Nathan Storey to Transition to President and CEO, Kevin Rowles to Move into a Role as an Advising Member of the Storage Solutions Board of Directors


Storage Solutions Inc. (SSI) announces that current President, Nathan Storey, will move into a dual President/CEO role, with Kevin Rowles transitioning into an advising member of the Storage Solutions Board of Directors.

Rowles has been with Storage Solutions for 28 years and has served as President since 1995. He assumed the CEO role from Founder Craig McElheny in November 2020 when the company began partnering with private equity firms Merit Capital Group and MFG Partners. In early 2022, Rowles transitioned to focus on the CEO responsibilities solely, and Storey took over the role as President of Storage Solutions.

As Rowles reflected on what factors have made Storage Solutions great for so many years and how to stay on our current trajectory, he shared, “Commit to a continuous improvement mindset, have a great work ethic, take care of the customer, and take care of your fellow SSI family.”

Storey has been with Storage Solutions since 2006, serving as an Account Manager, Project Manager, Operations Manager, Vice President of Operations, Chief Operations Officer, and President. With Rowles stepping into a role as an advising member of the Storage Solutions Board of Directors, Storey will now operate in a dual role as both President and CEO of Storage Solutions.

In his first company address as CEO and President, Storey gave a call to action. “As we march towards our vision, we should focus our lenses through our company’s core values. Each and every day is an opportunity to get better, and we get to do it with some awesome people.”

Founded in 1978 as Penco Products of Indiana, Storage Solutions has grown to be a leader in integrating material handling and automation solutions for warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers. Since being named President of SSI in 1995, Rowles has overseen the company’s headquarters relocations to Westfield in 1998 and again in 2008, the opening of its Kansas City office in 2002, its transition to becoming an ESOP in 2013, and its acquisition in 2020. More recently, Storage Solutions acquired SNC Solutions and EMIT, Inc. in 2022 and was acquired by Jungheinrich AG in early 2023.

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