Our Team

Our Team

Leadership

Chairman

Denton McLane

Denton McLane is the Chairman of McLane Global, a subsidiary of McLane Group and a premier international trading company that combines sales, marketing, distribution and logistics expertise to export American Brands to markets around the world. The McLane family name has been involved in food logistics and supply chain services for over 120 years. Through McLane Hunger Solutions, McLane Global works to provide food banks and hunger relief efforts throughout the United States with high-quality, nutritious foods at low costs.

Denton received a BBA degree in Economics from Baylor University in 1999, and Masters Degree in Economics from The University of Alabama in 2003.

In his role as Chairman, Denton has led McLane Global for over 15 years, designing the company’s strategies and implementing them through direction of the executive management team. Denton is also the Vice President of McLane Group, and is a member of the McLane family’s investment committee.

Previous to his work at McLane Global, Denton worked in other fields including real estate investments, professional sports (he served as Financial Projects Coordinator for the Nashville Predators, and he worked for the Houston Astros), the recording industry (EMI Christian music), and he worked for the international McLane family businesses in Europe.

Denton McLane is a Christian, and resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and children.

CEO & President

Todd Frease

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 held the position of CFO for McLane Global prior to being promoted to Senior Vice President managing McLane Global Logistics, the third party logistics division. Todd was then promoted to President for McLane Global with responsibilities over the International, Domestic and HRDN divisions as well as administrative functions. Excelling in his role, Todd was named CEO and President of McLane Global and now presides over all functions of the business.

Chief Financial Officer

Melanie Perez

Melanie Perez brings over 15 years of experience in Accounting and Finance to McLane Global. Born and raised in Germany, she is bilingual in English and German. Melanie holds the equivalent of an MBA and an Engineering Degree from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. She is also certified as a CPA in the state of Texas.

Vice President of Global Sourcing

John Pollock

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.

Vice President of International Sales

Prashant Iyer

Prashant Iyer brings over 15 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.

Vice President of US Sales

Patrick Kerim

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.

Vice President of Supply Chain

Nick Gibbons

Nick Gibbons is our Vice President of Supply Chain and brings to McLane Global over 20 years of experience in all facets of Supply Chain Operations, Transportation, and Retail Sales. He has held various leadership roles at Home Depot, H-E-B Grocer, GHRA, and Coca-Cola leading high-performing teams to overdelivering results and best-in-class customer service.

Director of Human Resources

Jackie Hendrick

Jackie Hendrick is the Director of Human Resources for McLane Global. Jackie received her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 2010, Jackie became certified by HRCI receiving her PHR. Jackie possesses over 20 years of HR leadership specializing in US employment law, training, and developing HR departments. Jackie joined McLane Global in 2020 partnering with the leadership team to build a strategic plan for human capital success throughout the organization.

Director of Procurement

Anpin Hsieh

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.

Director of McLane Hunger Solutions

Marissa Parisi

Marissa Parisi brings over twenty years of experience in hunger relief and health care to McLane Global. She formerly served as the executive director of RiseVT working to expand community-based prevention programs within Vermont’s state health care system. Before RiseVT, Marissa was the executive director of Hunger Free Vermont, a statewide hunger relief and policy organization. She is a nationally known expert on food security and federal nutrition policy. Marissa holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Hartwick College in Sociology, a Master’s of Science degree from Springfield College in Human Services, and a Certificate in Business Excellence from the Senior Leaders Program at Columbia Business School. In 2021, she received an additional credential from Columbia Business School in Advancing Racial Equity. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont with her husband Michael and their many rescue pets.

Senior Advisor, McLane Health Solutions

Dr. Taquina Davis

Dr. Taquina Davis comes to McLane Health Solutions with over ten years of experience demonstrating the ability to partner with multiple sectors effectively, including managing and assisting with advocacy, health and racial equity, community engagement, and health care delivery. She has the desire and experience to work for and with organizations that help strengthen and implement strategies designed to achieve health equity. Her experience includes program development, management, community health, population health, complementary and alternative health, chronic disease prevention, and wellness.

As a leader in the community health field, she works in and with communities to substantially impact and improve community health outcomes in her home state of South Carolina. In communities, she works to develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain comprehensive, evidence-based chronic disease prevention and wellness programs for community members who are underserved and uninsured. In addition, she has the opportunity to work closely with clinicians and community-based organizations to provide optimal care to patients and community members.

