We see a future where all one-way packaging is converted to reusable

Passion

We are hungry to make things better, smarter, easier. We love what we do and the value it creates.

Customer-focused

We are most successful when our customers win. We listen and learn, then actively pursue the right solution for long term success.

Expertise

We know supply chains top to bottom, end to end, across a range of segments.

Collaboration

We work together, communicating with complete transparency. Side by side across functions and geographies is how we do our best work.

Appreciation

We’re a compassionate company who values our team members and customers. Respecting them means caring about their satisfaction and success.

Reliability

Our people and products always come through — efficiently and thoroughly.

Our path to leadership.

For 60 years, Tosca has developed innovative solutions that deliver supply chain improvement and measurable value for suppliers, growers, and retailers. Tosca has been at the forefront of the reusable revolution from the very beginning.

1959

Tosca founded

Polymer founded

1994
1998

Tosca designs industry first RPC for case ready meat

Contraload founded

2004
2012

Tosca launches innovative egg RPC

Polymer launches wood look crates

2014
2016

2 of the top 5 NA retailers are using Tosca egg & case ready meat RPCs

Apax acquires Tosca

2017
2019

Tosca acquires Polymer Logistics

Tosca acquires Contraload


Tosca diverts 1 million tons of corrugated from entering the supply stream

2020
2021

Tosca launches the NeRA pallet, the world’s first nestable, rackable pallet strong enough to outperform wood.

Tosca commits to a 2030 ESG strategy including a 42% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions, achieve zero waste-to-landfill at all our facilities, include over 30% recycled content in products without compromising food safety, and more.

2022

Sustainability

At Tosca, our vision is a future where all one-way packaging is converted to reusables. It’s a serious goal that our customers share too. See what we’re doing to eliminate food and packaging waste to create a more sustainable world.

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Our Leadership Team

Our leaders are industry insiders who understand perishables and the challenges and opportunities with the supply chain.

Eric Frank

CEO

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.

Matt Harrison

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Harrison joined Tosca in November 2022 and oversees all facets of finance for the organization globally. He has broad international experience, including leading finance, accounting and legal teams in Atlanta, Mexico City, Hamburg, Johannesburg and Hanoi. Matt began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into investment banking where he gained a wealth of experience in M&A and equity and debt financings. As CFO of the publicly traded Hiland Partners and Summit Midstream Partners, Matt led all facets of finance and accounting. Immediately prior to joining Tosca, Matt was CFO for Fortna Inc., a global leader in designing, developing and delivering transformative omni-channel and parcel distribution solutions across North America, Europe and South Africa. 

Matt holds an MBA from Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS in Accounting from University of Tennessee. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and three sons. 

Steve Arendsen

President, NA

Tosca, a global leader in reusable packaging solutions and pooling, has promoted Steve Arendsen to President – North America, reporting directly to Eric Frank, Chief Executive Officer. Steve’s leadership will enable Tosca to provide greater focus on the specific needs of Tosca’s North America customers.

Steve’s career in the supply chain industry began at Georgia Pacific where he spent over thirty years in various roles, including serving as the business director for the reusable packaging division that was later sold to create what is now Tosca. Later, Steve joined Tosca in September of 2020 as Vice President of Global Procurement and US Supply Chain. In this role, Steve led his team through some of the most unprecedented supply chain challenges the industry has ever seen. Having been a part of the evolution of the plastic reusables industry since its entrance in North America, he is uniquely qualified to provide leadership in operational excellence as well as continued business growth.

Steve is married with three adult children. The family loves to travel and looks forward to spending time together on the road. 

Nigel Lemmon

CIO

Lemmon is an accomplished international executive with over 20 years of experience driving large-scale digital transformation for global companies. His past positions include Managing Director and CIO at several Fortune 500 firms across Europe, Asia and North America.

He served as Group Head of Digital Technology at DO&CO Aktiengesellschaft, where he successfully led an enterprise-wide digital overhaul. Nigel has deep expertise across various sectors like manufacturing, utilities, FMCG, and business services.

Dan Lee

EMEA President

Dan joined Tosca in December 2022 as the President of EMEA. He brings a wealth of commercial and operational experience to his role along with a strong desire to continue to build on the success of the EMEA region.

