Meet our Leaders

John Berry

JB Berry, CEO & President

JB is a leader who lives by the motto “Mission First – People Always”.  This has always translated into a passion for customer success and a laser focus on a winning company culture.

Prior to his current role, JB successfully served in many high impact roles.  His previous two roles were Chief Operations Officer and SVP Strategy for Optimas Solutions, and Chief Commercial Officer and SVP Sales for HD Supply.  He has built expertise in value added distribution and service and has direct experience in sourcing, supply chain, quality, six sigma, sales, strategy and omnichannel marketing. 

JB is a proud veteran and served for over 10 years as a commissioned Infantry officer in the US Army and 3 years as a Civil Affairs Team Leader.

Tim Nugent

Tim Nugent, Chief Financial Officer

Tim joined Saxco in 2020 as our Chief Financial Officer, having spent most of his career as a finance executive at both General Electric (GE) and Baker Hughes. Tim brings a global and diverse set of experiences, having lived on four continents and holding finance leadership positions at most of GE’s industrial businesses. Tim’s market & industry experience brings a unique perspective to help creatively solve customer challenges and drive best practices internally and for customers.

Rich Chapman

Rich Chapman, Sr. Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Rich has 20 years of supply chain experience within the packaging industry.  In addition to leading packaging categories at Kraft Foods and the McDonald’s system, he has extensive experience within the Distribution industry for primary rigid containers. Rich joined Saxco in 2019 and leads the Supply Chain and Sourcing team. Rich is passionate about team building and improving supplier relationships to deliver an enhanced experience for Saxco customers.

Mark Linder

Mark Linder, Chief Digital Officer

Mark has spent the past twenty-five years building digital solutions for large distributors and retailers. After his most recent role leading the digital transformation for a global electrical distributor, Mark joined Saxco in 2020 to help lead a similar transformation in the packaging industry. Mark’s customer-centric approach and passion for driving efficiencies keeps his team focused on improving satisfaction levels for all involved in the supply chain. With the shift in customer expectations, Mark is focused on developing customer facing solutions that will enable greater self-service capabilities with access to critical information in real time.

Lindsay Boudreaux

Lindsay Boudreaux, Sr. Vice President Strategy & Business Development

Lindsay began her career in the industry as a passionate and successful winemaker for premium wineries in California and the Northwest. After 13 harvests across three states and two countries, she joined Saxco in 2010 to help serve others in the industry. Lindsay’s passion for the customer, and great determination, help Saxco to continually improve the customer experience. Lindsay recently shifted efforts to refine go-to-market strategies that will enable Saxco to reach even more customers.

Tony Caracciolo

Tony Caracciolo, Sr. Vice President/GM Eastern Region

Tony has more than 35 years of glass industry experience with substantial knowledge in manufacturing and category management.  As General Manager for our Eastern Region, Tony is driving our growth agenda across multiple product categories and packaging materials and is focused on providing value added services to our craft, regional and national customers. Tony’s passion for building highly effective teams, satisfying our customers’ needs, and building expansive relationships within our customers and suppliers, is key to supporting our Eastern region.

Ken McAlpine

Ken McAlpine, Vice President of Operations

With 20 years of previous operations and logistics experience, Ken joined the Saxco team in 2015. His background and expertise in high volume supply chain management, continuous improvement, and organizational transformation has helped Saxco excel in delivering quality manufacturing standards and exceptional customer satisfaction.    Ken currently oversees all Saxco’s fulfillment centers.  His expertise in strategy, innovation, packaging, and value-added services helps support Saxco customers through all stages of their growth.

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson, Vice President of Human Resources

Before joining Saxco in 2020, Phil spent 10 years in progressive human resources roles supporting one of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers across multiple geographies in the United States.  Phil brought his passion for finding industry leading talent and building world class teams to Saxco.  His ability to lead our people function, provide growth and development opportunity for our team members, and advance our winning culture at Saxco is enhancing the overall customer experience.

CJ Kelchner, Vice President of Customer Service, Purchasing and Continuous Improvement

CJ Kelchner, Vice President of Customer Service, Purchasing and Continuous Improvement

Prior to joining Saxco in 2019, CJ has spent most of his career in financial and operational improvement consulting with a diverse 50+ client base from small privately held companies to multi-national public conglomerates. CJ’s diverse background, including a CPA designation and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, provide a unique skillset for process and business improvement. CJ leads purchasing, customer service, sales and operations planning, and continuous improvement at Saxco and is responsible for improving efficiency for both the customer and supplier experience.

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