As the current chair for a local coalition, she oversees the development and design of plans, logic models and cultivates resources with new partners to support community health and health equity priorities.  She serves as an advisor on related projects and initiatives on various local community coalitions, boards, and advocacy committees. She assists with advancing state and local public health practice interventions to help achieve health equity.  As the Senior Advisor at McLane Health Solutions, she will work directly with our customers to design programs for their unique populations as well as offer technical assistance on evaluation and outreach.

Taquina has her MA in Health & Wellness with a concentration in alternative medicine and her PH.D. in Health Education and Promotions. She enjoys spending time with her family, Markcus (Husband), Israel (Son) and Junia (Daughter).

International Sales

General Manager, Greater China

Michael Lin

Michael Lin brings over 12 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 General Manager for Greater China and is involved in developing the Chinese and Hong Kong markets, as well as distributor partnerships and joint business ventures. He is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Wenzhou Chinese.

International Business Development Manager, China

Cindy Wang

Cindy brings more than 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing to McLane Global, as our International Business Development Manager in China. Throughout Cindy’s career, she has developed successful sales and marketing strategies for E-commerce, modern retail, distributor channel and trade marketing programs, working with large CPG brands including P&G top-selling products. Cindy has a Master’s degree from Xi’an University of Technology in China. With her expertise in building CPG brands and her in-depth understanding of the China market, Cindy is a valuable member of the McLane Global International Sales team. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

International Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia

Yujing Huang

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 Southeast 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.

Deputy General Manager

Mervin Rego

Mervin Rego brings over 20 years of business experience in sales, operations and business development in the UAE from food companies such as MARS, Pepsi & Glanbia. Mervin joins McLane Global as Deputy General Manager for the UAE and is involved in developing the UAE market, as well as expanding into the GCC. Mervin has an MBA in International Business from American City University. He is fluent in English and Hindi.

Sales Manager

Waseem Mohammed

Waseem is based out of Dubai and brings over 15 years of experience in Food and Beverage trading – the Middle East, in both Modern Trade and Foodservice. He graduated from Madras University, India, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. Waseem’s greatest strength is building strong relationships with internal and external partners, he has traveled extensively in Middle East, USA and Europe for Trade shows and handled a diverse customer base ranging from 5-star Hotels, Catering Companies, Hospitals to Ship Chandlers, Traders, and Retailers. Waseem is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Sales Manager, Middle East

Ahmed Choukab

Ahmed joined McLane Global in 2015 after graduating with honors from University of Houston Downtown as a Trader Assistant. He is fluent in several languages, including Arabic (multiple dialects), French, Spanish, and English. This linguistic ability has proven to be invaluable in the international environment within McLane Global. After walking the walk and fully mastering international business operations, he was promoted to International Business Manager for the Middle East & Africa. Since then, Ahmed has been working tirelessly to build strong relationships with customers in those regions.

International Brand Sourcing Manager

Suwannarat Chaihang

Suwannarat started her career here at McLane as an Associate Buyer in our Procurement department, and now serves as our International Brand Sourcing Manager. Her experience spans domestic food sourcing and purchasing for food bank, program builds, and program quotes, as well as inventory management, purchasing for regular turn business, one-time buys and project specific buys. Suwannarat is now a member of our International Sales Team sourcing, purchasing and managing the manufacturing of new brands and products for emerging export markets. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Science from Naresuan University, Thailand, and a Master’s Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology from the University of Houston Main Campus. She is fluent in English and Thai.

Food Service Sale Manager - China

David Cui

David Cui has more than 10 years of working experience in the catering industry of China. He has worked for Hormel Food, Delion Food and Angliss Corp. with a position of catering channel sales manager. He has good selling skills, industry insight and passion for the food industry. He graduated from the Guangdong University of Science and Technology. After graduated, he went to the Bo Shang Business School for 1 year to further strengthen his marketing and management skills. David is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

 

International Sales Account Executive

Daniela Gomez

From Venezuela, Daniela is fluent in both English and Spanish. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Lindenwood University, St. Charles MO, and is working towards her Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Houston, Downtown. At McLane Global, her main areas of focus are handling inquiries and order processing for customers and vendors located across the globe, coordinating ocean freight bookings, international documentation, and supervising container loading for weekly outbound.

