MATT KOHNKE NAMED PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT NEWBERRY TANKS
West Memphis, AR August 10, 2020 – Intentional innovation continues at Newberry Tanks and Equipment LLC with CEO Chris Long’s announcement today that Matt Kohnke, formerly CFO of Freight Car America, has been hired as President and Chief Operating Officer.
After a transitional period, CEO Long will focus on Newberry’s “New Thinking” innovation, strategy, and culture. Long commented, “I am elated to have such an exceptionally talented and qualified manager join our team. Matt brings leadership talent to our team to continue our record of quality, success, and growth.”
Kohnke possesses 17 years’ experience as a senior executive at manufacturing and distribution companies, where he developed a reputation for enabling partnerships within and outside the company for maximum profit. His duties at Newberry will include oversight of the company’s lean manufacturing process to ensure quality and employee safety, as well as meeting customer needs. Kohnke’s duties will include further streamlining Newberry’s new expedited delivery options, even as the company’s footprint continues to expand at a pace 52% higher than industry average.
Kohnke added, “I am very excited to join the Newberry Tanks team. We have a significant opportunity to expand our market penetration and grow the business nationally. With a high level of focus on safety and quality, we will work with our customers to be the preferred supplier of tanks and accessories to them. Our goal is to provide exceptional products to our customers on a prompt delivery schedule, which is critical to meeting their needs.”
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For more than 90 years, award-winning Newberry Tank and Equipment has been manufacturing quality aboveground and underground steel tanks for the American Supply Chain and every branch of the U.S. military. The “Think Tank” of Oil and Petroleum storage, Newberry Tanks is intent on innovation: offering tanks on demand, dedicated customer service, turnkey solutions, and the fastest delivery in the country. *Ask about our Preferred Customer Program