Packard consistently speaks about growth and how quickly they have seen it come in the past few years. This year looks to be the same with an abundance of talent poised to join their team.
With that in mind, Packard is excited to announce the addition of Larry Golen to their management team. Larry will be assuming the role of Vice President of Channel Development. This new role will utilize the unique skill set that Larry has refined over his widely successful career in refrigeration, construction products and specialty materials, just to mention a few. Many of the companies Larry has worked for you will recognize…General Electric (GE) , Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and most recently Heatcraft Refrigeration Products.
This position will work closely across several departments including product development, sales, and marketing. Larry will assist the executive team with strategic planning and implementation. The objective for this role is to expand programs and products to increase sales in some of Packard’s lower performing channels where they believe they have an opportunity for future growth. This position will also explore new channels and will work through all aspects of the business methods required to compete, while respecting our existing customer base.
While with Heatcraft, Larry served as the Vice President and General Manager for North and Central America. From the Stone Mountain office, he was charged with optimal performance for the commercial refrigeration products business serving the food industry as well as a variety of applications in industrial, healthcare and other markets. Prior to Heatcraft, Larry was the Vice President and General Manager for North, Central and South Americas for W.R. Grace & Co., out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here he owned the overall performance in the Americas for the construction products business that served the concrete, cement, building envelope (waterproofing, air/vapor barrier) and fire protection building materials markets.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in Technology from Bowling Green State University where he was later honored with the Accomplished Graduate Award, he also earned a master’s degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Dallas.
Larry and his wife, Chris, make their home in Alpharetta, GA.
Contributed by Susan Kirkland, President of Packard
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