Food Service Manager - UAE

Thahseen Razik

Thahseen Razik brings in over 10 years of market experience in sales, operations, and business development gained from various companies like IFFCO, Nestle Nespresso, and Kimbo. Thahseen joins McLane Global as Food Service Manager for the UAE market, where he is building the foodservice portfolio, identifying the potential customers, and enhancing the company’s overall business. Thahseen holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing. He is Fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam.

International Sales Supervisor

Binh Phi

Binh Phi was born in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and moved to Houston in 2013. He brings to McLane Global years of customer service experience and supports the International team with processing sales and purchase orders, stickering and coordinating with the warehouse and logistics departments. Binh is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

International Operations Coordinator

Mohamed Rochdi

Mohamed Rochdi Kouar was born and raised in Algiers, Algeria. He moved to Houston in 2013 after completing a bachelor’s degree in International Trade from “école des Hautes Etudes de commerce “and an internship at Orkila Algérie – a distributor for raw materials and chemicals. At McLane Global, Mohamed creates SOs, POs, multi-lingual stickers, files claims, and coordinates with domestic and international customers and vendors, and internally with warehouse and logistics departments. Mohamed is a certified French-English interpreter and proficient in English, French and Arabic. Apart from Import/Export, languages and culture, he is a big sports fan and loves Soccer.

International Sales Assistant

Binh Nguyen

Binh is an International Sales Assistant providing broad assistance and key sales support to the International Sales division of McLane Global.

U.S. Sales & Manufacturing

National Sales Manager, Foodservice

Dustin Aglietti

Dustin joins McLane Global as the National Sales Manager for our Foodservice division, helping identify solutions that bring the most value to our customers. Raised in Westchester County, NY, he holds a Bachelor’s degree from Marist College, Poughkeepsie. Dustin brings 10+ years’ experience in the food industry working for major national importers, with a strong background in Mediterranean foods, industrial-sized canned goods and sourcing unique products from around the globe. With the addition of Dustin to the McLane Global sales team, we are able to offer value and growth opportunities through foodservice products for National Chains and Distributors.

Operations Manager - McLane Global Manufacturing

Casey Stermer

Casey joins the McLane Global team as Operations Manager for McLane Global Manufacturing. Casey brings several years of leadership experience in the food production industry. Combining his experiences from the US Army and prior food production knowledge, Casey will create an engaged, customer-focused culture at McLane Global Manufacturing. Casey is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and lives in North Dakota presently. He is currently attending the University of Jamestown pursuing a degree in Industrial Management. He also holds certificates in HACCP, SQF, PCQI and Internal Auditor training. Casey’s goal is to make the highest quality, safest food for our customers at the BEST price!

Sales Support Manager

Phung Can

Phung Can joined McLane Global with more than 10 years of experience in the foodservice industry. She has worked with Sysco and PFG pioneering innovative foodservice products. She has considerable knowledge supporting sales, marketing and operations to improvement overall business performance. She works closely with the McLane sales team to maximize operational efficiency and continues to improve system processes.

Phung grew up in Lubbock, Texas and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Merchandising from Texas Tech University. She volunteers and serves on the Board of a local animal rescue organization.

Quality Assurance Manager

Sri Godavarthy

Sri is a proven Quality and Food Safety leader with more than a decade of experience in driving foodservice operations. She has experience across multiple industries specializing in managing quality control and food safety in compliance with local and federal regulatory authorities and manufacturing processes. She is a highly skilled auditor for internal and external audits with certifications and skills in HACCP, SQF, BRC, PCQI, FSVP, GMP, ISO, NSF, QMS, and SAP. Sri is responsible for the development and execution of comprehensive programs involving supply chain food safety, product integrity, and quality assurance domestically and internationally in McLane Global. She holds an MBA in Business Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a second Master’s in Computer Science from India.

QA Supervisor

Dhana Bellamkonda

Category Manager

Dejan Snajder

Dejan joined our procurement team as a Senior Buyer with over 13 years of experience in the Specialty Food Industry. His experience spans logistics, distribution, sales and procurement of Consumer Packaged Goods from Central Europe. He has sourced products for major national retail chains and gourmet shops. Originally born in Sisak, Croatia. He has lived in Texas for 17 years. He is passionate about food, cooking, fishing and traveling.
Buyer - Manufacturing

German Turcios

German joined McLane Global as our Data Integrity Associate and has since moved on to join our Procurement Team as Buyer. Originally born in Chicago, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Houston, Main Campus. As a Data Integrity Associate, German’s experience includes Microsoft Dynamics documentation continuity, ensuring the accuracy of all product specifications and inventory. He now supports our Hunger Solutions team as a Buyer, overseeing domestic food sourcing and purchasing for food banks, program builds, customer program pricing, inventory management, and project-specific buys.

