My passion is teamwork. During the past 25 years, I have enjoyed working with associates, customers, investors, and partners to implement “Win-Win-Win-Win” strategies throughout the cold chain. More than ever, winning strategies require collaboration and treating each other as we would members of our own family. I am proud to be a Founder of Agile Cold Storage. Our foundation is built on prior successes in giving teammates a safe, respectful place to work and in servicing customers as if we were members of their team. Agile means, “able to move quickly and easily.” We are easy to work and do business with. Technology and automation will play a key role in Agile’s growth. For our team members, it will help us provide a better, safer work environment where they can be trained for tomorrow’s jobs, not yesterday’s. For our customers, technology and automation help us provide consistent, superior service at the most efficient prices.
We are not going to be the largest cold storage operator; we are solely focused on being the best. We are not looking for customers; we are focused on long-term partners. Our coworkers are not employees of a generic corporation; they are the lifeblood of our organization and critical members of our corporate family. I cannot wait to introduce you to the Agile Way.
SVP, Information Technology
Fred has 12 years managing Manufacturing, warehousing and 3PL environments, 10 years managing enterprise-level technical environments experiencing heavy transformation and overseeing EDI, software development, integrations, infrastructure and business-critical applications across the US as well as supporting EU and UK environments. Contact him at email@example.com
“Agile means working with a team that adapts, incorporates & adheres to values and strategies that allow our customers and employees to branch out and reach their potential.”
SVP, Conventional Operations
Craig has 25 years of experience in the cold storage industry, serving as a co-owner of Nashville Refrigerated Services from 1997-2014, Vice President of Southeast Distribution for Nordic Cold Storage from 2014-2015, and Vice President of Southeast Distribution for Agro Merchants from 2016-2018. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Agile Cold Storage is an opportunity for us to bring new levels of service to our customers which will enhance their experience. It means being able to work with a dedicated experienced team that will work hard for our associates, and our customers.”
VP, Automation Strategy & Implementation
Justin has 11 years of industry leading experience in the areas of Warehouse Operations, Facility Operations, Automation Operations, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Maintenance Management and Logistics, Justin started his warehousing career as a warehouse associate at Eagle Global Logistics 2001-2003, he also held the position of Warehouse Vertical Start Up Lead at Conagra Foods — Columbia Basin Blends from 2011-2015, Most recently, Justin held the position of Manager Automation & Project for Lineage Logistics/Preferred Freezer Services 2015-2020. Contact him at justin.kukal@agilecoldstorage.
“Agile brings the brightest and best in the industry focused on getting it done the right way, the first time and with 100% focus on the customer and employees.”
David is a CPA with more than 30 years of experience as a chief financial officer in private and public companies, primarily with businesses owned by private equity firms. He previously served as CFO of Nordic Cold Storage from 2011-2015 and CFO of Agro Merchants Group 2015-2016. Contact him at email@example.com
“Agile Cold Storage is an opportunity to partner with industry veterans and build a world class refrigerated warehouse company.”
COO/SVP, Automated Division
Burnie has 20 years of experience across multiple functional areas, with 15 years working for cold storage and distribution companies. He held the roles of VP, Strategy & Planning and VP, Business Development at Americold from 2005-2011. He worked for MDV Nash Finch as a Business Manager from 2012-2013, and prior to joining Agile was the General Manager & Director of Major Capital Projects for Preferred Freezer Services from 2013-2020. Contact him at burnie.taylor@
“Agile exists to Exceed the Expectations of our customers, associates and vendors in a safe, transparent and service driven culture.”
Don has spent 25 years in cold storage and refrigerated food industries, serving as President of Nordic Cold Storage from 2001-2015 and President of Agro Merchants – North America from 2015-2017. Don is also the former President of World Food Logistics Organization. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Agile Cold Storage exist because our founders and partners share a vision of a refrigerated warehouse company that provides the best service for our customers and a safe, respectful place for highly motivated people to work.”
Darrell has over 42 years of experience of both hands-on doing and leading maintenance and industrial trade teams that maintained, repaired, upgraded, renovated, and constructed refrigerated warehouses. Darrell’s career included almost all areas of engineering, operation, and maintenance of every element associated with refrigerated and dry grocery warehouses. Darrell began his work in the refrigeration trade with Munford Refrigerated Warehouses as he went to technical school and on to college. From there, Darrell worked for companies such as The Kroger Company, Rich’s Products, Galaxy Logistics, and Nordic Cold Storage before coming to Agile Cold Storage. He has managed several facility expansions and was the project manager for several facility renovations and major system upgrades. Most recently, he helped design, layout and manage the construction and expansion of the Nordic Pooler, GA facility near Savannah that has recently been acquired by Americold.
Agile exists because we realize that customers need flexible and sustainable personalized solutions in their supply chain that will be accomplished by very dedicated and experienced folks utilizing the latest and greatest ground breaking technologies as well as proven methods rather than the normal cookie cutter solution from impersonal mega cold storage companies.
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