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Welcome to Storage Solutions, Ashley Pericone!

We are thrilled to welcome Ashley Pericone to the Storage Solutions team! She joins us as a Project Coordinator out of our Westfield office.

Ashley graduated with a degree in Sports Administration from Louisiana State University (LSU) in May 2021.  Two weeks after graduation, she packed up her life and moved to Indianapolis with her boyfriend, Aaron, and dog, Stella! Her family still lives in Louisiana, and she visits whenever possible. Before joining Storage Solutions, she previously worked for the Athletx Sports Group. Her role consisted of creating contracts, booking reservations, and accounts receivable tasks.

Ashley enjoys going to the gym, playing with Stella, trying new foods, and exploring new places. She also finds joy creating custom designs with her Cricut. She can design shirts/sweatshirts with your pet on them!

What are you most excited about with working at Storage Solutions?

“The thing I am most excited about with working for Storage Solutions is getting to know everyone, learning all of the new information that goes into the job, and being able to grow with the company.”

 

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Welcome to Storage Solutions, Josh Clark!

We are excited to welcome Josh Clark to the Storage Solutions team! Josh joins us as the Vice President of Project Management & Sales Support out of our Westfield office.

Josh graduated from the University of Dayton in 2002 with a Political Science degree and from Michigan State University in 2017 with a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. He has worked in various industries, starting in the military onto manufacturing, consulting, supply chain management, and healthcare. Every position he’s held has had some flavor of project management and process improvement.

Josh is happily married with three kids and two dogs. He’s approaching the 20-year mark of service in the Army, both active duty and in the reserves. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys traveling, backpacking, and visiting breweries. Josh is a fan of all kinds of music! His top 3 concerts of all time, and they’re a dead tie, are Garth Brooks, White Zombie, and Luciano Pavarotti. A few life highlights for Josh include the birth of his daughter, not dying in a helicopter crash (yikes!), and the fantastic wildlife he’s seen in nature – humpback whales, wolves, elk, bears, sharks, etc.

What are you most excited about with working at Storage Solutions?

“I love finding solutions and building teams. In a growing company like Storage Solutions, there’s always a new opportunity to tackle, and I’m excited to get started building for the future with all of the great people I’ve met so far.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Welcome to Storage Solutions, Jill Williams!

We are thrilled to welcome Jill Williams to the Storage Solutions team! Jill joins us as a Project Manager out of our Westfield office. Jill graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Supervision and Leadership. She’s spent the last 18 years at thyssenkrupp Aerospace, tkA. She has held numerous roles with tkA, from Customer Service Supervisor, Lean & Safety Manager, and multiple functions in between. Her last position was as the Operations Supervisor. She helped facilitate rack and warehouse layout changes, a Warehouse Management System change, and a facility move.

Most nights, you’ll find Jill driving her girls (ages 8 & 10) to and from dance and other activities. She loves reading, watching sports, working on home improvement / organizational projects, and working out. Jill and her family love all Purdue sports and enjoy going to games when they can! She’s also found the time to volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the past eight years.

Something you may find surprising; Jill ended her Lebanon High School varsity golf career with a hole-in-one! She doesn’t get to play often anymore but always enjoys it when she gets to.

What are you most excited about with working at Storage Solutions?

“Getting to know all the different Jills! I am thrilled to put my experience with a huge 3PL and all my years in warehousing to use differently. I’m excited to learn and do something different than what I’ve spent the first half of my career doing.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

 

Welcome to Storage Solutions, Kyle Dingledine!

We are excited to welcome Kyle Dingledine to the Storage Solutions Team! Kyle joined our Westfield team, working remotely in Florida, as a National Account Manager.

Kyle attended the University of Findlay and double majored in Business Management and Marketing as well as a double minor in Operations/Logistics and Human Resource Management. He has spent the last 17 years in the material handling industry primarily selling forklifts and warehouse-related products.

Outside of work, Kyle loves sports. He attended college on a full-ride basketball scholarship! He also enjoys concerts, festivals, & traveling. Two of his favorite travels include Europe and Thailand. Kyle is the godfather to all 5 of his nieces and nephews. He has lived all over the country and appreciates the experiences gained from their regional cultures. Kyle’s motto, “From your front door to your dock doors, I can provide you with almost everything in between.”

What are you most excited about with working at Storage Solutions?

“Focusing on providing cost-effective solutions to end users’ storage issues. Also, working in a goal-oriented and team environment.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Welcome to Storage Solutions, Claire Konz!

We are thrilled to welcome Claire Konz to the Storage Solutions team! Claire joins us as a Solutions Engineer out of our Westfield office. She graduated from Purdue University in 2021 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Her previous position was in an e-commerce fulfillment center for a large retailer. She focused on process improvement efforts and effectively utilized a robust labor management system.

Claire has lived in Indiana her entire life & grew up on a small farm near Indianapolis. She enjoys baking items such as pie (crust and all) but especially making her onion scones. They won her championship at the county fair! Claire plays the violin and has since the age of 6. One interesting fact about Claire, she is a 4th generation Purdue engineer. Boiler up!

