Regulatory Exec joins Honeycomb Cargo
April 21, 2017
Honeycomb Cargo, LLC announces the addition of Kipton Wills to the team. He will serve as the Director of Regulatory Affairs at Honeycomb Cargo and be responsible for guiding the company through regulatory compliance and industry acceptance.
Kip served as the Director of the Central Region of the Office of Hazardous Materials Enforcement within the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration at the US Department of Transportation from 2013-2017. He oversaw a staff of investigators and outreach personnel who provided training, enforcement and oversight for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in the 12 Midwest states. Kip has personally responded to nearly every major crude oil train derailment in the United States in the last three years and has been the PHMSA representative on multiple NTSB investigative teams.
“We are delighted to have Kip join our team” states Joe Parrilli, CEO and Founder of Honeycomb Cargo. “His experience as a subject matter expert in the regulatory environment including midstream logistics and the safe transportation of hazardous materials such as crude oil, ethanol, natural gases and radioactive materials will be a great asset to our team.”
Kip has over 25 years of emergency response experience in wild land fire, law enforcement and hazardous materials fields. In addition to being a former Bureau of Land Management Firefighter and current Liaison Officer for the Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team, he is also a former Radioactive Materials Inspector, tactical team member and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer with the Idaho State Police and Boise Police Departments. He teaches WMD/Post Blast courses for the US Department of Homeland Security as well as numerous accident investigation, hazardous materials, radioactive materials courses and tactical medic courses for law enforcement, EMS and fire agencies.
The regulatory experience Kip gained through PHMSA and through 25 years of practical experience working with real time issues related to the transport of hazmat via tank cars will be invaluable to Honeycomb Cargo.
“We are excited to leverage his knowledge and experience as we dive deeper into a challenging regulatory environment.” says COO and Co-Founder Brad Avery. “We look to Kip to guide us through the organizational, structural and executable steps that we must take in order to gain regulatory compliance and industry acceptance.”
Kip attended Brigham Young University where he majored in international relations and rangeland management. Honeycomb Cargo is proud to have Kip on board and we look forward to working with him as we navigate the regulatory waters that influence the transportation of hazardous materials across the continent and around the world.
Hazmat Tank Car Expert joins Honeycomb Cargo
March 27, 2017
Honeycomb Cargo, LLC announces the addition of William L. Barnholt, Jr. to the team. He will serve as the Director of Design & Maintenance at Honeycomb Cargo and be responsible for the development and management of our inspection, maintenance and NDT processes & procedures.
Bill served 9 years in the US Army and is a veteran of two separate tours in Viet Nam. He is also a veteran of the Safety Training Industry and has in-depth knowledge of various federal regulations; i.e., Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). He has been “working with tank cars since 1993” and managed 2 fleets exceeding a total of 1,000 tank cars. His work in this area focused on “the study of tank car anatomy, the purpose of the parts and many other aspects”. He served as the Manager of Hazardous Material Railroad Operations for 4 shortline railroads for 3 years and the General Manager of one shortline railroad for 9 years.
“We are excited to have Bill on our team” states Joe Parrilli, CEO and Founder of Honeycomb Cargo. “As a subject matter expert in tank car anatomy and design he brings great value and industry insight to our team.” Bill brings more than 24 years of industry experience including the last 6 years as a certified hazardous materials instructor for the Fire Safety Technology group of the State of Idaho where he teaches Hazardous Materials General Awareness and Operational Level Emergency Response to the state's emergency responders/fire fighters. He also served as a certified Technician Level Emergency Responder for 8 years with specialties in Railroad Tank Cars and Chlorine.
“Bill’s diverse and extensive experience will be a great complement to our company. We look forward to developing comprehensive and detailed inspection, maintenance and testing processes and procedures together” says COO and Co-Founder Brad Avery. “We believe he will bring us the in-depth knowledge that we need to ensure that our products can be managed effectively and efficiently around the world.”
Honeycomb Cargo is delighted to have Bill on board and we look forward to working with him on the development of inspection, maintenance and testing practices for our products.
Mechanical Engineering Pro joins Honeycomb Cargo
August 4, 2015
Honeycomb Cargo, LLC announces the addition of Eric Wrobley to their executive team. He will serve as the Chief Mechanical Officer at Honeycomb Cargo and be responsible for the engineering and design of Honeycomb Cargo's innovative hazardous material packaging and transportation solutions.
