Imperial Dade, Jersey City, N.J., a distributor of foodservice packaging supplies, industrial products and janitorial supplies, has appointed Terry Owen to the newly created role of COO.
Owen most recently served as COO at Fastenal Company (Nasdaq: FAST), a distributor of industrial and construction supplies.
“Given Imperial Dade’s tremendous growth, it is the right time to bring a world-class operations leader on board to drive the execution of our business strategy and goals,” said Jason Tillis, CEO of Imperial Dade. “We are thrilled to have Terry join our leadership team, as he will play a pivotal role in helping us further differentiate ourselves in the market through strategic investments aimed at improving the customer experience. We believe his decades of expertise in global distribution, including ecommerce, will be an immediate value-add for our customers, and he’ll be a great partner as we continue to grow and lead our industry.”
Owen will be responsible for overseeing safety, supply chain and logistics, warehouse operations and fleet, and commercial analytics, collaborating with cross-functional teams and implementing strategies to elevate Imperial Dade’s operations. He will focus on accelerating Imperial Dade’s investments in the company’s digital transformation, enhance its Victoria Bay branded product offering and partner with vendors to introduce innovative, environmentally sustainable products for customers.