Queensland-based cold carrier, JD Refrigerated Transport, has appointed a Cold Storage General Manager.
Steve Johnstone was officially announced as the latest member of the JD Refrigerated Transport team this week.
Described as a passionate, solution-driven logistics professional, Johnstone has over 30 years of experience in the cold storage and refrigerated transport industry and a reputation for building strong customer relationships with local, national, and multi-national clients.
For the past 15 years, he has dedicated himself to growing a private family-owned cold storage facility with in excess of 25,000 pallet spaces.
As a qualified refrigeration and air conditioning technician, Johnstone has developed his understanding of mechanical and compliance requirements for refrigeration transportation and cold storage operations.
JD Refrigerated Transport Director, Joe Joseph said Johnstone’s values and passion for refrigerated logistics couldn’t be a better fit for the company.
“As the JD Transport business continues to grow, one of my most important roles is to ensure we are attracting and retaining the very best people,” he told Prime Mover.
“Equally important is that these people embody the customer centric values our business was built around. I am very excited to have Steve join the business,” said Joseph.
Joseph noted Johnstone had an exceptional focus for servicing customer requirements regardless of the complexities involved.
“His knowledge and expertise in the transport and cold storage sector is well known but his strong work ethic, collaborative style and genuine desire to see people succeed and customers prosper makes him the perfect addition to the JD Leadership Team,” said Joseph.
Johnstone told Prime Mover he was excited to be joining JD Refrigerated Transport.
“Having been involved in cold storage and distribution for over 25 years, I see the opportunities and challenges presented to staff, customers, and suppliers in the ever-changing growth of supply chain,” he said.
“My hands on approach to servicing customers requirements whilst managing our people aligns strongly with what JD Transport has been built on,” said Johnstone.
“JD Transport’s vision of building exceptional relationships with their customers to supply compliant on time logistics solutions is what has attracted me to the business. I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the business as we strive to implement logistic solutions to food processors and manufacturers.”