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Calpine Containers Appoints Sean Gallagher as Chief Executive Officer; Walt Tindell Comments

Calpine Containers Appoints Sean Gallagher as Chief Executive Officer; Walt Tindell Comments



CLOVIS, CA - A new Chief Executive Officer is set to take the reins at Calpine Containers. Sean Gallagher will succeed Walt Tindell as CEO; Tindell intends to retire at the end of this year.

Sean Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, Calpine Containers“I am honored to join this iconic company where leaders and employees consider themselves part of a true family,” Gallagher said of his appointment. “I am excited to continue in this tradition that prioritizes customer and supplier partnerships as we work to continuously improve on our superior experiences and products to our customers that in turn help feed the world.”

Gallagher brings a wealth of leadership experience built over almost two decades in the packaging and distribution industries, a press release explained. He previously worked for Saxco International as a Senior Vice President and General Manager, where he led a transformative change in the company’s Western business that resulted in successive years of double-digit growth.

Sean Gallagher will succeed Walt Tindell as Chief Executive Officer of Calpine Containers as Tindell plans to retire at the end of this year

Prior to Saxco, Gallagher was the Vice President of Wine Sales with Owens-Illinois. The beginning of his career started with E&J Gallo, where he gained experience leading sales teams in the Sacramento and San Francisco, California, regions. He has a Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Business from the Haas School at the University of California - Berkeley.

Walt Tindell, President, Calpine Containers“Sean brings with him a successful track record leading business strategy and customer/supplier development in public and privately-owned businesses,” commented Tindell. “We are excited to have found such a talented and seasoned leader to take Calpine through its next phase of growth and innovation. I’m most excited about how he and the executive leadership team are positioned to further advance engagement, collaboration, and innovation with our customers and suppliers.”

Headquartered in Clovis, California, Calpine is one of the largest West Coast packaging distributors serving the agriculture industry. Backed by Rainier Partners, a private equity firm, the company has been focused on accelerating growth while maintaining its focus on quality, reliability, and customer service.

Congratulations to Sean Gallagher on this next move in his career!

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