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President

Bryan Hedge

Hedge came to Pioneer in 2007 as Vice President of Operations. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2012, and to President in February, 2018. Prior to joining Pioneer Cold Hedge held a number of senior management roles at privately and publicly held organizations. Hedge is an active member of several industry associations.

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CPA, CONTROLLER​

JOE MCMAHON​

McMahon came to Pioneer in 2017 as the Controller. Joe directs the Accounting and Information Technology teams. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 18 years of experience working with high growth companies in both public and private accounting and finance roles.

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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS​

SUSANNE GAGNON​

Gagnon was promoted to Director of Operations in February 2018, after serving most recently as the Customer Service and Transportation Manager for 11 years. Sue came to Pioneer in 2004 as a Warehouse Manager and was promoted to Customer Service Manager in 2006. Sue directs the Customer Service, Warehousing, and Transportation teams in her current role.

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ENGINEERING MANAGER

JAMES BURKE, P.E.​

Jim came to Pioneer Cold in January, 2018, as Facilities Engineering Manager. Burke is a registered professional engineer with more than 10 years of experience in several industries. Burke is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association, Industrial Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, and ASHRAE.

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SPHR, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

JANICE CASILLAS​

Janice joined Pioneer in August 2017, after spending 20 years with the Price Rite Stores.  Janice began her career as a cashier and progressed to Customer Service Manager before moving over to Human Resources.  She has held roles with increasing responsibilities in Human Resources over the last 11 years, most recently Janice supervised 8 Human Resources Generalists and was responsible for the HR functions in 60 Price Rite locations. 

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