Cincinnati, OH – January 2024 – Professional Pallets has announced the appointment of Jon Kalin as its President.
Renowned for its reliability, speed, exceptional service, and unwavering commitment to delivering pallet solutions when others can’t, Professional Pallets serves diverse customers across industries such as automotive, manufacturing, distribution, and food and beverage, specializing in regional dedicated Class A transportation.
Kalin brings a wealth of leadership experience and industry expertise that will amplify Professional Pallet’s continuing growth and expansion for long-term success. Kalin previously served Rehrig Pacific Company in a variety of senior roles spanning engineering, operations, marketing, and, ultimately, as Vice President of Sales. He also held the position of Chief Commercial Officer for Tosca Services, driving organic growth and acquisitions worldwide.
Mr. Kalin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and served as the former Chairman of the Reusable Packaging Association.“Joining Professional Pallets is the perfect opportunity to lead a fast-growing company with a strong team and a remarkable track record in the industry. I look forward to leveraging my experience to further enhance our service, and deliver even more solutions for our customers,” said Kalin.
Mr. Kalin’s hiring as President of Professional Pallets follows closely behind the Company’s recent appointment of Mr. Jim Schwab (former President and CEO of Pallet Logistics of America, and former Chairman of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association) as Chairman.
Mr. Schwab commented on Mr. Kalin’s addition to the Professional Pallets team. “In the pallet industry, it takes strong leadership and personal dedication to serve customers with real excellence,” Schwabb said. “Jon is a dynamic leader whose values, customer focus and people-first mindset will empower our growing team to deliver even higher quality, service and reliability at scale. We’re exceedingly proud to have Jon aboard as President.”
About Professional Pallets
Professional Pallets, headquartered in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, Metropolitan area, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of standard and custom wood pallets, crating, and logistics solutions. The company takes a long-term view on everything it does, from materials sourcing to client relationships, always focused on delivering disciplined, fast, and superior service.