Polymer Logistics Appoints Fred Heptinstall as CEO for North America
RIVERSIDE, CA – Polymer Logistics has announced a strategic hiring for the company, to spur upward growth and business possibilities. Industry veteran Fred Heptinstall will now serve as CEO of North American business for the company.
“In the last two years, Polymer Logistics has introduced the wood grain RPC and expanded into new categories, and now is investing in two new state-of-the-art wash facilities to provide coverage throughout the continent,” said Heptinstall. “It’s a very exciting time to join the company and I’m looking forward to joining the team as CEO for the North America business.”
Heptinstall will add an affluence of executive domestic and international experience to the company through his past positions and contributions to the produce industry, said the company in a recent press release. Heptinstall’s new role with Polymer Logistics will become active on July 1, 2016, where he will report directly to company CEO Gideon Feiner.
"The RPC business in the United States is a very strategic part of Polymer Logistics and its growth plans over the next several years. The addition of Fred Heptinstall is another sign of our continued commitment to our growing business," stated Feiner.
Among Heptinstall’s relevant previous experience was his position as President of IFCO, a Brambles company. In this position with IFCO, Polymer stated that Heptinstall was credited with expanding the RPC industry in North America to become a recognizable packaging solution for the industry.
Heptinstall currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Fresh Produce Association, and is involved in industry organizations such as PMA, PBH, and OTA.
Heptinstall’s past notable achievements are as follows:
- Executive leadership positions at Chiquita Brands, and Mars Inc.
- Former Chairman of United Fresh Produce Association
- Former Chairman of International Banana Association
- Former Chairman of the Reusable Packaging Association: helped transition organization to full-time association in the industry.
"Fred is a strong and proven industry leader and an ideal fit to lead our business in North America. He will add tremendous value to our organization, customers and retail partners,” finished Feiner.
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