Exel promotes several associates

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Exel recently promoted several associates throughout its industry-based business units. Newly promoted personnel include:
• Cherie Abbinanti, vice president of operations, Exel Direct – Abbinanti has worked for Exel since 2006 and has produced tremendous results for Exel Direct’s Eastern region operations. She will focus on operations for Exel Direct’s network business;
• Ken Mangen, vice president of operations, Exel Direct – Mangen has more than 30 years of experience in the delivery business. He and his team have delivered consistently excellent results and have been intrinsic to Exel Direct’s growth. He will focus on operations for Exel Direct’s dedicated businesses;
• Jeff Francisco, senior director of business development, Retail – Francisco has worked for Exel since 1998 and has progressed through a number of operational, account management and business development roles;
• Greg Kadesch, senior director of operations, Consumer – Kadesch has responsibility for operations for a leading customer network within North America, as well as the Southwest region. He joined Exel in 1989 and has been instrumental in growing the business in the Southwest; and
• Steve Odom, senior director of operations, Consumer, Americas – In his new position, Odom continues operational responsibility for operations in the Western region. He has 20-plus years of third-party distribution experience with multiple customers in food distribution and logistics operations.