LIDD Names Industry Veterans to its Advisory Board

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John Gillespie, Jim MacRae and Jacques Lefresne join LIDD's advisory board

The combined knowledge and experience these gentlemen bring to the table will be instrumentalin ensuring the continued growth of our firm

LIDD Supply Chain Intelligence, ( trusted advisors to leading manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the food & beverage industries, announced today that John Gillespie, former Senior Vice President of Associated Grocers of Baton Rouge, Jim MacRae, former President & CEO of KOM International, and Jacques Lefresne, a financial management consultant with the BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada), have accepted to join the company’s newly created Advisory Board.

“The combined knowledge and experience these gentlemen bring to the table will be instrumental in ensuring the continued growth of our firm,” said Charles Fallon, Principal and co-founder at LIDD. “Whether expanding distribution centers, implementing warehouse management systems or improving the overall efficiency of operations, we will benefit greatly from the strategic focus and guidance they will provide.”

John Gillespie has over 35 years of distribution industry experience across all areas of logistics
operations. He has held several senior management positions with local, national and multinational corporations.

Jim MacRae is a retired supply chain consultant with over 25 years experience; having completed projects for such notable clients as ICA in Sweden, Comptoir Moderne in France, Musgrave’s in Ireland, SuperDeBoer in Holland, Penn Traffic and Grand Union in the United States, as well as Sobeys and Couche-Tard in Canada.

Jacques Lefresne was the VP of Finance for Sunds Defibrator Ltd., before starting his own consulting firm in 1993. Jacques now works with entrepreneurs and SMEs to improve all areas of their financial management.

About LIDD Supply Chain Intelligence

LIDD helps manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers make better investment decisions regarding their supply chain infrastructure. We collaborate closely with clients to ensure our
recommendations are firmly rooted in facts and not rules-of-thumb or gut-feels. With a strong focus on knowledge transfer, we reduce cost and complexity by developing solutions
that can be easily deployed within new or existing operational environments. For more information, please visit our website at and subscribe to our Supply Chain Intelligence Blog.

If you would like more information on our services or to schedule an interview with a LIDD executive, please contact Charles Fallon at (514) 933-8777 ext.102 or email him at

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