Dan spent the first part of his career working for Dallas-based NCH Europe, an industrial chemical supplier before moving to Safetykleen Europe where he spent over 10 years in senior executive leadership roles within private equity. These included UK Managing Director at the time APAX acquired the business in 2017.

Immediately prior to joining Tosca, Dan spent 4 years in various roles at phs Group, most recently as Group Managing Director – Specialist Businesses. Phs is a leading workplace services provider in the UK, Ireland, and Spain. During his time there, Dan was part of the management team that saw the change of ownership from private equity to The Bidvest Group.

Dan is based in the UK and lives with his fiancée and young daughter.

Our Board Members

Eric Frank

CEO

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.

Phil Collins

Phil is the Founder and CEO of Orchard Holdings Group, a long-term oriented private investment firm. Previously, he was a Managing Director of McCown De Leeuw & Co. – a $1.2 billion middle-market private equity investment firm in New York City and Menlo Park, California. He started his career working for private investment pioneer Carl H. Lindner, Jr., then Chairman, CEO and Founder of American Financial Group, a large diversified financial services and investment company, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

He is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.  He has been a director or Chairman of dozens of privately held companies, including previously serving as Chairman of Tosca from 2011 to 2017.  In 2016 he was appointed by Governor John Kasich to the Board of Trustees of the University of Cincinnati, where he currently serves as Chairman.  He also serves as a Director of UC Health, its affiliated Academic Health Center, and as Chair of the Investment Committee for its $2 billion endowment.

Raphael Geminder

Raphael has 30+ years’ executive and investment experience in private and public companies throughout Australia and the world. Raphael founded Kin Group, a long-term focused diversified investment group in 2000 and it has since executed numerous investments in a range of industries and regions.

Raphael founded Pact Group Limited (ASX: PGH) in 2002 and currently serves as its executive chairman. Prior to this, Raphael was the co-founder and Chairman of Visy Recycling, growing it into the largest recycling company in Australia. Raphael was appointed Victoria’s first Honorary Consul of South Africa in July 2006. He also holds a number of other advisory and Board positions.

Raphael holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Syracuse University, New York.  

Lauri Honea

Lauri served as the former CEO of MicroStar Logistics, the largest independent keg owner in the US, providing the brewing industry with a “green” keg management solution. Prior to MicroStar, Lauri held executive position in major telecommunications and aerospace companies.

Lauri holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Denver.

Ashish Karandikar

Ashish joined Apax in 2007 and is a Partner in the Services team based in New York. He has led and participated in a number of key deals including American Water Resources, PIB Group, SavATree, AssuredPartners, Authority Brands, Dealer.com, Garda, HUB International, MyCase, Quality Distribution, TIVIT and Tosca Services.  

Prior to joining Apax, Ashish was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the Mumbai and New York offices where he specialized in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and in evaluating investments in real estate. 
 
Ashish holds a BCom from the University of Mumbai where he was valedictorian of his class and an MBA (Honours) from the University of Chicago. In addition, Ashish is a qualified Chartered Accountant. 

Alan Menkes

Alan is a Managing Partner at Empeiria Capital Partners, LLC. Empeiria Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in small cap companies operating in the industrial, energy, services and food and consumer packaged goods sector. They raise capital on a deal-by-deal basis from high net worth individuals, family offices and institutional funds.

Dave Russell

Dave is currently Principal of Transmove Consulting, LLC. He brings 40 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing innovation, brand management, sales and profit growth, operational improvement, financial turnaround and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, organizational design and planning, technology development, change and crisis management, and executive management and development.

Dave joined IFCO Systems North America, Inc. in 2000 as Senior Vice President. In 2002, he was appointed President and CEO of IFCO Systems North America, Inc., the largest division of IFCO Systems N.V. (“IFCO”), a global leader in pallet management services and reusable container solutions. Dave retired from IFCO in 2014, after managing a successful acquisition and integration of IFCO by Brambles Ltd., the world’s leading equipment pooling company. Prior to joining IFCO, he served as President, CEO and Director of General Rental, Inc., an equipment rental company operating in the Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean Islands. From 1996 through the acquisition and integration of Ryder TRS, Inc., a leading U.S. truck rental company, by Budget Car and Truck Rental, Inc., Dave was Vice President and General Manager of Ryder TRS, Inc. He joined Ryder Systems, Inc., a world leader in transportation and logistics services, in 1982 where he served in various management and executive positions.