Sales Associate

Kathy Soliz

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.

Procurement Assistant

Moulaye Simpara

Moulaye Simpara was born and raised in Mali (west-Africa) and moved to Houston in 2013.  Moulaye graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2019 and previously worked with Insite360suite as a Logistics coordinator. His responsibilities consisted of supplying the United States military bases with oil and gas. Over the span of his career, he has picked up over 7 years of experience in hospitality and customer service. Also, he speaks and writes French fluently.

Procurement Assistant

Julissa Umanzor

Julissa joined McLane Global in 2020 with the main focus of supporting 3PL, IT, international sales, and the Meals-To-You program. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her dog, Astro. Her previous experiences come from working at Prosperity bank as a teller. She’s a great addition to the team as she brings tons of energy to the office.

McLane Hunger Solutions

Regional Sales Manager, TOLA

Allan Allen

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.

Regional Sales Manager, Southeast

Brianna (Keglovitz) Pinkston

Brianna (Keglovitz) Pinkston 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, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Regional Sales Manager, Southwest

MacKenzie Wilkinson

MacKenzie Wilkinson, has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Syracuse University, paired with a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University. Since the first time she volunteered at a food bank, she knew she had found her passion, wanting to help those in need and assist food banks to become more efficient. Prior to joining McLane Hunger Solutions, MacKenzie was the Food Resourcing and Purchasing Developer at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix, Arizona, where she oversaw the procurement of both donated and purchased food for one the largest food banks in the Feeding America network. MacKenzie brings to McLane Hunger Solutions her knowledge of the nonprofit sector, understanding of the challenges food banks face, and desire to help hunger relief organization become more efficient. MacKenzie is responsible for the Southwest Region: Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah.

Regional Sales Manager, Midwest

Mallory Weber-Eldred

Mallory Weber-Eldred joined McLane Hunger Solutions in November 2020 from Feeding America West Michigan. She was the Food Acquisition Manager and led the sourcing and purchasing team. Before working with Feeding America West Michigan, she worked for the Farm Journal Foundation. She was the Senior Project Manager and managed their mobile hunger awareness program. Too, she organized and attended meetings on Capitol Hill with their Farm Team members. With her, she brings an understanding of the unique challenges food banks face, especially while operating during a global pandemic. She also brings an extensive background in the non-profit sector and a passion for fighting food insecurity. Mallory supports the Midwest Region covering Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Regional Sales Manager, Northeast

Elise Miller

Elise Miller joined McLane Hunger Solutions in January 2021 from Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she served as the Director of Logistics for six years.  In that role, her responsibilities included purchasing and sourcing products, obtaining donated products, trucking and logistics, and overseeing distribution, as well as building and maintaining relationships with partner agencies.

She brings to McLane a passion for fighting food insecurity, an understanding of food banks and the challenges they face, and a desire to work together to end hunger.

Box Build Coordinator

Zachary Henry

Sales Assistant

Heather Braud

Heather joined McLane Global in 2020 with experience in the domestic and international oil field industry. At McLane Global, she provides key support for the domestic sales team by processing requisitions from one of the largest consumer food manufacturers in the US. She assists the Domestic and MHS sales teams with data entry and invoicing. She is also responsible for managing Food Box Programs, including Meals to You and Pack Health.

She was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana and moved to Houston in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from Nicholls State University in Louisiana.

She is always eager to learn, positive, and willing to help those in need. Fall is her favorite season with its lower temperatures and vibrant colors of red and golden leaves. She loves drinking pumpkin coffee and cheering on her LSU fighting Tigers! Geaux Tigers!

Logistics & Transportation

Customer Service Manager

Kimberly Long

Kimberly Long joined McLane in 2018.  Prior to joining us, Kimberly held various roles in International Logistics for key freight forwarders in Houston area and brings years of customer service experience to the McLane Global Logistics team.

