JD Schwefler

Chief Commercial Officer
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JD Schwefler is Chief Commercial Officer of Arcadia Cold Storage & Logistics. He is responsible for charting the course for Arcadia Cold’s commercial strategy and plays a pivotal role in planning, development and execution of the company’s overall strategic plan. His mandate is cultivating partnerships, optimizing commercial performance to capitalize on emerging opportunities, and establishing a hyper customer-focused culture across the organization.

Before being named Chief Commercial Officer, JD was Head of Site Selection and Design Solutions for Arcadia where he collaborated on the build-out of the company’s facility network.

Prior to joining Arcadia, JD held senior commercial and market development positions with two of the leading global cold storage companies. Over his 20+ years in the cold storage industry, JD has worked in most aspects of the business as a project manager and later focused on business development, real estate management, and international market development.

JD began his career with advanced technology-based microchip and electronics manufacturers including WaferTech and Solectron where he first learned about complex manufacturing and supply chain principles.

JD is a proud graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

What does the new age of cold chain look like? 

I have worked in the cold chain industry for most of my career and was fortunate to see the industry change dramatically. Through my experiences I have gained a unique perspective about the role a cold chain provider has within the global food supply chain. With Arcadia, we want to take a different approach, where we build a culture that values our people, builds quality into everything we do and focuses on customer satisfaction.

Which core value is most meaningful to you? 

This is tough because I like them all but I would have to say “Impact: Be empowered and empower those around you to exceed expectations”. I’m truly excited about the organization we are building – one that values our people and is disciplined and focused on positive results for our team members and the communities we serve.

What motivates you in life? 

Personally, I am motivated to be the best husband and father for my family. Professionally I am motivated by approaching each day with the people I enjoy working with to solve complex business challenges.  


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