Liberty Cold Leadership Team

Willie Ashford III

General Manager

Willie joined Liberty Cold as our General Manager after our most recent expansion in 2018. He brings with him more than 10 years of experience in logistics, shipping and receiving, and warehouse management.

Friendly, energetic and process-driven, Willie has a passion for customer service and relationship building—a perfect fit for our team and customers. He believes that consistent communication and maintaining an open dialogue are key to solving his customers’ biggest challenges, and loves being a part of a team that’s open to discussing new ideas and different ways to add value to customer relationships.

In his spare time, Willie likes to share his enthusiasm with whomever he meets. As a motivational speaker, he takes pride in his ability to encourage people to step outside their shell and think in new ways.

Jerrod Carlson

Director of Logistics

Jerrod has over 17 years of Logistics experience that began with unloading containers. Over the past 5 years, Jerrod has managed transportation for one of the world’s largest Quick Serve Restaurants.  His passion is driven by creating synergies in the supply chain.  He believes that value is created through extensive analysis that delivers a logistics plan with clear execution guidelines and is built on efficient freight networks.

John Skutta

Sales & Business Manager

John is an experienced sales representative who has been in the food industry for more than 15 years. His extensive knowledge of both cold storage logistics and supply chain management help our customers develop the best strategies for their frozen, refrigerated and dry storage needs.

John has served in many roles throughout his career, but at Liberty Cold, he leads our team in developing new partnerships and working with our cold storage customers. His insight, hard-working attitude and friendly demeanor make him a great fit for our team—and an unbeatable resource for yours.