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IFCO Systems names new president for North America

IFCO- Candace Herndon Final

Tampa, FL (USA) – IFCO SYSTEMS, BB #:173039 the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, today announced Candice Herndon has been named President of IFCO North America.

“I am pleased to welcome Candice to the IFCO team,” said Michael Pooley, CEO of IFCO SYSTEMS. “Her strong leadership skills and proven track record in strategic planning, customer collaboration and innovation, and operational excellence make her the ideal person to lead our North American business. I would also like to thank Dan Martin for his great leadership and service over the last three years at IFCO. Dan has done an excellent job in improving the performance of the IFCO North America business and helping the business secure significant contracts.

Candice most recently served as Vice President, First Mile Solutions (FMS) and Key European Accounts, at CHEP. In that role she was responsible for the growth of Brambles’ plastic pallet and containers division in Europe. She helped develop new products and supply chain solutions that eliminate waste, risk and cost in supply chains.

“I am thrilled to join IFCO,” said Mrs. Herndon. “The company’s vision of an efficient, sustainable fresh food supply chain is imperative now, more than ever. I look forward to working with IFCO leadership, the North American team, our customers and the entire fresh food supply chain to advance that mission.”

Mrs. Herndon joined CHEP in 2006, serving in several key leadership roles, where she was responsible for strategic planning, brand strategy, customer value creation, supply chain solutions through collaborative engagement with retailers, and sustainability & regulatory affairs.

Prior to joining CHEP, she worked for Accenture, where she performed strategy & management consulting services across multiple industry sectors and Fortune 500 companies.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a focus in Operations Management from the University of Georgia and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Emory University. She also participated in Executive Education Leadership Development Programs at the Centre Europeen d’Education Permanente (CEDEP) in France.

Mrs. Herndon reports to IFCO CEO, Michael Pooley, and assumes her duties immediately. She assumes the role previously held by Dan Martin, who will remain with the company in an advisory capacity until May 15, 2021.

For more information, please contact:
Daniela Carbone
IFCO VP – Global Marketing

About IFCO

IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, serving customers in 50+ countries. IFCO operates a pool of over 314 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used for over 1.7 billion shipments of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, bread, and other items from suppliers to grocery retailers every year. IFCO RPCs ensure a better fresh food supply chain by protecting freshness and quality and lowering costs, food waste and environmental impact compared to single-use packaging. More: