enVista Hires Supply Chain Veteran Robert Grace to Lead Food & Beverage Solutions Team
Grace expands enVista’s strong Facility Design Solutions practice and provides even greater design build expertise to the Food & Beverage industry
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--enVista, a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, announced today that Robert Grace has joined enVista as vice president of operations development. Grace will lead a new Food & Beverage Solutions group within enVista’s Facility Design Build practice. This will enable enVista to provide even greater Food & Beverage expertise for facility design build clients and will support growing demand within the Food & Beverage market.
Mike Kasperski, managing partner of Facility Design Build Services at enVista, said, “We are very excited to enhance our ability to support the complex facility design build requirements of our food and beverage clients by acquiring the unparalleled experience of Bob Grace. He is a phenomenal addition to our team, and he will help drive even greater growth and success for our practice.”
Grace brings over 25 years of Food & Beverage supply chain experience, including analyzing, creating and implementing cost effective solutions in the areas of warehouse process development, inventory management, distribution planning, workforce development, strategic future direction development, operational cost monitoring, logistics, transportation and direct store delivery. He specializes in developing innovative processes for manual and automated material handling systems for distribution and delivery. His immediate role will be to develop and secure new business opportunities centered on the Food & Beverage industry, as well as to provide support to other enVista Design Solutions service offerings.
Grace founded Beverage Operations, LLC in 2010, an independent developer and integrator of productivity solutions for beverage wholesalers focused on warehouse and delivery operations. Prior to that, he served as senior consultant at Keogh Consulting, corporate manager of operations development for Coca-Cola Enterprises, and director of system sales for Automotion Systems. Grace holds several U.S. and worldwide patents in the areas of automated order picking and direct store delivery systems. He received his Bachelor of Science in manufacturing technology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and has served as a Material Handling Institute member, CICME member and advisor, and warehouse operations instructor at Coca-Cola University for the Coca-Cola Company.
Grace said, “I am very excited to join enVista and leverage my design build expertise for food and beverage within a larger supply chain consulting practice that can address complex food and beverage requirements across the extended supply chain. This is a stellar team, and together we are going to deliver even greater results for food and beverage companies.”
enVista is a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, delivering innovative solutions that improve profitability, enhance customer service and reduce waste from source to consumption. enVista’s unrivaled consulting experience, deep vertical industry expertise and comprehensive solutions portfolio, enable clients to leverage one strategic partner that consults, implements and operates across Supply Chain, Transportation, Retail, IT and ERP.
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