PFS of
Chatham
One Main Street 3rd Floor
Chatham, NJ 07928


Tel:
(973) 820-4040
Office Fax:(973) 820-4004
WMS/IT Fax:(973) 854-9402
Executive Office
Corporate Contacts
John J. Galiher
Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Galiher founded Preferred Freezer Services, LLC in November of 1989. Together with a select group of investment partners, Mr. Galiher directed the acquisition of Preferred's warehouse and transportation business, a family-owned regional operation with sales of $2.5 million. Mr. Galiher has been the driving force of our growth and corporate identity, since our inception, in 1989. His unique blend of experience in engineering, construction, sales and management has been key to the company’s success.

As CEO, Mr. Galiher is responsible for the company's growth, fiscal planning, market strategy, technical development and banking/financing relationships. Today, he has augmented the organizational chart to include a fully-integrated staff of executives to manage growing operations and expanding business opportunities.

Past employment experiences include sales, engineering and project execution for one of North America’s largest industrial refrigeration companies owned by the public company Toromont Industries. Prior to starting Preferred, Mr. Galiher was executive Vice President and Co-founder of Condyne Freezers, Inc. and was a member of the Board of Condyne, Inc.

Mr. Galiher has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University and numerous continuing education credentials relating to refrigerated specific technologies. He has received several awards for outstanding business achievements, been the subject of several industry articles relating to "state-of-the-art" technology and is an active member in both the National Fisheries Institute and International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses.


Email:
johngaliher@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Samuel Hensley
Chief Financial Officer

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Mr. Hensley joined the company in March 2009. His responsibilities include the financial, accounting and administration management of the company. He brings more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. Mr. Hensley’s background includes both large public companies and high growth entrepreneurial companies along with international and public accounting experience. As a CFO, Mr. Hensley has extensive experience leading companies through initial and secondary public offerings as well as acquisitions and strategic sales.

Prior to his current position, he was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of PODS, Inc. PODS, Inc. is a provider of moving and storage services. His career started out at Arthur Andersen, LLP where he spent 10 years as an audit manager.

Mr. Hensley has a BS in Accounting from Bob Jones University, South Carolina and a MBA from Emory University, Georgia. Mr. Hensley is a CPA.


Email:
shensley@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Brian Beattie
President

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Brian Beattie joined Preferred Freezer Services in June 2010 as Executive Vice President, Sales with responsibility leading Sales, Business Development, Customer Service and Marketing. Before joining the Preferred Freezer Services team, Brian was Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for CHEP U.S.A., a division of Brambles. He also led their global marketing, product engineering, mergers and acquisition initiatives. One of the most notable accomplishments was leading the acquisition and integration of Lean Logistics, a “Software as a Service” third party logistics provider. He has a deep background in sales and marketing with additional leadership experience at Ryder, Tenneco and Pepsi-Cola. Brian holds a BA in Business Administration, Transportation and Marketing from Michigan State University.

Email:
bbeattie@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Tim McLellan
Business Development Pacific North West

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In April 2009 Preferred Freezer Services hired Timothy McLellan to serve as the Managing Director of International Business Development. Mr. McLellan’s responsibility is to globally promote and establish the company's core business model of designing, building and operating refrigerated warehouse facilities.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. McLellan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Empress International Ltd., a leading U.S. importer and marketer of frozen seafood products. Mr. McLellan has more than 28 years of experience in sales, procurement, supply-chain management and business development in both domestic and international markets. His understanding of logistics and warehousing from a customer’s perspective is a valuable asset to the company. His previous leadership positions include: National Sales Manager for ConAgra Foods - Seafood Division; VP Sales and Marketing for Seafood Marketing Specialists, a procurement arm for US Foodservice; Director of Sales & International Business Development for Kolhoz Vostok-1/North Pacific Corp, a Russian company based in the U.S.; and Sales Manager for a Hawaii-based broadline foodservice distributor. Mr. McLellan’s background includes extensive overseas travels to establish foreign sales offices and oversee business development projects in Asia, Europe, Australia and Japan, along with procurement initiatives in Mexico and Central/South America.