Freight Forwarding Manager

Faisal Rana

Faisal joined McLane Global in July 2019, bringing with him 15 years of logistics industry experience. Prior to joining McLane Global, Faisal worked for container lines in various roles, for the Freight Forwarding industry facilitating Domestic and International Air, Ocean, and Projects shipments. Faisal has a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Houston (Downtown) and is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu.

Distribution Manager

Richard Matto

Richard is Peruvian born, and studied High Voltage Electricity at the Technology School in 1989, accounting studies at UNSAAC University in 1991, and became a Police Officer in 1992 (trained in anti-terrorism and narco terrorism). Working in warehouses for over 18 years, Richard has spent 6 of those years of those dedicated to McLane Global, becoming the Distribution Manager in 2017. Richard is a Martial Arts practitioner and is currently training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Project Manager, Operations

Lisabeth Loya

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. As Project Manager, Lis oversees all small parcel fulfillment, kit assembly, maintaining inventory accuracy across all companies and managing all production line projects for McLane Global’s divisions including, but not limited to, student backpack assembly for MHS and all product labeling or repacking for the International Division that are necessary for translation or for customs clearance requirements.

Project Manager

Suyen Leon

Project Manager - California

Terri Palu

Terri was born and raised on a small island in America Samoa. Terri moved from the Pacific Ocean islands to California in 1998 after attending American Samoa Community College where she received an AA in Liberal Arts. She continued her education by attending a medical school in California and graduated as a Hemodialysis Technician. Shortly after, she pursued a career in the medical field for over 15 years as a Certified Medication Technician, Supervisor in Nursing Homes, Coordinator in a Specialty Pharmacy, and an employee for American Airlines. Terri then joined our team as an Import/Export Coordinator for the International division at our Riverside, CA location in 2020. She is now a Project Manager in our Production Department.

Distribution Center Manager - California

Tawnya Jones

Distribution Center Manager - Utah

Chanae Higgs

Chanae joined McLane Global in July 2020 with over 12 years of experience in fulfillment, production, and operations. She attended Southern Utah University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Then in March 2020, she obtained a CLTD Certification with APICS. When she’s not overseeing operations, you can find her outdoors due to her strong passion for hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing.

Business Development and Customer Service Manager

Ryan Evans

Ryan joined McLane Global in 2018 bringing in over 4 years of logistics experience.  His history in 3PL brings expertise in negotiations and customer relations.  Ryan has a Bachelors Degree in Personal Financial Planning, a minor in Business, and is a former football player at the University of Missouri.

Warehouse Supervisor - California

Ramsey Tofaeno

VAS & Project Supervisor - California

Luis Villalobos

National Logistics Account Executive

Michael Olivas

Michael brings 20 years of business to business sales and operational experience in the long-haul and short-haul transportation industry. Before beginning his career, he attended the University of Texas in El Paso. His primary goal at McLane Global is to generate new business, build on existing relationships and continue the growth of the logistics department.

Project Manager - Utah

David Kaykeo

David comes to McLane Global with over 13 years in fulfillment production and operations from Backcountry.com. David currently oversees any and all warehouse projects at our Salt Lake City, UT warehouse and distribution center. When he is not tackling projects at the Utah location, he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors. David frequently goes hiking, camping, fishing, and even paddleboarding.

Inventory Manager - Utah

Justin Kemple

Warehouse Lead - Utah

Steven Bement

Import Coordinator

Antonia Thomas

Logistics Coordinator

Diana Gutierrez

Diana Gutierrez comes to McLane Global with over 5 years of Logistics experience with a background in transportation of fresh and frozen produce, dry freight, and importing steel structures from Mexico when she worked as a logistics coordinator for a steel manufacturing company. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Texas RGV and spent 13 years of her career as a Social Worker in the deep South Texas border before relocating to Houston 3 years ago.

Ocean Coordinator

Sohail Usmani

3PL Customer Service Associate

Elizabeth McGuire

Elizabeth brings to McLane 20 years in warehouse and manufacturing experience. Her area of expertise is with retail customers providing inventory and quality control from production to finished goods.

Customer Service Associate

Vince Abella

Vince joins McLane Global as a Customer Service Associate in our Logistics division. Vince’s experience with air and ocean imports and exports, and customs brokerage, and his top-level order management and communications skills bring the best level of service to all McLane Global Logistics customers.

