October 30, 2018

IFCO North America names vice president of operations

IFCO, a supplier of reusable plastic containers for fresh food packaging, has appointed Jon Heyler as vice president, operations, for IFCO North America.

Heyler will lead IFCO’s strategic operations effort in the United States and Canada, focusing on wash operations improvement, asset management and transportation.

“I am proud to return to IFCO,” said Heyler. “The company has developed a strong reputation for developing and implementing fresh food packaging solutions that increase food safety, sustainability and operational efficiency, while reducing costs for growers and retailers. That is something special and something I want to be a part of once again.”

Heyler has more than two decades of experience in supply chain management. He served as IFCO vice president, east area, from 2009 to 2013. For the past two years, he served as chief operating officer of Pooling Provider, Hoover Ferguson Group, a former Brambles joint venture. He has served in numerous leadership roles in operations, logistics, transportation and general management during his career. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

Heyler assumed his new role Sept. 4. He is based at IFCO headquarters in Tampa, Florida, and will report directly to Dan Martin.

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