RANDYS Worldwide Names New COO, Director of Distribution Operations

Everett, Washington-based RANDYS Worldwide, parent company of Yukon Gear & Axle, USA Standard and Zumbrota Drivetrain, has hired Ted Caldwell as its new chief operation officer and Tim Spiller as its new director of distribution operations, the company announced.

Caldwell is stepping into the COO spot, a new position at RANDYS targeted at creating scalable operational structure, processes, scaling and systems, optimizing warehouse growth, system automation and supply chain management, the company said.

Caldwell comes to RANDYS with a background in operations, logistics, supply chain and manufacturing engineering positions throughout the industrial, aerospace, automotive and defense industries.

“RANDYS is proud to enhance our overall management strength by introducing a senior leader with global operations experience,” said Kevin Kaestner, president and CEO of RANDYS Worldwide. “Our business growth and future plans continue to place demands for scalable professional leadership and we are pleased to have Ted come on board to assist and lead in our continued mission to take us to the next level of operations excellence.”

Spiller has been coordinating distribution and logistics involving mass-market fulfillment for 10 years and comes to RANDYS after working with Funko during its expansion in the U.S. Spiller was responsible for setting up the company’s distribution in Europe.

“Tim comes to RANDYS with a unique background of customer focus, supply chain management, multi-warehouse management and most importantly, a background in operations expansion and scalability. We’re all very happy to have Tim come on board with us,” said Caldwell, COO. “Tim’s background is so important to our organization considering our growth initiatives and new market expansion goals. Tim is a world-class person and will make an immediate impact on our organization.”

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