Eric has extensive engineering experience in the design and manufacture of both passenger and freight rail vehicles. His background covers both the construction of new vehicles and the modification and rehabilitation of existing equipment. During his tenure with Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, Eric held a variety of engineering positions, with responsibilities covering engineering management, engineering design, production engineering, inspection, and testing of freight rolling stock.
In 2002, Eric left Thrall Car (acquired by Trinity Industries) and entered the consulting industry. Since becoming a consultant, Eric has gained extensive knowledge of the rail industry including transit vehicle engineering. Eric earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
“Eric’s extensive experience in the rail car industry will be instrumental in keeping Honeycomb Cargo on the right development track” says Joe Parrilli, CEO and Founder of Honeycomb Cargo. “We know Eric to be a thoughtful, methodical and self-motivated professional. His experience with engineering designs for solid design principles, manufacturability and cost reduction including prototype designs will serve us well.”
COO and Co-Founder Brad Avery states: “We are excited to have such a highly motivated engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in the rail car manufacturing arena on board. Eric brings an expertise to the team that will allow us to progress efficiently and effectively in our design and implementation.”
Eric will begin immediately to create value for Honeycomb Cargo in his new position.
Logistics Expert joins Honeycomb Cargo
In The News
July 10, 2015
Honeycomb Cargo, LLC announces the addition of John Godfrey to their executive team. He will serve as the Chief Logistics Officer at Honeycomb Cargo and be responsible for implementing Honeycomb Cargo’s innovative hazardous material transportation solutions within the logistics industry. John brings a unique combination of logistics, manufacturing, environmental engineering, and regulatory experience to the table. His background includes 3PL Management, Inventory Planning, Warehousing, Distribution, Sea/Air/Land Transportation, Customs Administration, Export and Purchasing.
John began his career as a field geologist and environmental engineer with Integrated Science & Technology, Inc., spending three years in Italy working for Foster Wheeler and Eni S.p.A.ENI. John has additionally interfaced with government environmental regulatory agencies, for clients such as ExxonMobil, Chevron and Agip. He also worked for Accenture as a supply chain management consultant, for clients including Halliburton and Sprint Nextel. He spent the last 9 years at Pirelli Tire North America serving most recently as the VP, Logistics, NAFTA Region for Pirelli Tire North America, supervising 3PL management, supply chain, warehousing, distribution, intermodal transportation, customs administration, exports and purchasing.
John is recognized as “an effective logistics executive with successful track record in building consistent, dynamic and executable processes for international supply chains and procurement processes”. He is “known for his vigilant focus on reducing cost trends without compromising service levels.”
“We are very fortunate to have John on our team” states Joe Parrilli, CEO and Founder of Honeycomb Cargo. “His background and experience will fold in well with Honeycomb Cargo’s goals and objectives. While we build our company to provide a safer and more reliable transportation channel we need people like John to ensure that our business and the solutions we deliver are also very cost effective and that we are always trending toward optimization.”
COO and Co-Founder Brad Avery adds: “We are thrilled to have John join our team and look forward to an exciting future together. “We believe he will bring the right blend of logistical discipline and expertise to the Honeycomb Cargo family. These skills will translate into a very positive and cost effective customer experience.”
John will begin immediately to create value for Honeycomb Cargo in his new position.
IT Veteran joins Honeycomb Cargo
In The News
June 25, 2015
Honeycomb Cargo, LLC announces the addition of John Loresch to their executive team. He will serve as the Chief Information Officer at Honeycomb Cargo and be responsible for the development and management of our data storage and communications infrastructure. John is a veteran of the information technology industry. Originally from the Chicago he is in the process of relocating his family to the Atlanta area to join Honeycomb Cargo.
“We are excited to have John on our team. He is a very capable and dedicated professional and his participation will be of significant value to our organization” says CEO Joe Parrilli.
John’s professional background includes 15 years in the IT industry as a Systems Engineer working for a Managed Service Provider. The majority of his time in the IT industry was spent consulting, designing, implementing and maintaining networks for small to medium size companies. Through hard work and dedication he earned more than a dozen professional certifications with vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and VMware.
John’s involvement with Honeycomb Cargo will be to ensure that our messages and commitments are clear, concise and transparent and that our intellectual properties and our customer, partner and investor data is secure and protected.
John has already made significant contributions to Honeycomb Cargo and will start in his new position effective immediately.