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KOM International names two new senior partners

MONTREAL, Que.– KOM International Inc. has announced  the appointments of Vincent Canonico, and Peter Reed as new Senior Partners at the company’s corporate headquarters.

Canonico has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain, logistics, warehousing and distribution and has worked on logistics mandates in fifteen countries for clients in grocery, consumer goods manufacturing, building supplies, agricultural, apparel, pharmaceutical, small appliances, and packaging.  His experience also includes grocery retail, construction management consulting, cement manufacturing, and technology transfer.

Prior to becoming Senior Partner with KOM, Canonico developed a network modeling solution geared specifically for the high-assortment nature of retail and wholesale distribution.  For the last 8 years, this solution, AGILE, has been successfully applied in the analysis and design of logistics networks, the company said.

Reed’s corporate career in logistics, warehousing and distribution spans 38 years of hands-on experience in various roles with the leading Canadian grocery retailer, Sobeys; including over 20 years as Vice President of Logistics Engineering with full responsibility for the development of the company’s Logistics Network of over 20 distribution centers.

Reed has always stayed abreast of leading edge developments in the Logistics industry resulting in some of the first installations of warehouse management systems and engineered labor standards in the grocery industry in Canada. During his corporate career Reed worked to establish and expand the Sobeys network including 3 fully automated, state of the art, distribution centers, and 4 DCs built to LEED standards which have led to his reputation as a leader in the field of distribution automation.