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United States Cold Storage (USCS), the premier U.S. provider of public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services, welcomed Larry Alderfer as the company’s new President & Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1st, 2020.
He succeeds David Harlan who retired December 31, 2019, after a 40-year career with the company.
Alderfer’s own refrigerated warehousing industry experience dates to age 16 when he joined Pennsylvania’s former Rosenberger Cold Storage. He worked there 14 years and later joined USCS in 1998 as General Manager for the company’s Union City, CA, warehouse. During Alderfer’s 21-year tenure with USCS, he has advanced through roles involving corporate transportation & logistics; regional operations management; corporate and business development; and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer. During that time, he helped guide USCS’s growth and development from just more than 100 million cubic feet of storage to more than 371 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled space today.
Alderfer earned a Master’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and information technology from Eastern Mennonite University. He has served on USCS’s audit committee, chaired the company’s risk committee and served as an executive director on USCS’s Board since 2011. He also serves on the board of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), an industry association representing the global temperature-controlled third party warehousing and logistics industry.
“Driven by changing consumer demands and technology adaptation, our industry is transforming,” he says. “I look forward to leading and watching our US Cold team set the direction for our industry. We continue to follow a solid growth plan to support our customers’ evolving needs. This is especially energizing to me as we pivot and progress into being a more automated, data driven and analytics focused company.”
About United States Cold Storage
United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS), Camden, NJ, is a premier provider of public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services throughout the USA. With roots dating back to 1899, USCS has long served a diverse customer base with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully integrated third-party logistics. The company offers more than 371 million cubic feet of temperaturecontrolled warehouse and distribution space in 42 facilities located in 13 states including California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. USCS is the third largest PRW Logistics provider in North America. It is a subsidiary of the U.K.’s John Swire & Sons Ltd.
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