February 14 2023

J Hinchey
Westfalia's John Hinchey | 2023 Rock Star of the Supply Chain

YORK, Pa.— February 14, 2023 — Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of warehouse automation solutions, announces that John Hinchey, Vice President of Sales, has received the 2023 Rock Star of the Supply Chain award. Food Logistics recognized Hinchey for his dedication to supporting the global cold food supply chain through leveraging automation in warehouse and distribution centers.

The Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award recognizes industry leaders who promote workforce development, solve supply chain disruptions, and mitigate global cold chain risks. For the past few years, cold chain organizations have felt unprepared to navigate temperature controlled storage logistics, capacity concerns, and labor shortages. John’s cold chain initiatives have helped businesses achieve reduced operating costs, increased productivity, lowered energy consumption, and minimized time spent in harsh working conditions. Westfalia’s data-centric approach provides insight to our customer’s operations, enabling John and his team the ability to develop optimized warehousing solutions with the right balance of automation to support each facility’s unique needs.

During his time at Westfalia, John has helped revolutionize the cold warehouse automation industry by:

“I’m proud to be recognized for making an impact on the cold chain automation industry," Hinchey said. "After 23 years, I’ve learned that collaboration and communication are key to achieving complex process improvements. Together, my team and I create automation solutions that are compact, flexible, and uniquely designed to optimize productivity. Our goal is not to use automation to replace labor, but to determine the right balance between labor and operational enhancing tools. Westfalia will continue earning the trust of our customers, understanding their business needs and honoring the commitments we make.”

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ Jan/Feb 2023 print issue as well as online at www.FoodLogistics.com.

2023 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain