Our Company

Our Team

Leadership

Todd Avery

CEO

Todd comes to McLane Global from ProPacific Fresh Co., where he had served as Senior Vice President, Operations and Transportation. There he managed all operations (Procurement, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Information Technology and Supply Chain) of 6 fast paced facilities. Todd has previously worked with Certified Grocers Midwest as Vice President of Distribution and Operations. Todd brings in a new skill set that will help McLane Global to become even more relevant to its customer's needs.
Todd Frease

Todd Frease

President

Todd’s 20 years of experience in accounting and finance within the grocery industry allow him to navigate the complex challenges of the business. His leadership plays a vital role within our management team. Todd graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BA in Accounting and Finance. Earning his CPA in the state of Ohio in 1993, He joined The Kroger Co. and held positions in Audit, Tax, as well as Assistant Corporate Controller of The Kroger Co. and Director of Finance for the Southwest Division of The Kroger Co. encompassing the Texas/Louisiana Division. Todd is responsible for the Domestic Sales Division and International Sales Division of McLane Global. His previous position within the Organization was Senior Vice President.

Jordan Laccetti

National Sales Director

Jordan has a Bachelor’s degree in Business, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.  Jordan is a seasoned sales professional with 15 years' experience in both sales and management.  Jordan’s responsibility as National Sales Director is to set the direction for the entire McLane Hunger Solutions team and work to effectively and efficiently achieve McLane’s business objectives.

Stacey Walker

Director of Logistics

Stacey Walker brings to McLane Global over thirteen years of logistics experience. Embarking upon her career after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M University, her early work, for container shipping lines, positioned her to learn the strategies of logistics from the ground up. Later she also thrived in a role supervising the handling of every available mode of transportation as a Logistic Manager for a large international energy company. Stacey earned a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Southern California. Her end to end mastery of supply chain management and solution strategies was birthed within this impressive formal education but also then honed by her success in diverse real-world experience. Stacey’s complete repertoire of skills ensures the continuation of McLane Global’s history of excellence in service and efficiency.

Mauricio Gallego

Director of Operations

Anpin Hsieh

Director of Procurement

Anpin Hsieh is our Director of Procurement and brings to McLane Global over 17 years of experience in food procurement.
Her experience is quite extensive, from retail supermarket cooperatives (Wakefern/ShopRite) where she was a graduate of their business succession planning program (LIT: Leaders-In-Training), wholesale procurement and distribution (C&S Wholesale Grocers) to food imports and food service (Rema Foods & Royal Food Import).
This allows her to leverage her comprehensive understanding of both domestic and international sourcing, purchasing, supply chain and logistics to optimize procurement activities at McLane Global.

Anpin’s strength in international procurement and sourcing provides a significant advantage for our MHS and value customers. This allows McLane Global to have the flexibility to source goods domestically and/or internationally so that savings can be passed on to our customers.

She has a Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Economics with a minor in International Affairs and is bilingual in English and Mandarin.
She also holds certificates from FSPCA for Preventative Controls for Human Food and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.

Melissa Hunter

Director of Marketing

Melissa Hunter brings more than 12 years’ Brand Marketing and Advertising experience to McLane Global. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Baylor University, Melissa comes to the McLane family from Simply 7 Snacks and Dishaka Manufacturing, where she served as Brand Marketing Manager, developing the Simply7 brand throughout the US and across more than 30 countries. Through her extensive knowledge of the CPG industry, manufacturing, brand development and marketing strategy, retail strategy, design and analytics, Melissa provides effective tools to drive success and growth for the various divisions of McLane Global.

Melissa’s role is marketing strategy and brand development for all McLane Global divisions including Lady Liberty, MC Trader and McLane Hunger Solutions.
 
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Melissa Hunter

Director of Marketing

Melissa Hunter brings more than 12 years’ Brand Marketing and Advertising experience to McLane Global. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Baylor University, Melissa comes to the McLane family from Simply 7 Snacks and Dishaka Manufacturing, where she served as Brand Marketing Manager, developing the Simply7 brand throughout the US and across more than 30 countries. Through her extensive knowledge of the CPG industry, manufacturing, brand development and marketing strategy, retail strategy, design and analytics, Melissa provides effective tools to drive success and growth for the various divisions of McLane Global.

Melissa’s role is marketing strategy and brand development for all McLane Global divisions including Lady Liberty, MC Trader and McLane Hunger Solutions.

Prashant Iyer

Director of International Business

Prashant Iyer brings over thirteen years of international business experience from food companies such as The Global Green Company, Pepsico and Poore Brothers, working in international business development, private label programs and global sourcing. As a performance driven leader with a global mindset, Prashant has successfully grown and developed new business in Asia, Indian sub-continent and Middle-east. As the Director of International Sales, Prashant’s role at McLane Global is to lead the international team as the company moves into a new and exciting phase of global expansion. Prior to joining McLane Global, Prashant worked as an analyst in market research at Sun Microsystems. Prashant has an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a second Master’s in International Business from India. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Tamil.

