DECATUR – The board of directors of Parke Warehouses, a third-party logistics and supply chain solutions company, has announced the appointment of Gavin Stoddard as president and chief executive officer and Dave Matalonis as executive vice president.
The promotions of Stoddard and Matalonis mark the final stage of a planned succession. The announcement also opens an exciting new era as Parke celebrates its 165th year in business and its sixth generation of family ownership and management.
Gavin Stoddard succeeds Bruce Stoddard, who will remain a vice president and a board director.
Since joining Parke full-time in 2012, Stoddard has been focused on building a platform for Parke’s future growth. He led several transformational projects, including technology implementations, enhanced reporting capabilities and the expansion of Parke’s flagship warehouse facility.
Matalonis joined the company in 2015 and brought with him an extensive background in logistics operations including continuous improvement, Six Sigma, and lean manufacturing expertise which he has employed to standardize Parke’s operations.
“Gavin and Dave represent a dynamic leadership team for the next era of the company,” says Richard Stoddard, chairman of the noard at Parke. “We are proud to have leaders with not just tremendous skill and experience, but also a deep passion for Parke, its legacy, and its incredible employees.”
Parke Warehouses, headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, was founded in 1854 as Parke & Son, Inc. In the years since, Parke has become a third-party logistics provider offering warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, toll processing, contract blending, transloading and contract packaging services. Parke operates in nearly 1 million square feet of space in Central Illinois.
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