GloryBee Hires VP of Supply Chain

December 13, 2022by Jennifer Touchette

GloryBee Natural Foods, a honey packer and natural ingredients supplier in the food and beverage business since 1975, is excited to announce that Ray Kernagis has started as its new Vice President of Supply Chain. Mr. Kernagis is a global supply chain operations executive with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of industries and comes most directly from Johnstone Supply where he served as VP of Operations.

“Ray is a solid leader and innovator,” said Alan Turanski, President and Beekeeper at GloryBee. “Having worked closely with Ray in the past, I’m so pleased to have him join the team at GloryBee to upscale our supply chain infrastructure and build out our logistics capabilities in order to improve our access and service to clients.”

GloryBee is investing in strengthening its supply chain throughout the United States and continues to broaden its import business sourcing from more than 30 countries worldwide. GloryBee is also expanding efforts domestically and building important relationships with beekeepers and growing distribution facilities in key regional strongholds.

“GloryBee has always impressed me as a company with a conscience,” said Kernagis. “I’m excited to be working with Alan and the broader team to really embrace continued growth for GloryBee across the nation and beyond. We’re investing heavily in innovative logistics, while also maintaining the highest standards of excellence for customer service.”

Mr. Kernagis is responsible for all aspects of the GloryBee Supply Chain from raw material through delivery to the end customers; he will also be responsible for managing and sourcing all forward logistics including company-owned or third-party logistics (3PL) operations.

Mr. Kernagis holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mr. Kernagis has built start-up branches and established warehouse and delivery strategies, developed strategic plans to increase customer profitability, supported organizational acquisitions of international businesses, and developed strategic supply chain operations for facilities, systems installation, and automations in shipping. 

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