Our Executive Team’s dedication to quality and service form the foundation of PECO's continued success.
Joseph Dagnese was named CEO of PECO Pallet in June 2016, having previously served as President at Con-way Freight and Executive Vice-President of parent company Con-way Inc. Joe was responsible for Con-way Freight’s overall operating and financial performance, strategic planning, and business plan development. He also set the direction of the company’s continuous improvement processes and played a direct role in its change management, employee engagement, and leadership development activities. As a 32-year veteran of the global logistics and transportation industry, Joe brings tremendous experience, insight, and leadership to the PECO Pallet team.
Tom brings over 20 years of financial experience to his role as CFO of PECO Pallet. He previously managed over $50 billion in assets at General Electric as Global Controller of the Commercial Equipment Financing Division. Tom has also held operating and finance roles at GE Appliances, Power Systems, and GE Capital. His experience includes SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley implementation, corporate audits, information systems, and lean Six-Sigma project management. His sound financial leadership will help guide PECO Pallet’s continued growth in the years to come.
Adrian has a strong background in operations, sales, and technology. Before joining PECO, Adrian worked as Director of Global Supply Chain Operations for the Safeskin Medical Products division at Kimberly-Clark and later served as Vice President of Sales at DSC Logistics. With his unique combination of experience in sales, operations, and supply chain solutions, Adrian is a vital contributor to PECO Pallet’s recent success and increased sales. He also works closely with the rest of the executive team to implement the company’s strategic plans for growth.
Jeff leads a team of highly motivated Field Customer Service Managers with extensive supply chain experience. His career spans over 25 years and includes leadership roles within manufacturing, distribution, transportation, inventory management, customer service, and supply chain systems implementation within the automotive, industrial, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods sectors. Prior to joining PECO, Jeff was Director of Distribution Network Planning for ConAgra Foods. Within this role he managed several large-scale supply chain initiatives, including the design and implementation of a $400 million integrated distribution network, utilizing state-of-the-art systems and processes. Jeff also managed ConAgra Foods’ pallet rental program, so even before joining PECO, he already knew quite a bit about pallets from the customer’s point of view. That perspective helps Jeff and his team provide PECO Pallet’s customers with the most outstanding, responsive service in the industry.
Mike has extensive experience in supply chain leadership and transformation, with a wide range of skills including change management, corporate strategy, lean processes, and network optimization. At PECO Pallet, he drives continuous improvement in network design, planning, inventory management, and transportation execution to reduce total delivered cost while ensuring that customer satisfaction levels are met. Prior to joining PECO, Mike served as Vice President of Logistics Operations at Lineage Logistics and Vice President at XPO Logistics (formerly Menlo Logistics).
As leader of the PECO Pallet Operations team, Eric brings extensive experience in strategy, execution, and lean management. He holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, a M.S. in National Resource Strategy, and both a M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. Prior to joining PECO, Eric was Vice President of Operational Excellence for the Brinks Company and also held leadership roles at XPO Logistics.
Roberto has an MBA from Yale University and over 15 years of experience working for Procter & Gamble, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Diageo across North America, Europe, and Latin America. Before joining PECO, he served as Senior Finance Director of Manufacturing & Distillation for Diageo North America, driving significant enhancing of long-term profit margins. At PECO Pallet, Roberto is responsible for improving operational performance and developing new businesses.
Ed leads PECO’s Field Operations Team, which works directly with depots to meet or exceed customer pallet expectations. With a career spanning 25 years, Ed has held leadership roles in manufacturing and distribution operations organizations in companies such as Ford Motor Company and Case New Holland. Ed’s focus at PECO is optimizing Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost and Employee Engagement within the Operations team. He holds an MBA in Operations Management from Indiana University and is a Six Sigma Greenbelt and Lean Learning Academy Graduate.
Denneen Ford holds a B.S. in Business Management from Indiana University and has more than 25 years of professional Human Resources experience spanning logistics, transportation, and consultative industries. She has a proven track record of driving transformational change and talent development as well as core HR processes, policies, and systems. She previously served as Managing Director for De Novo Perspectives (an executive management professional services firm) and also held notable positions with United Vision Logistics and NAL Worldwide.
Ken has been designing inventory control and financial management systems for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PECO, Ken implemented systems in Microsoft Dynamics, JD Edwards and Mas 90 for the manufacturing, food and beverage, and cosmetics industries. Ken and his team are responsible for RED<>LINK™, PECO’s asset-tracking software, as well as managing the communication platforms necessary to support our international team. He is especially proud of the 99.9% uptime achieved across all systems.
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