With more than 95 years of combined experience in pooling, supply chain, logistics, packaging, reusables and customer service, our leaders have a vision for a better perishables supply chain and the expertise to make that vision a reality.
Eric Frank became the President of Tosca in November 2012 after the merger of Tosca and Georgia Pacific’s Reusable Plastic Container business. Prior to that role, Eric spent 9 years with the Georgia Pacific RPC Division where he held positions as General Manager, Regional Manager, Operations Manager, and National Sales Manager. During his tenure at Georgia Pacific, Eric led the acquisition of the Orbis produce RPC business in 2009. He also worked at Rehrig Pacific for 3 years as National Account Manager, where he helped launch and manage the CHEP and Hays North American RPC pools. Eric began his career in textile sales with The Astrup Company. Eric has held board positions with the Reusable Packaging and Container Coalition (RPCC) and the Returnable Packaging Association (RPA).
Eric holds a B.A. degree in Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is married with two children and lives in Alpharetta, GA.
Scott Smith started with Tosca as Chief Financial Officer in 2014. In that capacity he oversees all finance, accounting, and IT functions. Prior to Tosca, he worked in the equipment pooling business for nine years with Brambles and its pallet pooling subsidiary CHEP and document management subsidiary Recall. In the Brambles group, Smith held positions as Director of Finance, Global Controller, and Sr. Director Supply Chain Integration. Prior to his involvement in the pooling industry, Smith held a variety of financial roles over ten years with AT&T (then BellSouth) including CFO of Stevens Graphics. Finally, Smith began his career with Regions Bank (then AmSouth Bank) as an internal auditor for four years. Smith holds certifications as a certified public accountant, certified management accountant, and certified internal auditor.
Smith has an undergraduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham,AL and an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta, GA. He is married with three children and lives in Peachtree City, GA.
Jon Kalin joined the Tosca team in January 2019 after a 30 year career in packaging sales. He was promoted to Chief Commercial Office in March of 2020. As CCO, Jon oversees the commercial efforts for the bulk, cheese, eggs, poultry, produce and protein business segments. He also leads business development and sales growth for the organization. Jon has been involved in the RPC industry since 2000 when RPCs were first introduced into produce in the United States. He helped pioneer the industry with the leading solution providers including CHEP, GP, Hays, Orbis Container Services, etc. He was also involved in bringing RPCs to the leading retailers in Australasia. In his 30 year career prior to Tosca, Jon was in engineering, plant and operations management, product design and development, business development and sales leadership. Additionally, he held the position of Chairman of the Reusable Packaging Association in 2010.
Jon has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He is married with two daughters and lives in Danville, California.
Susan Heil joined Tosca in May of 2013 as the Director of Marketing and was promoted to Vice President in 2017. In this role, Susan is responsible for managing the corporate marketing function and creating strategic marketing plans in response to customer and market segment needs. She oversees brand management, media relations, marketing communications, and advertising. Prior to joining Tosca, Susan spent the last 4 years leading Marketing at Underwriters Laboratories – Environment and the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, which was acquired by UL. She also has extensive consumer marketing experience having spent more than 15 years at EarthLink and Sprint in a variety of marketing roles from brand management to retail marketing.
Susan holds a B.A. degree in Communication Studies from University of Iowa. She is married and lives in Atlanta, GA.
Sandra Gravanti became the General Counsel for Tosca in 2019 and oversees all legal operations for the company. Sandra brings with her almost eighteen years of combined in-house and private practice experience. Before joining Tosca, Sandra served as Vice President of Risk Management and Associate General Counsel for U.S. Security Associates, Inc. where she managed the company’s general liability and auto litigation, contracts, and risk programs. Prior to that, Sandra was a corporate and tax attorney and counselled clients of all sizes on various business transactions.
Sandra has an undergraduate degree from University of South Florida and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida. She and her children live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tommie Kennedy joined Tosca in September 2019 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Tommie is an accomplished Human Resources professional with more than 20 years of experience working with large global organizations such as Coca-Cola and CHEP. Prior to joining Tosca, she worked at Continental Building Products as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the United States and Canada. Tommie’s focus as a business leader and HR leader is to build organizational capability through people.
Tommie has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations degree in Human Resources Management from Cornell University/Baruch College. Tommie is married with one daughter and lives in Fayetteville, GA.
Mike Weinberg joined Tosca as Chief Information Officer in May, 2019. In this role, he is responsible for leading technology solutions throughout the organization. Mike has over 25 years of technology leadership experience within management consulting, retail, and hospitality industries. Over the past 10 years, Mike served in a variety of leadership roles within InterContinental Hotels Group most recently as Vice President of Global Hospitality Solutions. Prior to IHG, Mike worked in management consulting with Deloitte and Answerthink as well as serving as CIO for RetailOne.
Mike has an undergraduate degree from Emory University and an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta. He is married with three children and lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Mike Wasson joined Tosca as Vice President of Supply Chain & Operations in October, 2014. In his current role as Chief Operations Officer, Wasson provides leadership and direction to all supply chain & plant operations functions including asset management, supply chain optimization, logistics, transportation, customer service, procurement, corporate safety, plant productivity, and service quality. Wasson has 20+ years of broad-based supply chain and operations experience in large size organizations. His background includes roles as Director of Direct Store Delivery Planning Solutions with Coca-Cola Refreshments and previous leadership roles with DHL Express – U.S.A., Roadway Express, Inc., and Hammacher Schlemmer, Inc.
Wasson earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. He is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional and is working towards APICS Production and Inventory Management certification. In addition, Wasson serves on the national APICS Supply Chain Council – Board of Directors and the APICS Corporate Advisory Board. He is married with one daughter and resides in Woodstock, GA.
Jesse Sels became the EMEA president of Tosca after the company he founded, Contraload NV, was acquired by Tosca in August 2020. Jesse has been in the pooling business for over 20 years, beginning his career at CHEP, a global company that offers pallet and container pooling. He co-founded Contraload in 2004, building the business to be what it is today, the European market leader in pooled plastic pallets. Contraload actively works with some of the largest fast moving consumer goods producers in Europe, serving pickup and delivery to over 3000 customer locations in Europe, a number that grows more than 15% every year. Jesse has worked hard to foster a strong work environment at Contraload, building trust by establishing a culture of open communication at every meeting.
Jesse has a degree in Applied Economic Sciences and Major Transport Economics from the University of Antwerp. He lives in Aartselaar, near Antwerp in Belgium with his wife and son.
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