Biographies

Chuck Hoppe

President

Chuck joined Avid Pallet Services, LLC at its inception in July 2002 when it became a business unit of ABC Supply Company Inc. Before joining Avid Pallet Services, LLC, Chuck worked in the pallet industry for over 35 years in various operational and leadership roles for three pallet companies in Wisconsin & Illinois. Chuck’s perspective on an ever changing market and industry has allowed him to lead and grow Avid Pallet Services, LLC from its humble beginnings to become a highly recognizable and respected leader in the pallet industry.

 

Rod Hilmer

VP of Sales

Rod joined Avid Pallet Services, LLC  in January 2003. He brings over 25 years of pallet industry experience to Avid Pallet Services, LLC in sales, customer relations and operations. Rod holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wisconsin

 

Michael Italiano

CFO/Controller

Michael joined Avid Pallet Services, LLC in March 2014 as a permanent addition. Previously, Michael worked with Avid Pallet Services, LLC  in 2009/2010 in a consulting role which made for a flawless transition to the organization. Prior to this role, Michael held various leadership positions across a variety of industries from small to Fortune 500 companies. He had responsibilities in Accounting/Finance, IT and Risk Management. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration.

 

Dennis Berard

VP of Pallet Procurement

Dennis joined Avid Pallet Services, LLC in April 2015. Before joining Avid Pallet Services, LLC, Dennis worked for CVS Health where he served in a variety of leadership roles within the transportation and supply chain servicing a variety of store locations and managing logistics. Dennis serves as a Board of Director for Cory’s Crusaders. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science degree.

 

Jeff Durant

Human Resources Director

Jeff joined Avid Pallet Services, LLC in July 2015. Jeff brought to Avid Pallet Services, LLC over 25 years of human resources experience having worked for companies in the retail, distribution, automotive, transportation and money processing industries. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Oshkosh and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) & Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) human resources certifications.

 

Jarod Hilmer

Director of Operations

Jarod joined Avid Pallet Services, LLC in April 2013.  Prior to joining Avid Pallet Services, LLC, he worked in Logistics with Target Corporation. Jarod holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from UW-Whitewater.

 

Earl Bertolet

Director of DC Operations

Earl joined Avid Pallet Services, LLC in September 2013. He combines over 10 years of experience in all facets of the distribution center industry and several years of experience in customer relations. Earl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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