Dallas, Texas-based Reddy Ice, a manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice, has announced that Lonny Warner has been appointed CEO and president and as a member of the Reddy Ice board of directors, effective Jan. 5.
Warner is a business leader with expertise across several industries. His knowledge and leadership in supply chain management, technology, sales and marketing will be beneficial for Reddy Ice’s continued growth and focus on transformational initiatives.
He succeeds Deb Conklin, who will work with Warner over the next month to ensure a smooth transition as she exits the company for a new opportunity. To read more about that in The Shelby Report, click here.
“I am grateful for the hard work of outgoing CEO Deb Conklin, who has done an amazing job over the past five years and led the company to where it is today. Deb will be moving to KeHE as their President and CEO, which is an incredible opportunity for her, and we wish her great success in the future,” said Shawn Malleck, chairman of the board.
“We are pleased that Lonny has accepted the role as CEO at Reddy Ice. He has broad and unique experience that will serve this business well, from the operations/logistics side to the service and technology expertise that will allow us to continue to set the standard in the packaged ice industry.”
Warner was previously the COO at CSC ServiceWorks, where he delivered material improvements in productivity and improved EBITDA results. Prior to CSC ServiceWorks, he held senior leadership positions, including COO, SVP and general manager at The Brink’s Company and held various positions at Con-Way/Menlo Logistics earlier in his career.
“I am excited and humbled to take on the responsibility of guiding this iconic and premium brand to its next stage of growth and development,” Warner said. “I look forward to the opportunity of working with Reddy’s employees and management to drive innovation, deliver client and customer solutions and enhance the value of the company.”