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New Orleans Cold Storage announces staff promotions

March 27, 2014
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New Orleans Cold Storage, the oldest cold storage company in North America, is proud to announce two promotions to senior positions in its New Orleans office: Jim Henderson as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Jeff Neupert as Chief Financial Officer.

Henderson, who will be celebrating his fifth year with NOCS in April, is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and has lived in Louisiana since 2005. He holds bachelor’s degrees from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and a master’s of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina. Jim has worked in transportation, logistics, and international business for over 15 years with several multi-national companies such as International Shipholding Corporation, CTLC / Cooper / Consolidated, and Tropical Shipping, based in various locations ranging from South Florida to New Orleans, South America to Canada. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Henderson will be responsible for the sales and marketing for all of NOCS’s warehouses and services.

Neupert received his bachelor’s from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana and earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He has been a licensed CPA since 1985 and joined NOCS in 2010. As CFO, he’ll be responsible for all financial and accounting aspects of the company.

“Jim and Jeff have been valuable members of the New Orleans Cold Storage team,” said NOCS President and CEO Mark Blanchard. “I know that they share my commitment to our customers, and with their help we will continue to be one of the largest suppliers to the poultry, beef, and pork industries around the United States.”

NOCS is a premier logistics provider specializing in import and export services for food processors and distributors. Operating from three key port facilities on the southeast seaboard and Gulf of Mexico, NOCS offers a ‘one-stop’ export process, including transportation to the port, blast freezing and warehousing, certification and documentation, plus stevedoring (loading of the breakbulk vessels). An equally seamless service streamlines inbound shipments destined for US markets. Since 1886, NOCS has been the door to the world for international food companies. The NOCS business model of market-specific facilities provides greater operating efficiency and professional expertise at the warehouse level. Such markets include the panhandle of Florida to the West Gulf Coast of Texas, Central and South America, the Pacific Basin, the Australian-New Zealand trade, the People’s Republic of China, Africa and the eastern bloc countries and Russia.

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