MEET OUR TEAM

ColdPoint boasts more than 150 years of collective experience in cold storage warehousing.  Building long-lasting relationships with our partners is key to mutual success and sustainable growth. Through our culture, focus on continuous improvement, and with the help of cutting-edge technology, ColdPoint will set the standard for partnership growth and performance.

Dane Bear
VP of Business Development
Paul Alberty
General Manager
Adam Nordblad
Assistant General Manager

Dane has over 38 years of experience in the cold storage business.  Prior to ColdPoint, Dane served for 29 years with URS Logistics, which merged with AmeriCold in 2000.  While at URS and AmeriCold, he served as the Senior Vice President of Protein Warehouses.  His responsibilities included 36 warehouses in 20 states.  Dane oversaw 200 export loads per week and had direct managerial responsibilities for over 3.5 billion pounds of protein products per year. In his current role, Dane leads ColdPoint’s sales team.

Paul has been in the cold storage business for more than 20 years. Paul started his career with Americold in Carthage, MO and has worked for Lineage/Millard. He started as a hourly warehouse employee and worked his way up.  Prior to coming onboard with ColdPoint Logistics, Paul was the Assistant General Manager at Lineage Logistics in Edwardsville, KS. 

Adam has been in the warehousing and logistics business for about 12 years and nine of those years are in cold storage with Lineage Logistics. Most recently, Adam has been the General Manager at Smart Warehousing in Edgerton, KS.  Adam has a great deal of experience in leading a large staff in a production and process driven environment. Adam also has several years of experience in starting up new facilities.

Josh Peterson
Chief Engineer
Daudi Eck
Quality and Safety Manager
Phil Ehret
IT Manager

Josh has 15 years of experience in maintaining and repairing mechanical refrigeration systems.  With his previous employer, Josh led a 16 person refrigeration and building maintenance department responsible for a 600,000 square foot facility. Josh graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelors of Science in Technology Management.  Josh is a certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator and holds a 24 hour HAZWOPR certification.  Josh is also well versed in computerized maintenance management systems. 

Daudi has more than 15 years of experience in the development, implementation, and maintenance of safety, quality, and safe quality foods (SQF) management systems in several different industries.  Daudi has managed networks ranging in size and scope in his previous roles with industry leading printing and converting manufacturers.  Daudi is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, holds several quality management certifications, and earned his MBA from Liberty University in 2019.

Phil joined ColdPoint in June 2016.  Phil has several years of logistics experience and over 15 years IT experience.  Phil has managed IT networks ranging in size and scope from small user groups to remote wide area networks with more than 250 users. He started his IT career in the United States Marine Corps and currently holds several IT certifications including the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).  Phil also earned a MBA with an emphasis in Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin in 2013.

Vinny Murthy
Human Resources Manager
Paul Wallace
Operations Manager

Vinny has over 18 years of Human Resources and Operational Management experience. He provided support to global and domestic teams at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. Vinny brings a passion for Human Resources efficiency and effectiveness and has earned a MBA in Human Resources Management and Change Management from the University of Missouri.

Paul has 13 years of leadership experience, seven of which have been in the logistics and warehousing industry. Paul spent 11 years with Wal-Mart before transitioning to warehousing, where he spent time as a Fulfillment Manager, Operations Superintendent and finally a Warehouse Manager for Smart Warehousing prior to starting with ColdPoint as the Operations Manager in 2017.

Josh Drake
Operations Manager

Josh has been in the cold storage and distribution industry for 18 years. He has served in various roles for Wal-Mart, Church & Dwight, and Lanter Distributing. He began his food distribution career with Wal-Mart picking up boxes as a freezer order-filler. Josh successfully moved up in the cold storage industry with various companies to Operations Manager. He helped manage a large, underground, multi-temp startup for the USDA’s School Lunch Commodity Distribution Program and has served as a Corporate Quality Manager for 8 distribution facilities under one network. Josh has a passion for developing his team and enjoys establishing processes to achieve operational excellence. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and in his free time enjoys ice cold drinks on hot summer days.

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