As business continues its global expansion, Mr. McLellan will also represent the company’s awareness of and response to corporate social responsibilities, as expressed through affiliations with organizations such as the National Fisheries Institute and the Global Aquaculture Alliance.


Email:
tmclellan@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Cell: 206.618.6840
Dan DiDonato
Executive Vice President, Sales

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Mr. DiDonato joined Preferred Freezer Services in 1995 as Sales Manager for the company’s 1st location. In 2001, Mr. DiDonato was promoted to Vice President of Sales and in 2014 he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales. During his 15 years with the company, Dan has been a key member of the executive team that drove the company’s unprecedented growth within the temperature controlled warehousing industry. His sales leadership was instrumental in growing a national sales team that took the company from operating several facilities to its current size of 31 locations in North America. Dan is responsible for the development of new business, managing existing national clients, customer service and marketing. Other responsibilities include managing and growing a nationwide sales team that currently consists of over 24 sales professionals and support personnel.



Mr. DiDonato has extensive knowledge within the global seafood industry and is an active member of the National Fisheries Institute where he serves on their board of directors. He also remains actively involved in several other industry associations including the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA).

Dan attended St. John’s University in New York where he earned his B.S. degree in communications. While attending college, he worked for Preferred Freezer Services in operations giving him a broad perspective on the company and the temperature controlled warehousing industry as a whole.





Email:
dan@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Todd Klumok
EVP, Business Development & Planning

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Mr. Klumok joined the company in June 2010. His responsibilities include the development and subsequent rollout of Preferred Freezer Services more comprehensive logistics offerings with a focus on the North American consumer packaged goods market.

Prior to joining the company, Todd held several senior level sales and marketing positions with two of the largest third-party providers of temperature-controlled food distribution services in the United States. His unique blend of analytical, operational, sales, and relationship management skills have contributed to his success in developing and executing regional and national distribution programs for many of the nation’s largest food companies. In addition to his 3PL experience, Todd also held consulting roles for companies involved in the supply chain and financial services industries.

Mr. Klumok has a MBA in Finance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and a BS in Management from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. He is also certified by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) in Production and Inventory Management.


Email:
tklumok@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Cell: 404-229-5089
James Gladis
Vice President Finance - Logistics


Email:
jgladis@pfsl.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Rich Williams
Vice President, Operations

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Mr. Williams joined the company in 2011 as the Director of East Coast Operations. He was promoted to V.P. of Operations in 2014. He brings over 10 years of progressive cold storage experience to Preferred.
Prior to joining Preferred, Mr. Williams worked in food manufacturing for ConAgra Foods and Green Tree Packaging in engineering/management roles. His career started out in the maritime industry in shipboard and stevedoring operations.

Mr. Williams has been directly involved in opening in 5 Preferred freezer locations. He is extensively involved in continuous improvement, staff development and capital purchasing.

Mr. Williams holds a B.S. of Science in Marine Transportation from The California Maritime Academy.


Email:
rwilliams@pfsl.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Ext: 4466
Michael Townsend
Regional Sales & Operations Director - West


Email:
mtownsend@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Cell: (925) 789-7261
John Ingrassia
Regional Sales Director, East

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Mr. Ingrassia joined the company in April of 2000 as Preferred Freezer Services expanded operations to the West Coast. John held the position of Sales Manager at several Los Angeles divisions as the company developed six new facilities in eight years. John’s duties included the development of new business, sales forecasting and budgeting, customer service, rate and competitive market analysis and p + l development.

In January of 2010, Mr. Ingrassia was promoted to Regional Sales Director for the Eastern United States. John will continue to work directly with the divisional Sales Manager team to focus on core sales growth through new business development and account and revenue analysis.

A 1995 graduate of West Virginia University, John holds a degree in Sociology and Anthropology. Trade associations include active membership in the National Fisheries Institute, the Southern California Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Council, Meat Import Council of America, the Global Aquaculture Alliance.