What are you most excited about with working at Storage Solutions?

“I am most excited to be able to work in a job where I can use my favorite parts from my favorite classes in school. I am also looking forward to being able to use those skills to enable impactful change for our clients.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

 

Welcome to Storage Solutions, Renn Martin!

We are thrilled to welcome Renn Martin to the Storage Solutions team! Renn joins us as a Project Manager out of our Westfield office.

Renn is a recent Indiana University Kokomo grad with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. His previous job was as a project manager for a property management company overseeing renovations from start to finish of rental properties throughout central Indiana.

He grew up in a small town called Amboy and graduated from Oak Hill High School in 2018. Renn recently got engaged and is excited for that next chapter in his life. Renn enjoys staying active with many different sports such as disc golf, basketball, and volleyball outside of work. He also spends quite a bit of time watching F1 Racing and binging several other tv shows on various streaming platforms.

What are you most excited about with working at Storage Solutions?

“I am most excited to work for a company that gives its employees tools to be great at their job and grow both in and outside of work. I am also looking forward to working with so many different people and to continue to build on the fantastic company culture.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!


Welcome to Storage Solutions, Steve Sharkey!

We are excited to welcome Steve Sharkey to the Storage Solutions Team! Steve joined our Kansas City team as a National Account Manager.

Steve was born and raised in Kansas City. He graduated from Avila University in Kansas City, where he studied advertainment & public relations. After graduation, he worked as a Producer/Office Manager for a local Farmers Insurance agency. Most recently, he spent the last ten years as an Accountant Executive with Freightquote by CH Robinson. His role was to help save on shipping through modes and solutions.

Steve has two kids, Grace (13) and Hunter(12). He enjoys fishing and being outdoors! Additionally, spending time at his lake house. Although, most of his time is spent watching/chauffeuring his kids to their sporting events. Steve was very athletic growing up and played 12 years of rugby for the Kansas City Blues, a local men’s rugby club. He also comes from a large family. He’s the 17th grandchild out of 24 on his dad’s side!

What are you most excited about with working at Storage Solutions?

“I am most excited to learn all about the company/industry and also to form strong relationships with coworkers.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

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Welcome to Storage Solutions, Lauren Zak!

We are pleased to welcome Lauren Zak to the Storage Solutions team! Lauren is the new Director of Business Development. She will be working remotely from Cleveland, Ohio.

Lauren was born & raised in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. She studied marketing & business administration at Kent State University & graphic design at the University of Akron. Lauren spent the last seven years at Concept, Ltd., a B2B sales agency focused on the material handling industry. There she worked to diagnose, build strategy & execute solutions to overcome business obstacles related to marketing, business development, sales process & CRM adoption.

In her free time, Lauren loves to cook & make craft cocktails, enjoys tending to her 50+ houseplants, frequents her yoga studio, & spends summers in her garden or on the beaches of Lake Erie. She’s excited to join SSI’s skilled & experienced team and is unmistakably focused on continuous improvement & company growth!

What are you most excited to gain from working at Storage Solutions?

“I hope to build trusting relationships with the Storage Solutions team & work collaboratively towards the common goal of growing our business.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

 

Welcome to Storage Solutions, Nick Bower!

We are thrilled to welcome Nick Bower to the Storage Solutions team! Nick joins us as a Project Manager out of our Westfield office. He graduated from Purdue University in 2020 with a degree in Selling and Sales Management. His last job was with Sherwin-Williams as an Assistant Manager. There, he helped manage a Sherwin-Williams retail paint store. He was on the front lines servicing customers while also working behind the scenes on product inventory, generating sales leads, and more.

Outside of work, Nick enjoys playing with his Cavapoo, Nash. One of his newest hobbies is riding his Peloton! He tries to get a ride each morning to start his day off right. Nick is also a very friendly extrovert. He loves talking and working with others toward a common goal.

Nick’s motto is “forget about the past, live in the present, and focus on the future. Mistakes are made, and sometimes you will fail, but dwelling on the past does no good. You learn from it and move on.”

What are you most excited about with working at Storage Solutions?

“I am most excited to work with my colleagues on projects and provide the best solutions tailored to each customer’s specific needs.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

 

Welcome to Storage Solutions, Lisa Calderon!

We are excited to welcome Lisa Calderon to the Storage Solutions Team! Lisa joins us in the Accounts Receivable role out of our Westfield office.

Lisa’s experience consists of 6 years at KIWI-TEK, a medical coding company.  There she was the Accounts Receivable Manager but also assisted in several other areas such as AP and HR.  Lisa originally majored in Opera and Music Theater but switched to Human Services via Ivy Tech.

When she’s not working, Lisa enjoys spending time with her 11-year-old daughter courtside at her basketball games.  She also sings and hopes to get involved in local theatre again one day.  A few other hobbies of Lisa include collecting soap and being outdoors!  Lisa’s personal motto: “If you want to be somebody else, change your mind.”

What are you most excited about working at Storage Solutions?

“I am most excited about being challenged and learning new things. This company is growing rapidly, and I am excited to grow with it.”

Are you interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!