and has held the title of president and CEO for the last 25 years of that time. His influence has elevated McLane to its position as a world-class leader in supply chain services for the grocery and foodservice industries.

Redwood Logistics Names Mike Reed Chief Product Officer

Redwood Logistics announced the addition of Mike Reed as chief product officer. Reed joins the Redwood executive team to drive advances in the company’s services, technology solutions, and partner commercialization strategy. His resume comprises 15 years of logistics experience, including his most recently held roles with Project44 as chief strategy officer and at Echo Global Logistics as chief technology officer.

Refrigerated Solutions Group Announces Management Promotions

Refrigerated Solutions Group, an industry leader in refrigerated equipment and service, recently announced several management promotions.

Bob Stevens has been promoted to the director of dealer sales, Craig Hammel has accepted the role of director of strategic accounts, Kim McGee has been promoted to the director of CX & sales support and Pam Williams has accepted the position of Director of Business Development & Project Management for RSG.  All four will report directly to Dan Hinkle, chief commercial officer for RSG. Stevens and Hammel will assume their new roles immediately while McGee and Williams will take on their new responsibilities Aug. 17th.

McGee will have leadership responsibility for the inside sales team as well as the quotations/applications teams for RSG with a major focus on activities designed to enhance the customer experience, drive internal efficiencies and support our strategic goal of being an industry leader in customer satisfaction. Williams will have leadership responsibility for the Nor-Lake Scientific business, consultant services and all of project management with a focus on new business development and driving 80/20 principles within the group. 

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