He is a former President of the Reusable Pallet and Container Coalition (now the Reusable Packaging Association) and was a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Dave is Managing Director of One Catalyst Foundation and actively supports Make-a-Wish and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he initiated the Jessica Bongiovanni Research Fund.

Dave holds a B.A. in political science and public administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Jesse Sels

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.

Nadia Shouraboura

Dr. Nadia Shouraboura started her academic career in the field of mathematics and computer science. Her work in machine learning attracted the attention of Princeton University where she was offered a scholarship and received a PhD in Mathematics. Her research resulted in several important papers, referenced by over 200 publications.

Nadia joined Amazon.com in March of 2004. She was a member of Amazon’s management board and served on Jeff Bezos’ executive S-Team responsible for overall direction and operations of Amazon. Under her guidance as the Head of Worldwide Supply Chain and Fulfillment, Amazon achieved the largest product selection on earth and implemented a novel retail supply chain controlling the move of every item, every associate and every package with precision in real time, worldwide.

She left Amazon to start Hointer with the vision to change the physical retail experience from the inside out. In 2019 she sold the business to the Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers.

Most recently Nadia co-founded a new venture QuantyCat and she also serves on the boards of Ocado, Ferguson, MTS and FormLabs.

Forrest Wilkinson

Forrest Wilkinson is a Principal in the Services team.  He joined Apax in 2014 and is currently based in New York. His Apax deal experience includes PIB Group, Tosca, Authority Brands, AssuredPartners, Paycor and Quality Distribution. 

Prior to joining Apax, Forrest was an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Evercore Partners in New York. Previously, he worked as an Analyst in the Global Industrials Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he advised corporate clients on M&A and capital markets transactions.

Forrest holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was named an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also holds a BBA in Finance and a BA in Plan II Honors with Special Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mark Zubko

Mark Zubko joined Apax Partners in 2010 and is a Partner and Head of the Capital Markets Group (“CMG”). The Capital Markets Group leads the execution of debt and equity related transactions across the Apax private equity portfolio. Recent Apax investment experience includes AssuredPartners, Autotrader.uk, Epicor, Full Beauty, iGate, Kinetic Concepts, One Call, Orange Switzerland and Paradigm.

Prior to joining Apax, Mark worked at Terra Firma Capital Partners, MidOcean Capital Partners and Goldman, Sachs and Co.

Mark holds an MBA from Stanford University and has a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University.

 
  • Careers at Tosca

    Tosca’s a top place to work.

    Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “Top Workplaces in Atlanta” two years in a row, Tosca promotes a culture of positivity and inspires our team members to go above and beyond — for themselves, each other and their community.
    Open Positions

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Comprehensive Medical Benefits

Eligible team members have access to a wide range of benefits including medical, vision, disability, dental, life and emotional wellness.

Physical Wellness

From yoga and gym membership reimbursements to complimentary fresh fruit in the office, Tosca encourages team members to lead a healthy life.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Eligible team members enjoy vacation and 9 paid company holidays each year to relax, recharge, and attend to personal needs.

Education Assistance

Job-related development leads to advancement opportunities and elevates performance across the company. That’s why Tosca offers educational reimbursement.

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Tosca team members welcoming new bundles of joy to their families enjoy 7 weeks paid maternity and 1 week of paid paternity leave.

401(k) Matching

Tosca offers a 100% match of all 401(k) contributions up to 6% of employee’s salary, with immediate vesting.

Prime Office Location

Our headquarters is located in Colony Square in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Our office building boasts on-premises fitness center, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and daily food trucks. We are also within walking distance of 150+ restaurants & shopping experiences.

Team Member Recognition

Team member satisfaction is an ongoing effort at Tosca. Our annual “Toscars” award top performers and individuals who live the Tosca values.

Team Member Celebrations

At Tosca, we like to let our hair down and spend time with our colleagues on a regular basis. We have monthly birthday parties, holiday parties and any other reason we can come up with for a celebration (did someone say national cheese day?!)

The many benefits of working at Tosca.

We believe our team members deserve more than just a paycheck. They deserve to work in a fun environment with a supportive team that cares about each other and encourages collaboration at all levels. It’s not just about being a great company, it’s about being great people and serving a higher purpose. Every Tosca employee can be proud of doing their part to reduce food waste.

Our team members are provided with a wide range of programs to help them reach their full potential — personally and professionally.

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