National cold storage and logistics service providerUnited States Cold Storage (USCS), Voorhees, N.J., announced two personnel moves to strengthen Midwest operations.

USCS promotedDave Butterfield to Midwest vice president and area manager. The company said it also hiredTerry Sleddas general manager for the company's warehouse and distribution center in Minooka, Ill., outside Chicago.

Butterfield most recently was vice president, national sales. USCS said Butterfield, a Chicago-area native, will build USCS’ presence in northern Illinois, where the company has 23.5 million cubic feet of storage at three sites in Lyons, Minooka and Wilmington. He is responsible for strengthening area operations and growing business with new and existing customers, officials said.

“I am extremely pleased to announce Dave’s promotion,” said David Harlan, USCS president and CEO. “He brings a depth of knowledge from his sales and operations experience and he has a great blend of management expertise coupled with strong people skills.”

Butterfield joined USCS in 1993 as transportation manager for both USCS Lyons and USCS Minooka. Four years later, the company promoted him to manager at Lyons. Butterfield left the company in 1999 for management opportunities at other warehousing companies. He returned to USCS in 2009.

Aligning his management team in the Chicago area, Butterfield announced Terry Sledd’s hiring at Minooka, one of USCS’ largest distribution centers.

“Terry’s strong, hands-on approach to public refrigerated warehouse management will help gain momentum for USCS Minooka operations and provide a firm foundation for continued growth and development,” said Butterfield. “He’s a proven team builder and will coordinate well with Lyons, Wilmington and all USCS facilities.”

Sledd joined USCS this February. He began his career in 1990 and has worked with major public refrigerated warehousing organizations for more than 20 years.