Haines today announced the appointments of Douglas Drews as Chief Logistics Officer and Reid McCarthy as Chief Financial Officer.
An accomplished operations leader with extensive experience in nationwide distribution, logistics and supply chain operations for top retailers, Drews joins Haines from Dollar Tree, Inc. Over the past 14 years, Drews led Logistics Services and Support as well as Distribution Center Operations for North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores where he had responsibility for strategic planning, quality control and operational performance. He and his team drove year‐over‐year productivity improvements, streamlining processes and introducing new technologies. Prior to Dollar Tree, Drews held leadership positions at Circuit City, running 14 distribution centers and 28 centralized home delivery service operations, as well as operations and line management positions at Frito‐Lay North America and AM International. Drews has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University.
“Doug has an excellent track record of optimizing operations and building high morale, high performing teams. He will play a key role as we continue to fine‐tune Haines’ operations and build the most cost‐effective, value‐added services for our customers and suppliers,” stated Michael Barrett, President & CEO, Haines. “Similarly, Reid has a proven ability to improve companies’ financial positions and strategic plans. His business and finance leadership has benefited Haines over the past five months as we have continued to strengthen our business. Doug and Reid bring skills and experiences that make us a better team.”
Reid McCarthy has served as Haines’ Acting Chief Financial Officer since September, 2016 and is an expert in business and financial management as well as strategic and organizational planning. Over recent years, McCarthy has led financial performance improvements for several companies implementing growth plans, as a senior executive advisor and acting CFO. From 2006 to 2011, McCarthy was CFO at Topaz Pharmaceuticals where he managed all financial reporting systems, contracts administration, audit functions, and strategic planning, bolstering the company’s financial position ahead of a major new product launch. Earlier in his career, McCarthy was CFO at Graphco Technologies; President and Chief Executive Officer at Atlantic Greenhouses, Inc.; and Vice President of Finance at Trinity Capital Corporation. He has an MBA in International Finance from New York University and a Bachelor in Arts in International Relations from the University of New Hampshire.
“Haines’ ability to bring forward the best products and services for our customers and provide reliable access to a large market for our suppliers starts with having great people; and Haines continues to have and attract great people,” concluded Barrett.