Prism Logistics named Jeremy Van Puffelen President, succeeding his father and the company’s co-founder Jere Van Puffelen, who will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.
“Huge congratulations to the Van Puffelen family on Jeremy Van Puffelen, taking the helm of an industry-leading third-party logistics warehouse company thanks to Jere’s vision and your team leadership,” declared Paul Delp, who is president of American Chain of Warehouses Inc. as well as Lansdale Warehouse Co., based in Lansdale, Pa.
“In 29 years, with Jere’s leadership, we’ve built an amazing regional logistics brand and we managed to double the size of the company in the last seven years,” Jeremy said.
“We look forward to matching that growth in the next seven years and continuing to build and strengthen our regional brand for at least another 29 years. While there may be some title changes, our commitment to excellence is unchanged.”
Jeremy was Prism Logistics’ vice president of business development since 2014, after serving more than 25 years in all aspects of the company, deepening his understanding of 3PL logistics, Prism’s capabilities and how to deliver excellent service to Prism’s customers.
A seasoned professional and industry leader, he also serves on the board of directors for the International Warehouse Logistics Association and is active in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and other supply chain management, food logistics and consumer packaged goods industry and professional organizations.
Jere commented, “It’s time for the energy and vision of new leadership for Prism, and I’m proud to have a leader with Jeremy’s experience, capabilities and character at the helm for the next chapter of growing our company. I am especially proud of the way that our executive team has developed over the last seven years since becoming partners in the business.”
Jere is a past chairman of IWLA and served in a variety of other leadership roles in that association over the years, helping to shape its current programs and identity.
He earned the IWLA’s first-ever Executive Warehouse Logistics Professional (EWLP) designation in 2015, and later was honored with the IWLA Distinguished Service & Leadership Award.
He is the co-founder and past president of the Distribution Centers of America, and is a founding member and past president of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Warehouse Education and Research Council chapter. Jere was recognized by Associated Warehouses, Inc. with its annual service award, and he remains active in contributing his talents to his community and industry.
Prism also announced that Mike Mayo will continue to serve as vice president of operations and Zech Van Puffelen, as vice president of transportation and customer service.
Founded in 1993, Prism Logistics is recognized as Northern California’s best in market regional provider of warehouse logistics services. By investing over the years in its people, technology and equipment, Prism says it provides leading-edge efficiency and effectiveness for the highly demanding, high-value customers it serves.
Operating 1.6 million square feet of warehousing capacity strategically located throughout Northern California with facilities in Stockton, Hayward and Sacramento, the company supports customers’ regional, national and international warehousing, transportation and 3PL management requirements.
“Prism delivers logistics innovation and operational excellence for major CPG and Food & Beverage client companies and the suppliers and partners throughout their supply chain ecosystems,” the company said.