David Gilkison recently joined the cold storage experts at FW Warehousing as Director of Human Resources, according to Mark Cusumano, President and CEO of FW Warehousing.
Gilkison brings 14 years of experience with the 3PL industry, in which he has practiced all areas of Human Resources. He has extensive experience with Talent Management, Benefit Administration, Employee Relations, Retention, Start-Ups, Legal Compliance, Organizational Change and Succession Planning.
“In his previous position with one of the largest third party logistics companies in the nation, David worked with major clients including Target Corporation, Sony, Mattel and Spectrum Brands,” said Cusumano. “He has managed regional 3PL operations with 25 facilities and a total employee base of approximately 1,000. FW Warehousing is excited to add his skills and experience to the FW team. His leadership will further strengthen the HR Department.”
Gilkison earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has been active in United Way since 1998, serving as Campaign Chair, Vice Chair and a Board Member for the Tri-City Area Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis.
FW Warehousing continues to grow its cold storage division. The recent acquisition of the former Hostess factory in downtown St. Louis came complete with a large drive-in freezer and refrigerator, perfect for the storage of food and ingredient product lines. Currently plans are underway to include adding more than six thousand square feet of cold and frozen storage at the FW Winnebago facility. FW Warehousing has continued to demonstrate its expertise in cold storage over the years. Whether it involved handling, storing and distributing perishable food grade ingredients like hops or barley.
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include general warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage and product distribution and fulfillment. FW Warehousing has more than 60 years of experience in third-party logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics Magazine.
For more information about the FW Warehousing capabilities, visit the Cold Storage web page on the FW Warehousing website.