Csafe Global appoints Jeff Pepperworth as new CEO

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March 30, 2018: Leading cold chain packaging solutions provider, CSafe Global recently appointed Jeff Pepperworth as its new chief executive officer.  

He succeeded Brian Kohr, who resigned as CEO, but will continue to remain on CSafe’s board of directors.

Pepperworth is a veteran healthcare and supply chain professional, with decades of leadership experience.

“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished at CSafe, and would like to thank the entire CSafe team with whom I have had the pleasure to work,” said Kohr.

“CSafe’s remarkable track record of innovation and achievements till date will help in positioning the company, and open up growth opportunities in the future. I have every confidence that Jeff will help in driving the company to its next level of success, and evolve as a global market leader, while continuing to provide the best possible products, and services to our customers and partners. I look forward to contribute to the mission of CSafe, as a member of the board of directors,” said Kohr.

In the past, Pepperworth served as president of the healthcare division of Inmar Inc, a leading provider of technology-driven pharmacy returns management, and third-party pharmacy management solutions.

During his stint with Inmar, Pepperworth also served as president of its supply chain division, where he was responsible to oversee all its supply chain and healthcare-related services.

He also served as senior director of materials management at Cleveland Clinic. He has also held several senior leadership positions at UPS, including senior vice president of Global Logistics and Distribution, vice president of Central US Operations, and vice president of Transportation.

“I am honored, and excited by the opportunity to lead this great company,” said Pepperworth.

“With a team of some experienced industry professionals, CSafe is uniquely positioned to continue to expand its global network of partners, service centers, support staff, sales representatives, and distributors. I look forward to working with Brian, the board, and the rest of the CSafe team, as we continue to enhance our existing product offerings, and identify new cold chain packaging solutions to better serve our biopharmaceutical and life science customers’ evolving needs, while leveraging our global capabilities, outstanding solutions, and incredible customer service,” said Pepperworth.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff as CEO. He is a leader who brings a wealth of healthcare and supply chain experience in a wide range of executive roles. Jeff will lead the company that is producing record revenue and earnings, and we fully expect that his enthusiasm and experience will propel CSafe to even greater heights,” said Joshua Nelson, managing director, Thomas H. Lee Partners.

“We also thank Brian for his thoughtful leadership as CEO, and sincerely appreciate his vision as he helped build CSafe into one of the world’s leading experts in cold chain packaging solutions. Additionally, we are pleased that Brian will continue to serve on our board of directors as our partner in this investment, which will allow CSafe to continue to benefit from his experience and knowledge of the industry,” Nelson.

He is experienced in Total Quality Management, ISO9002, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, warehouse management and logistic systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, at the Harvard Business School.

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