Press Release - For Immediate Release
Contact: Maggie Owens | Marketing Director | Burris Logistics
Burris Logistics Adds Three New Members to its Board
Issue Date: August 3, 2017
MILFORD, DELAWARE — Burris Logistics, a national leader in controlled-temperature food distribution, has further strengthened its position in the industry with the appointment of three esteemed new members to its board of directors.
Founded in 1925, Burris serves customers with one of the largest and most sophisticated controlled-temperature food distribution operations in the country, continually building on its legacy of integrity, quality and dependability.
This almost century-long established family business is the go-to distributor for major national retailers.
Burris credits its success to the outstanding contributions of its workforce and the guidance from its nine-member board, which includes five respected outside business executives and four knowledgeable family members.
Among those joining the board this month are Cathy Pulos, the vice president and chief people officer at Wawa, Inc., a privately held company that operates more than 750 convenience store/gas stations along the Eastern Seaboard.
At Wawa, Pulos has been credited for innovations and advances in the design and delivery of workforce services, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits administration, risk management and quality assurance.
Entrepreneur Zach Buckner, with expertise in information technology and e-commerce, is also new to the Burris board.
Buckner and one of his companies, Relay Foods, have been featured in national publications and he is recognized as a leader in the evolving online grocery trade. Buckner brings a knowledge of freight, operations research, machine learning, text analytics, simulation, optimization, and computer architecture to the board table.
The newest family member to join the board is Allison Burris Castellanos, an educator and longtime advocate for the Hispanic community.
Castellanos has taught English as a Second Language at Delaware Technical Community College for 17 years. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware, and for many years has held leadership positions on the boards of La Esperanza Community Center, La Red Health Center and El Centro Cultural.
With the appointment of Castellanos, who replaced her father, Howard Burris, the transition of fourth-generation Burris family members overseeing the business to the fifth generation is completed.
Other Burris family on the board include Brad Hoopman, Scott Burris and Donnan R. “Donnie” Burris. Donnie Burris has been Burris Logistics’ chief executive officer since 2010.
They are joined by Chairman Jeffrey “Jeff” M. Swain, Eleuthère “Thère” I. du Pont, and Bob Koerner.
In addition to Howard Burris, those departing the board are James L. Murray and Marvin “Skip” N. Schoenhals.
Burris Logistics offers more than 60 million cubic feet of freezer warehousing space in 15 strategic locations along the East Coast. Each warehouse is capable of developing custom storage and transportation programs that are uniquely designed to meet individual customer needs.
This 92-year-old business has built a solid reputation through its culture, workforce and commitment to customers.
About Burris Logistics
Established in 1925, and celebrating a 90-year milestone, Burris Logistics operates an expanding network of temperature controlled warehousing and distribution centers from Florida to Massachusetts. This fifth-generation, family-owned enterprise provides leading edge logistics, transportation, and supply chain solutions coast to coast through four distinct operating divisions: Burris Custom Retail Distribution, Burris PRW Plus (Public Refrigerated Warehousing), Burris Transportation and Honor Foods (a redistributor of frozen, refrigerated and dry food service products). For more information about their trend-setting logistics and deep-rooted values® please visit www.burrislogistics.com.