Todd’s more than 20 years’ 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.
John Pollock is our Vice President of Global Sourcing. He is a 25 year veteran in the food industry with over 10 years of international direct procurement experience. He began his food career in 1995 with Darden Restaurants as a seafood buyer and then accepted a role to manage the seafood category at Sysco Corporation in 2000. He held various roles at Sysco in sourcing and category management, including the creation of Sysco’s global procurement teams based in Hong Kong and Ireland. He has a BS degree in Finance from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Denver. Born and raised in Venezuela, he is fluent in Spanish. John’s background and experience provide McLane Global the ability to discover and develop strong international supplier relationships improving our product options and costs for our customers.
Jordan Laccetti is the Vice President of Sales for McLane Global. Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree in Business, as well as a Master of Business Administration, from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. As a seasoned sales professional with extensive experience in both sales and management, Jordan’s responsibility as VP of Sales is to set the direction for McLane’s Domestic Sales Teams, including U.S. Sales and Manufacturing, McLane Hunger Solutions, and McLane Health Solutions, and work to effectively and efficiently achieve McLane’s business objectives.
John O’Dell is our Vice President of Supply Chain and brings to McLane Global over 25 years of extensive experience in all facets of Operations, Transportation, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. He has held various leadership roles at UPS, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola leading teams across the United States achieving growth and high caliber performance dedicated to superior customer service and reliability. He is a veteran of the United States Military holding two technical diplomas in Logistic and Supply Chain Management along with a degree in Sociology to help us build the future and direction for Operations, Transportation, and Support functions inside McLane Global.
Dr. James J. Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPA
Dr. James J. Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPA, is Senior Advisor of McLane Health Solutions, a division of McLane Global. He focuses on the intersection of food, healthcare, and logistics. Dr. Gillespie is committed to the principle that healthy, nutritious food is the foundation for health and wellness, so he is energized to help lead McLane’s innovative initiative to provide high quality, affordable food to consumers, patients, families, and communities when and where they need it. Dr. Gillespie is also a Senior Advisor & Strategy Consultant at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a Research Affiliate at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Gillespie’s volunteer civic/professional roles include Co-Founder & Board Member of the Black Healthcare & Medical Association, Advisory Board Member at Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Co-Founder & Vice President of Action For India, and Advisory Board Member at America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago. In his scholarship and writing, Dr. Gillespie focuses on the advanced application of analytics, data, and technology to address business challenges and opportunities, particularly in the biopharmaceutical, healthcare, and medical sectors. Dr. Gillespie’s education includes Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, M.A., Ph.D.; Harvard University School of Law, J.D.; Princeton University School of Public Policy, M.P.A.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.; Carnegie Mellon University Heinz School; and Rand Graduate School. He is fortunate and honored to have served his country in the United States Army Reserves.
Patrick Kerim brings McLane Global 25 years of experience developing and managing food and non-food programs for retailers and national brand owners in the USA and overseas. He is an expert at business development, global sourcing, private label, and contract manufacturing. He has worked in both the import/export and manufacturing areas, with his most recent position at a €600 million per year multi-category food manufacturer with 17 factories around the world.
His main focus at McLane Global is the U.S. Sales and Manufacturing division, where he is responsible for developing sales to retailers and co-manufacturing partnerships with national brand owners. In addition, he provides guidance, leads, sources, and knowledge to other team members in the international, hunger relief, food service, procurement, and logistics divisions of the company. Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of California, Davis and speaks English, Spanish, French, and conversational Arabic.
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.
Melissa Hunter brings more than 13 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 product innovation, marketing strategy and brand development for all McLane Global divisions including International Sales and Marketing, Lady Liberty, Domestic Sales and Marketing, MC Trader, McLane Global Logistics, and McLane Hunger Solutions.
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Mauricio joined McLane in July 2017, bringing nearly 16 years’ experience to the McLane Global team. He has handled operations for industry players from Sun City Produce, the largest exporter of produce to the Caribbean, to full Operations Management for all divisions in export, import, cruise ship lines and customers including 99 Cents, Fresh Market, Whole Foods and more. Mauricio has completed the HACCP Manager training program through The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and has helped various organizations obtain their food safety certification at a superior level. His years of experience and commitment to results are at the center of Operations here at McLane Global.
Anpin Hsieh is our Director of Procurement and brings to McLane Global over 19 years of experience in food procurement. 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. Her experience is quite extensive, from retail (ShopRite/Wakefern), 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.
Mario leads operations of McLane Global’s California warehouse. He brings 13 years of Operations experience in food import and export, and heavy machinery. He has worked on distributing food to corporate accounts like Caeser’s Casinos, Chick-Fil-A, Red Lobster, Logan’s Roadhouse, Applebee’s, Denny’s, Black Bear Diner, local restaurants and retail locations in California, Nevada and Oregon and exporting to countries like Europe, Asia, South America, Pacific Islands and Australia. Mario has led food safety for 4 years securing A+ score under the BRC Criteria. His key skills include systems implementations used to drive the operational cost down and improve the customer service (3 ERP systems, and 2 WMS systems)
Mario plays an important role in expanding McLane Global’s operations to the West Coast by providing our existing and potential customers added options for storage and distribution of their products.