Karey Lueder

National Domestic Sales Director

Kathy Soliz

Domestic Sales Assistant

With over 6 years in the customer service field in north Houston, Kathy Soliz’s fluency in both English and Spanish has proven invaluable over her career with the Health and Human Services Department of Texas. Kathy, a Houston native, will be attending school and majoring in accounting. She assists the accounting team with mailing and receiving invoices, filing, payment claims, payment and data entry relating to accounts receivable and payable, in addition to an ever growing list of accounting tasks as her education and experience expand. Her eagerness to gain a working knowledge in the field of her study, while continuing to work toward becoming a CPA, has made her a valuable asset to the Mclane Global team.

Yujing Huang

International Business Manager

Yujing Huang began her career at McLane Global preparing all McLane Global office systems for migration to Dynamics A/X. When that project was complete, she moved into her permanent position supporting the traders while learning the International Trading Business. In her current role, Yujing is the International Business Manager in charge of developing a large portion of the Asian market. Yujing received her MBA from the Keith Busse School of Business at St. Francis University in Fort Wayne, Indiana and her BS in Environmental Science and Engineering from Feng Chia University in Taiwan. Yujing is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Michael Lin

International Business Manager

Michael Lin brings over ten years of experience in sales, sourcing, purchasing, logistical operations, and business development in China. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. Michael joins McLane Global as an International Business Manager and is involved in developing the Chinese and Hong Kong markets. He is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Wenzhou Chinese.

Syliva Liu

International Business Development Manager

Jane Jaing

Ahmed Choukab

International Sales Assistant

Ahmed comes to McLane Global after receiving an associate's degree in international business from the Houston Community College. He is fluent in Arabic, French, Spanish and English and this ability has proven invaluable in the international environment within McLane Global. He is currently working in the international sales department as an assistant. Ahmed is a graduate of The University of Houston Downtown where he graduated with honors earning a degree in Applied Administration.

Summer Salim

International Sales Assistant

With prior experience in the food industry, Summer Salim brings 5 years of customer service exposure with her to McLane Global. Summer will be graduating from the University of Houston in the fall of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology. Her fluency is both English and Arabic makes her a great match for our international team. She assists our international team with purchase orders, sales orders, invoices, claims, and a variety of other duties.
 
McLane Hunger Solutions

Jordan Laccetti

National Sales Director

Jordan has a Bachelor’s degree in Business, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.  Jordan is a seasoned sales professional with 15 years' experience in both sales and management.  Jordan’s responsibility as National Sales Director is to set the direction for the entire McLane Hunger Solutions team and work to effectively and efficiently achieve McLane’s business objectives.

Anpin Hsieh

Director of Procurement

Anpin Hsieh is our Director of Procurement and brings to McLane Global over 17 years of experience in food procurement.
Her experience is quite extensive, from retail supermarket cooperatives (Wakefern/ShopRite) where she was a graduate of their business succession planning program (LIT: Leaders-In-Training), wholesale procurement and distribution (C&S Wholesale Grocers) to food imports and food service (Rema Foods & Royal Food Import).
This allows her to leverage her comprehensive understanding of both domestic and international sourcing, purchasing, supply chain and logistics to optimize procurement activities at McLane Global.

Anpin’s strength in international procurement and sourcing provides a significant advantage for our MHS and value customers. This allows McLane Global to have the flexibility to source goods domestically and/or internationally so that savings can be passed on to our customers.

She has a Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Economics with a minor in International Affairs and is bilingual in English and Mandarin.
She also holds certificates from FSPCA for Preventative Controls for Human Food and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.

Allan Allen

Regional Sales Manager - Midsouth

Allan Allen is an accomplished sales professional with more than 30 years' experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods Food Industry. Allan has broad experience with leadership roles in sales management, account management, route sales management (DSD), and retail grocery management. Prior to joining McLane Global, Allan spent 11 years with the Kellogg Company where he held multiple leadership roles. His last role was managing a network of Master Distributors and Wholesale Customers who distributed Kellogg’s products to retail customers across an 8 state region, focusing on driving sales in all channels of trade classes (both national and regional accounts) across diverse categories. Since joining McLane Global in April 2014, Allan has been responsible for managing regional retail, wholesale, and distribution channels of business. In June of 2015, Allan moved into the McLane Hunger Solutions business, where he is now responsible for the growth and development of MHS customers across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Brent Douthit

Regional Sales Manager - Midwest

Brent Douthit has a background in sales, operations, and management. Prior to joining McLane Hunger Solutions, Brent was the Director of Operations for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana He managed food procurement, processing, and distribution for Gleaners, the largest food bank in Indiana. Brent was also responsible for managing all aspects of the 300,000 sqft warehouse. Prior to Gleaners, Brent was in the classroom education market working for National Geographic, Herff Jones, and the George F. Cram Co. Brent is the Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-West region.

Susana Pritchett- Hernandez

Regional Sales Manager - Southwest

Gary Jaskolski

Regional Sales Manager - Northwest

Gary Jaskolski is an accomplished sales professional with over 20 years’ experience in the CPG Industry. Working with Campbell Soup, Pillsbury, Newell Rubbermaid, IRIS USA, Douglas Quikut a division of Berkshire Hathaway, as well as ThermoServ. Gary has spent the past 15 years as the Western Regional Sales Manager with these companies, building businesses and relationships throughout the territory. We are pleased to announce that Gary has joined McLane Hunter Solutions Team as our Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest region.

