The board of directors of Pioneer Cold Logistics in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has promoted Bryan Hedge, VP and COO, to president. Hedge joined Pioneer in 2007 as VP of operations and was promoted to COO in 2012.
Hedge will be responsible for all areas, including customer and employee satisfaction. A major part of his job will be to set priorities in strategy, asset utilization, revenue growth and to ensure operational excellence across the company.
As COO and operations leader, Hedge delivered consistent, year-to-year improvement in all areas, including safety, capacity planning and utilization, customer satisfaction and productivity. As a result, Pioneer achieved industry best operational metrics as benchmarked against industry standards.
Hedge came to Pioneer from Sleepy’s where he was VP of logistics. Prior to Sleepy’s, he was VP of business operations at CIS in Lenox, Massachusetts. Hedge also held executive level, supply chain management roles at Save-A-Lot Foods, Performance Food Group and Springfield Foodservice.
He spent 20 years with TruServ Corp., where he was consistently promoted to roles that had increasing responsibility.
He is an active member of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and serves as a member of that organization’s supply chain operations committee.
He also currently serves as the treasurer of the North Atlantic Chapter of the IARW. In addition, Hedge is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Pioneer Cold is a third-party logistics provider of comprehensive, temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for large and small companies.