Email:
jingrassia@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Ryan Laurent
Regional Director - Atlantic


Email:
rlaurent@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Cell: 517-712-6798
Aaron Hinderer
Regional Director - Midwest


Email:
ahinderer@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Katherine Short
Director of Purchasing


Email:
kshort@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Paddy Sellino
US Director of Office Operations

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Ms. Sellino became the Director of U.S. Office Operations in 2011. Her responsibilities include the establishment and adherence to standard operating procedures throughout Preferred Freezers. Paddy is involved from the inception of each new facility providing oversight throughout its operation to maintain uniformity at all installations. Ms. Sellino is continually required to stay current with all upgrades and new generations of Warehouse Logic – our computer warehousing program. Her skills in the MIS department lead her to developing a state of the art online service for customers and employees which is being implemented nationwide.

Ms. Sellino began her tenure with Preferred Freezers in 1995. She was Customer Service Representative of the Year in 1996 and has maintained perfect attendance since her first day at Preferred. She has faithfully served Preferred in a variety of capacities, including Assistant Office Manager and Manager of Information Services prior to her elevation to her current position.

Ms. Sellino is a graduate of du Cret School of Arts. Past employments include working for the top magazines such as Seventeen, Automobile, The New Yorker and Maribella. Shortly thereafter, she obtained her certificate from Chubb Technical Institute, specializing in Computers and Technical Support in 2000.



Email:
psellino@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Karen Ingham
Director of Warehouse Admin


Email:
kingham@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Bob Walsh
Fleet Maintenance Manager

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Bob Walsh accepted the role of Fleet Maintenance Manager after serving as a Chief Mechanic since 1999. Mr. Walsh has multiple years of industry experience in refrigeration, material handling and fire suppression systems.

Email:
bwalsh@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Jesse Gross
Director Health & Safety


Email:
jgross@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Ext: 4467
Eric Wolf
Food Safety & Quality Manager


Email:
ewolf@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Gail Hannagan
Marketing Manager

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Gail Hannagan joined Preferred Freezer Services in 2010 as their Marketing Coordinator. Ms. Hannagan’s responsibilities include brand positioning and management, public and media relations, marketing collateral, customer communication, website management, budget planning and organizing trade show events.

Ms. Hannagan has an extensive background in online marketing, print design, web site development, photography and video. She plans and executes all print production, digital media, direct and email marketing, branded collateral, press kits, web banners, sales tools, promotional videos, and magazine ads to convey a cohesive brand image.

Past employment experience includes a career with AT&T as an Executive Photographer, Web Developer, Graphic Designer, as well as an E-Marketing Specialist with Realogy Corporation.


Email:
marketing@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Stefanie Winnicki
Marketing Specialist


Email:
swinnicki@pfsl.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Leigh Tousley
Administrative Sales Assistant


Email:
ltousley@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Ketty Munoz
Executive Administrative Assistant


Email:
kmunoz@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Ext: 4046
Information Technology
Corporate Contacts
Ben Vazquez
Director


Email:
bvazquez@pfsl.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Warehouse Management Support
Corporate Contacts
Chris Matos
WMS Systems Manager


Email:
cmatos@preferredfreeezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040



Accounting Department
Corporate Contacts
Robert Volner
Accounting Manager- Treasury


Email:
bvolner@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Ext: 4405
Evan Akelson
Controller


Email:
eakelson@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040 Ext: 4404



Logistics
Corporate Contacts
James Gladis
Vice President, Finance


Email:
jgladis@pfsl.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Marc Vendome
Vice President, Operations


Email:
mvendome@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Human Resources Department
Corporate Contacts
Larry Faschan
Director


Email:
lfaschan@pfsl.com
Office: (973) 820-4040
Vanessa Jackson
Human Resources Manager


Email:
vjackson@preferredfreezer.com
Office: (973) 820-4040