Brianna Keglovitz

Regional Sales Manager - Southeast

Brianna Keglovitz has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition, and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama. She joined McLane Global and McLane Hunger Solutions in November 2017. Prior to joining MHS, Brianna was the Programs Coordinator at the Palm Beach County Food Bank in Florida. She managed the Palm Beach County Food Bank’s weekend backpack and nutrition education programs. Her past work experiences include the non-profit sector and government funded nutrition education programs. Brianna is currently responsible for the Southeast region covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Suzette Jordan

National Hunger Relief Coordinator

Suzette comes to McLane Hunger Solutions with over 20 years of sales experience.   She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from George Mason University, and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to help her hunger insecure neighbors.  Along with a passion to help others, Suzette is an expert researcher who brings standout communications skills. She is a published writer who can connect with others, sharing engaged conversations and building meaningful relationships.  Previously, Suzette developed client specific training programs on electronic monitoring software for law enforcement officers all over the world.  She has developed a state adopted curriculum for adolescent offenders and she has seen first-hand how hunger can lead individuals down the wrong path.  Suzette has significant experience in the Sales Process and brings her knowledge, experience and positive attitude to join the fight against hunger and accomplish the goals of the organization.

Suwannarat Chaihang

 
Accounting

Nam Nguyen

Controller

Nam earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Vietnam and Master of Science in Accounting from University of Houston-Clear Lake where she received scholarship for excellent academics. Nam joins McLane Global as the Controller and brings a wealth of experience from her previous work. Nam is bilingual in English and Vietnamese.

Binh Nguyen

Accounting Specialist

 
Logistics and Technology

Stacey Walker

Director of Logistics

Stacey Walker brings to McLane Global over thirteen years of logistics experience. Embarking upon her career after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M University, her early work, for container shipping lines, positioned her to learn the strategies of logistics from the ground up. Later she also thrived in a role supervising the handling of every available mode of transportation as a Logistic Manager for a large international energy company. Stacey earned a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Southern California. Her end to end mastery of supply chain management and solution strategies was birthed within this impressive formal education but also then honed by her success in diverse real-world experience. Stacey’s complete repertoire of skills ensures the continuation of McLane Global’s history of excellence in service and efficiency.

Mauricio Gallego

Director of Operations

Tim Frey

Supply Chain Manager - International

Tim joined our international team with an extensive exposure to logistics and supply chain management in US, Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia. CISCM certified and trilingual in English, Spanish and Hungarian, Tim comes equipped to handle the many challenges that come with international shipping. He is currently working on supporting the logistics and sales teams to streamline and optimize the supply chain flow from manufacturer to ultimate customer while simultaneously following our core values and finding the most cost-effective solutions possible.

Ankit Kumar

Data Analyst / Report Writer

Ankit possess 6+ years of diverse experience by working as Data Analyst and ETL/BI developer. During these years, Ankit worked across multiple business industries like Logistic, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, e-commerce, Trading and Banking. He completed his Master in Business Analytics from University of Texas, Dallas. He started his career as Business Intelligence developer and currently working as Data Analyst/Report writer for McLane Global. During his whole
career his major role has been to draw insight from data and present it before the business users.

Shaundrea Fortson

Logistics Coordinator

After completed her education at Southern University-Baton Rouge, Shaundrea Fortson started her career in logistics in 2005. Shaundrea has experience in managing both International and Domestic freight handling as well as in Supply Chain Management. Shaundrea has joined the McLane Global family as the Logistics Coordinator where she is responsible for the accuracy of the day to day shipping and receiving for McLane Global's many customers.

Lisbeth Loya

Project Manager

Lisbeth Loya started her career with McLane Global with Hometown Favorites. This eCommerce division of the company was a natural fit for one such as Lis and her prior experience working in industrial assembly of electronic equipment. Her remarkable success in managing the small parcel fulfillment and kit assembly for a diverse selection of gift items for Hometown Favorites led to an increase in responsibility and she now flourishes in her new role as Project Manager. Her responsibilities now include overseeing all small parcel fulfillment, maintaining inventory accuracy across all companies and managing all of the production line projects for McLane Global’s divisions including but not limited to: student backpack assembly for HRDN, food box assembly for GoodNews Food and all product labeling or repacking for the International Division that are necessary for translation or for customs clearance requirements.

Brittany Williams

Customer Support Specialist - 3PL

Brittany’s entire career has been centered in the Logistics field. In addition to working toward earning a bachelor’s degree in her spare time, Brittany is currently responsible for handling inbound and outbound orders for McLane Global’s 3PL customers and all of their nuanced and unique needs. Her prior experience involved shipping and receiving, booking flights and creating all of the required documentation for both international and domestic air freight. Her extensive experience and bubbly personality has quickly proved as a tremendous asset in her role as a Customer Support Specialist for the Logistics division of McLane Global.