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CSafe Global names Patrick Schafer as CEO

CSafe Global names Patrick Schafer as CEO

CSafe Global’s Board of Directors has named Patrick Schafer as the company’s new CEO. Schafer, previously CSafe’s Chief Financial Officer, steps into the role after serving as the company’s interim CEO since September.   

Bill Mitchell, chairman of PCI Pharma Services and a CSafe Global board member made the announcement to CSafe Global employees at the company’s headquarters and via video conference to its more than 200 employees worldwide. Mitchell said: “Mr. Schafer’s unmatched knowledge and understanding of the industry and the CSafe organization, along with the exceptional rapport he’s built with the team during his 8-year tenure will help him lead CSafe to new levels of success. The entire board believes in this business and we are confident that Mr. Schafer will continue to drive growth and deliver excellent products and service to our customers.”  

Schafer began his career at CSafe in 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer and has been serving as the interim CEO since September 2019. A dual U.S. and European citizen, Mr. Schafer has broad international experience having spent part of his career living and working in Europe.

“CSafe is an extraordinary company – one that I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead,” said Schafer. “We have the best products in the industry, the best service and support, and the best team of innovative thinkers in our space. I have no doubt CSafe will continue to be the premier provider of cold chain shipping solutions and I am thrilled to help our entire team around the world work toward our goals.”

With the executive team now in place, the industry can expect to see much more from CSafe in the coming months and years. Schafer added, “We’ve made significant additions to our team and have rapidly expanded our active container fleet. We have an unrivalled global footprint and are eager to share our world-class cell and gene solutions and our new artificial intelligence platform. We are poised to not only fulfil current customer demand, but also provide exceptional solutions well into the future.” 

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James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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