About Us – OLD

A Message From the President

My passion is teamwork. During the past 25 years, I have enjoyed working with associates, customers, investors, and partners to implement “Win-Win-Win-Win” strategies throughout the cold chain. More than ever, winning strategies require collaboration and treating each other as we would members of our own family. I am proud to be a Founder of Agile Cold Storage. Our foundation is built on prior successes in giving teammates a safe, respectful place to work and in servicing customers as if we were members of their team. Agile means, “able to move quickly and easily.” We are easy to work and do business with. Technology and automation will play a key role in Agile’s growth. For our team members, it will help us provide a better, safer work environment where they can be trained for tomorrow’s jobs, not yesterday’s. For our customers, technology and automation help us provide consistent, superior service at the most efficient prices.


We are not going to be the largest cold storage operator; we are solely focused on being the best. We are not looking for customers; we are focused on long-term partners. Our coworkers are not employees of a generic corporation; they are the lifeblood of our organization and critical members of our corporate family. I cannot wait to introduce you to the Agile Way.



Our Team

Fred Davidenko

SVP, Information Technology

About Fred

Fred has 12 years managing Manufacturing, warehousing and 3PL environments, 10 years managing enterprise-level technical environments experiencing heavy transformation and overseeing EDI, software development, integrations, infrastructure and business-critical applications across the US as well as supporting EU and UK environments. Contact him at fred@agilecoldstorage.com


Why Agile?

“Agile means working with a team that adapts, incorporates & adheres to values and strategies that allow our customers and employees to branch out and reach their potential.”

Craig Cardwell

SVP, Conventional Operations

About Craig

Craig has 25 years of experience in the cold storage industry, serving as a co-owner of Nashville Refrigerated Services from 1997-2014, Vice President of Southeast Distribution for Nordic Cold Storage from 2014-2015, and Vice President of Southeast Distribution for Agro Merchants from 2016-2018. Contact him at craig@agilecoldstorage.com


Why Agile?

“Agile Cold Storage is an opportunity for us to bring new levels of service to our customers which will enhance their experience. It means being able to work with a dedicated experienced team that will work hard for our associates, and our customers.”

David Apseloff


About David

David is a CPA with more than 30 years of experience as a chief financial officer in private and public companies, primarily with businesses owned by private equity firms. He previously served as CFO of Nordic Cold Storage from 2011-2015 and CFO of Agro Merchants Group 2015-2016. Contact him at david@agilecoldstorage.com


Why Agile?

“Agile Cold Storage is an opportunity to partner with industry veterans and build a world class refrigerated warehouse company.”

Don Schoenl


About Don

Don has spent 25 years in cold storage and refrigerated food industries, serving as President of Nordic Cold Storage from 2001-2015 and President of Agro Merchants – North America from 2015-2017. Don is also the former President of World Food Logistics Organization. Contact him at don@agilecoldstorage.com


Why Agile?

“Agile Cold Storage exist because our founders and partners share a vision of a refrigerated warehouse company that provides the best service for our customers and a safe, respectful place for highly motivated people to work.”

Darrell Mckinnon

Chief Engineer

About Darrell

Darrell has over 42 years of experience of both hands-on doing and leading maintenance and industrial trade teams that maintained, repaired, upgraded, renovated, and constructed refrigerated warehouses. Darrell’s career included almost all areas of engineering, operation, and maintenance of every element associated with refrigerated and dry grocery warehouses. Darrell began his work in the refrigeration trade with Munford Refrigerated Warehouses as he went to technical school and on to college. From there, Darrell worked for companies such as The Kroger Company, Rich’s Products, Galaxy Logistics, and Nordic Cold Storage before coming to Agile Cold Storage. He has managed several facility expansions and was the project manager for several facility renovations and major system upgrades. Most recently, he helped design, layout and manage the construction and expansion of the Nordic Pooler, GA facility near Savannah that has recently been acquired by Americold.


Why Agile?

Agile exists because we realize that customers need flexible and sustainable personalized solutions in their supply chain that will be accomplished by very dedicated and experienced folks utilizing the latest and greatest ground breaking technologies as well as proven methods rather than the normal cookie cutter solution from impersonal mega cold storage companies.

Our Partners

AIMPERA Capital Partners, LLC

AIMPERA is a private investment firm that seeks to invest in asset-rich operating businesses in partnership with management. The firm looks to create value in businesses essential to the framework of American lives. AIMPERA focuses on pre-institutional sectors in the North American lower middle market. It targets opportunities with downside protection, stable income and growth potential while utilizing a repeatable, process-driven value creation model. To learn more, visit www.aimpera.com.

Continental Grain Company

CGC is a privately‐owned global investor, owner and operator of companies with more than 200 years of history across the food and agribusiness spectrum. CGC focuses on building platforms that leverage its strategic expertise in food production, processing, and distribution-to-source proprietary deals, working alongside trusted partners and supporting strong management teams. It concentrates on investment and operating plans that create enduring value and a sustainable, efficient and nutritional food supply chain. To learn more, visit www.continentalgrain.com