Jul 28, 2022
Pace International appoints Luke Shepherd as Global Operations senior manager

Pace International, a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, welcomes Luke Shepard as the newest senior manager of Global Operations.

In his new role, Shepard will bring process and quality improvements, strategic sourcing planning, logistics network optimization and customer service enhancements to the global business. He will be based out of the Wapato, Washington plant supporting U.S. operations, global expansion, and diversification plans.

“Our team is very pleased to have Luke on board,” said Rodrigo Cifuentes, EVP and COO, Pace International. “He brings great value to our organization through his expansive background managing chemical facilities, along with manufacturing operations and logistics. His drive for maximizing operational efficiencies will not only benefit our U.S.-based operations, but also our international business as it expands into new countries, crops, and technologies.”

Most recently, Shepard served as Regional Operations director for Dubois Chemicals (formerly BHS Specialty Chemicals), where he was responsible for personnel and operations of three chemical manufacturing facilities and two warehouses on the West Coast, covering diverse areas including strategic planning, procurement, production, repacking, warehousing, distribution and customer service management.

Shepard served in the U.S. Air Force and holds a Master of Science in accounting, project management and business administration. He has a strong track record of process and productivity improvements.


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