Seasoned logistics veteran joins operator of world's first all-plastic pallet rental service with embedded RFID tags
ORLANDO, Fla. – April 6, 2009 – Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company LLC), operator of the world’s first all-plastic pallet rental service with embedded RFID (radio frequency identification) tags, announced today that Rick San Martin has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Operations & Logistics. San Martin will be responsible for all aspects of operations, including developing and implementing initiatives to improve operating performance and service levels, quality control, depot management, transportation cost and inventory control.
San Martin is a proven operations & manufacturing professional with over 25 years of experience. He has a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a track record of initiating and leading change, implementing cost reduction programs, increasing capacities and driving profitability. He also has extensive experience leading multi-plant operations in the US and abroad. For the last 11 years, San Martin held key roles at Cott Beverages that included Senior Vice President Operations, Vice President Manufacturing, and Interim President - Mexico Division. His experience also includes 17 years at Anheuser Busch in manufacturing and supply chain management.
“Rick’s exceptional operations and logistics credentials speak for themselves, and we are delighted to welcome him to iGPS,” said Bob Moore, CEO of iGPS. “He will be a highly valuable resource for us and our customers, helping to ensure maximum efficiency and superior customer service as our network continues its rapid growth.”
“iGPS is clearly in the forefront of fundamental change in America’s supply chain and I am excited to be a part of it,” said San Martin. “My efforts will be focused on ensuring that iGPS continues to set the standard for efficiency and customer service in the pallet rental industry.”
iGPS is the world's first company to provide manufacturers and retailers with an all-plastic pallet pool with embedded RFID-tags. iGPS’ state-of-the-art pallets are 30 percent lighter than wood, which saves on transport costs, are easier to handle and eliminate protruding nails and splinters that cause workplace injuries and damaged equipment. In addition, embedded RFID tags enable shippers and receivers to track and trace shipments in real time. Launched in March 2006, the company is led by pallet and supply chain veterans with decades of experience. iGPS (www.igps.net) is headquartered in Orlando, FL.
Pegasus Capital Advisors, a private equity fund manager with offices in New York and Cos Cob, CT, retains a majority interest in iGPS. Founded in 1995, Pegasus provides capital to middle market companies across a wide range of industries, with particular focus on businesses that make a meaningful contribution to society by positively affecting the environment, contributing to sustainability and enabling healthy living. www.pcalp.com.
iGPS Announces Appointment of Rick San Martin as Senior Vice President of Operations and Logistics