Customer Service Representative

Kimberly Traywick

Customer Service Representative

Glenda Sanchez

Glenda Sanchez started her career with McLane Global in 2021 as a Customer Service Representative. With her, she brought over 7 years of customer service experience and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Glenda joins our family with several years of industry experience having worked in Warehousing and Distribution. Born and raised in Houston, TX, she’s right at home joining our corporate office.

Operator, Utah

Charles Bitsue

Warehouse Clerk

Matt Barth

Warehouse Clerk

Maya Vega

Warehouse Clerk - California

Elsa Figueroa

Logistics Coordinator

Umayra Miller

Umayra enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2008 and was stationed in Virginia Beach, VA for 12 years and relocated back to Houston, TX as a reservist. In May 2018, she graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Networks and Cyber-security with a minor in Business Administration.

Marketing & Technology

IT Development Manager

Matthew Beck

Matthew Beck brings over a decade of software development experience to McLane Global. Starting out as an Electrical Engineering graduate from UCF, he has brought software solutions into existence for healthcare and governmental organizations including the Veterans’ Affairs. In his first few months at McLane Global, Matthew has developed a system to track parcels from order to delivery – including operations, planning and scanning, labeling, shipping, and reporting. Matthew focuses on the human aspect of computing – he has a unique ability to transfer knowledge and understanding ever since his years as a Supplemental Instructor for C programming and computer science at UCF.  Matthew leads a local software enthusiasts meetup, and when he is not writing software, he is reading about it, talking about it, or taking care of his new baby boy, Theodore.

Marketing Manager

John Reece

John Reece comes to McLane Global with over 10 years of experience in product positioning, brand management, marketing communications, and strategic marketing. John holds a BA in Spanish from the University of St. Thomas as well as an MBA in Marketing from the University of Houston. At McLane Global, some of John’s responsibilities include assisting in the development and execution of brand direction, marketing strategies, trade show booth and materials, corporate events, new product launches, packaging design, project management, and advertising campaigns. When John isn’t busy marketing, he enjoys spending time with his family, teaching jujitsu, and camping in the great outdoors.

Senior Graphic Designer

Angie Fernandez

Angie Fernandez joined McLane Global with vast experience as a designer, Art Director and Creative Director. Working for international advertising agencies like JWT and Hill & Knowlton, in-house Beauty at Sunday Rile, Fashion retail at Charming Charlie and previously owning 2 companies in Barcelona, Angie has a wide array of skills and abilities.

She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and attended Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA, and received a master’s degree in Marketing and Psychology from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain.

Angie is very excited to be part of the Marketing Department at McLane Global and to have the ability to design from concept to completion for all our packaging, promotional campaigns, marketing assets, videos, booth design and more.

Marketing Associate

Taylor Patin

Taylor joins McLane Global with experience in an array of different industries such as Corporate Retail, E-Commerce, Higher Education, and Human Capital Management Technology. Before launching her endeavors into the professional world, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Texas State University. Her main areas of focus at McLane Global include conducting email campaigns, managing social media, overseeing SEO, handling website updates, supporting the McLane Hunger Solutions division, and aiding the marketing team with any other major projects. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and hiking with her two dogs.

Accounting & Human Resources

Senior Accountant

Danielle Hsu

As a seasoned professional possessing over two decades of deep accounting experience, Danielle has proven herself to be instrumental in both process, efficiency, and compliance. She holds degrees in both Finance and Accounting from Sam Houston State University. Her professionalism and attention to the finest of details during the month end close cycle and reconciliations have propelled her into the well-rounded individual she is today. As she continues to be a key resource to the community, with her leadership and guidance, Danielle aspires to be fundamental to the success of McLane Global.

Accounting Specialist

Suraya Abd Kadir

Sue works at McLane Global as an Accounting Specialist supporting the Accounting Team, mostly taking care of the Accounts Receivable section. She was a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Singapore (ICPAS) when she was completing the Accounting professional exams. Sue has several years of experience in the accounting field for various industries – Oil & Gas, Trading, Non-profit Organization, and Hospitality. She speaks fluent English and Malay/Bahasa.

Accounting Specialist

Soraya Elnagar

Accounting Specialist

JC Arrieta

HR Generalist

Kendyll Bates

Kendyll Bates serves as the HR Generalist with a focus on Recruiting and Benefits Administration at McLane Global and brings seven years of experience in a variety of HR functional areas. Kendyll grew up in Arizona and relocated to Texas in 2006.  She is attending the University of Houston, Downtown, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.