Wayne Cochran has joined RM2 as Chief Operating Officer. Cochran’s extensive experience and expertise in managing high-growth operations, especially in streamlining manufacturing processes to meet demand, are highly valued. He has a remarkable record of leading large-scale organizations and programs that involve intricate supply chains across various regions. Additionally, he also has a reputation for creating and leading efficient teams that deliver positive results in financial and operational performance metrics.
“I’m thrilled to join the RM2 leadership team at this incredible inflection point in the company’s story,” said Cochran. “RM2 has a great product in BLOCKPal and a strong customer base that’s fueling demand for more and more of their IoT pallets, and I’m looking forward to helping scale operations to meet this demand.”
Having earned his BSEE from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Cochran began his professional journey as a design engineer at Motorola. Later, he obtained his MBA from Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business and also completed certificate programs in Negotiations and Management from Harvard University’s Schools of Law and Business. Wayne has garnered diverse work experience by serving in various roles at Intel, Badger Technologies, and Jabil over the course of his career.
“Wayne’s skillset is a perfect fit for RM2,” said Kevin Mazula, CEO of RM2, “His expertise and experience will help RM2 continue to thrive and meet the increasing market demand for our solutions. I’m honored to welcome Wayne our team.”
RM2 revolutionized the concept of reusable pallets by introducing smart BLOCKPal™ composite pallets that integrate autonomous IoT sensor technology. This technology facilitates the transmission of data from the pallet’s location and condition to the cloud via the LTE-M network, without necessitating any additional hardware or IT development or training. RM2’s cloud-based supply chain intelligence platform, known as End-to-end Logistics Intelligence Optimization and Tracking (RM2 ELIoT), captures and contextualizes various data, including location, temperature, shock, and event data, thereby providing real-time end-to-end supply chain visibility and actionable insights to customers.
The Company’s cost-effective, scalable, and eco-friendly pallet pooling system operates through a nationwide network of over 30 service facilities, enabling the issuance, retrieval, and sanitization of over 1.5 million reusable IoT pallets annually.