Greenyard Logistics Hires Steve Marinello as Northeast Operations Vice President
SWEDESBORO, NJ – There’s some serious growth in the works for the team over at Greenyard Logistics USA. As the company moves closer to the opening of its new logistics and cold storage facility and U.S. expansion, Greenyard Logistics has added Steve Marinello as its new Vice President of NorthEast US Operations.
“The opening of this state-of-the-art facility demonstrates Greenyard’s commitment to delivering complete cold chain management, with best in class processes and procedures, ensuring that our customers consistently receive fresh, high quality products,” said Steve. “My team and I are excited about the opportunity the facility will provide to offer value to our customers.”
Steve joined the company in May 2017, during the final stage of the new facility’s construction. In his new role, Steve will focus on new business development while John Garrett, General Manager, will still handle day-to-day operations.
Steve brings more than 30 years of experience to the Greenyard Logistics team. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Fresh Produce of Flagler Global Logistics in Miami, FL. Prior to this, Steve was the former Director of Imports for Seald Sweet International. Throughout his extensive tenure in the industry, he’s worked in various sectors, including facility management, imports, foodservice, and sales and marketing.
“We are excited to have Steve on our team and look forward to the success and opportunities he brings to our company through his vast experience in the industry,” said Mayda Sotomayor, President. “We look forward to the growth ahead with the long-awaited opening of the new facility.”
The company’s new facility is a 152,200-square-foot state-of-the-art packing and cold storage facility. This location quadruples the square footage, capacity, and overall production capability of the current operations. Furthermore, the new facility will significantly add to the company’s services such as value-added packing, consolidation, controlled atmosphere storage, and service providing opportunities.
This facility opening officially marks the first building and expansion in the U.S., of Belgium-based parent company Greenyard. Greenyard Logistics and Seald Sweet currently represent the company’s U.S.-based business units within the Greenyard group.
Greenyard Logistics officially opens in mid-June 2017, with bagging and distribution of Seald Sweet’s summer citrus programs expected to be the first product received and distributed through the facility. Grand opening ceremonies are scheduled for September 2017. The company also anticipates future growth with potential for additional development in the facility plans.
Greenyard Logistics is located in the Logan Township region of Swedesboro, New Jersey, allowing it a strategic position that is within close proximity of the northeastern ports–a major receiving point for imported fresh produce into U.S. markets.
Congratulations to Steve and the Greenyard team, we can't wait to see where your new appointments and facility expansions take you next!