Welcome to Lone Star Cold Storage, a privately owned and operated refrigerated warehouse with 2 north Texas locations: Richardson, Terrell. We operate with a simple yet important mission:
To provide a service level to our customers that is often advertised but seldom delivered. Our facilities provide the room, racks, and refrigeration but it is our people who provide the service that sets Lone Star Cold Storage apart from the rest. At Lone Star Cold Storage each individual is considered an important link in creating a team dedicated to uncompromising quality and customer service.
When experience counts, you can rely on Lone Star Cold Storage. Our staff has well over ten decades of experience in the Public Refrigerated Warehousing industry.Learn MoreContact Us
Andrew P. Fisk-CEO and President—Andy was initiated into the cold storage business in 2004 with the purchase of Lone Star Cold Storage. He brings years of business and financial experience to the company. Andy got his start in corporate finance for a major retail food and drug corporation and eventually started a pharmacy benefit management company which was eventually sold to a public company. It was then that Andy got into the food business with the purchase of a food processing company. After purchasing and leasing two food processing facilities for the business, he happened across the public refrigerated warehouse business. He would later sell the food processing business to fully commit to the cold storage business. Andy served as International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) Chapter Chairman in 2013. He started a 3-year term in 2018 as the Southwestern Chapter Representative on the IARW Board of Directors.
Dane E. Bear II—Vice President and General Manager— A 3rd generation cold storage manager with over 20 years of logistics experience. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Dane began his career as Comptroller and later promoted to Process Improvement and Startup Manager for a national cold storage 3PL company. After five years, Dane accepted a position as Quality Manager at a national logistics company that required less travel so he could acquire his MBA. The account was responsible for cross-border operations, manufacturing, distribution and transportation optimization through load planning and execution. Dane was then selected to manage a startup company’s logistics operation for pooled plastic pallet distribution. In 2012, after six years managing this successful startup company, Dane returned to his cold storage roots and joined Lone Star Cold Storage as the General Manager.
Patricia Ann Bronaugh—Administrative Director– Patty came on board in 2016 to help Lone Star Cold Storage improve and strengthen controls for the company’s internal processes. After graduating from college, Patty began work with a national investment firm assisting private investors with their long-term investments and asset protection. In 1994, she had an opportunity to work with the owner of several cold storage warehouses where she would eventually become Vice President of Finance. Patty brings experience to Lone Star Cold Storage in areas such as process management, information systems management and implementation, finance and team development. She was formerly with American Cold Storage.
Jacki Hand—Customer Service Manager-Richardson—Jacki Hand has been with Lone Star Cold Storage since its inception in 2005. Jacki and her team are the direct contact for your order processing, inventory management and billing needs. She brings years of industry knowledge and experience to warehouse customer service. Prior to Lone Star Cold Storage, Jacki worked in the Pharmacy Benefit Management industry.
Mario Gutierrez—Operations Manager-Richardson—Mario got his first job in a cold storage warehouse and never left the industry. As he says, he has worked in all aspects of the warehouse from sweeping the floors to managing a warehouse. He and his team work to provide accurate and efficient warehouse operations while controlling labor and warehouse expenses. Mario previously worked with international shipping operations where he gained experience working with the USDA and exporting products to Russia, Mexico and China. Mario was formerly with Lineage.
Robert Wade—Quality Manager-Richardson—Robert has made a career in the field of Quality Control and Inventory Management. He graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with his MBA and started working as Quality Control Manager for two different national retail operations. Joining Lone Star Cold Storage in 2015, Robert is the management contact for all government and third-party audits and works with the management staff to coordinate safety programs, cycle counts, process safety management and risk management programs. Robert believes that the basic principles from quality management are applicable to all departments not just Quality Control or Inventory Management. Robert previously worked for Toys R Us.
Janie Raper—Warehouse Manager-Terrell— has been in the 3PL industry for 35+ years. She strives to maintain the best in customer service, inventory control, order processing, exporting, Lean 5s and safety. Janie completed “World Food Logistics Organization” (WFLO) at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma in 2002 and served as Southwest Chapter Chairman in 2012 for “International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses” (IARW). Janie oversees the Terrell, Texas facility and looks forward to today’s challenges directed her way to streamline and be as cost effective and safe for both Lone Star Cold Storage’s team and its customers.
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