With 20 years of hands-on business and leadership experience, Wheatley brings with him the acumen to continue the exciting product roadmap that produced Crēdo Cargo, TIC Smart Indicator and Chronos single-use parcel shippers. Moving forward, he will lead the active development of new and enhanced products to be released over the next several years.
Prior to Pelican BioThermal, Wheatley was vice president of engineering and program management with TSI Incorporated, a global company focused on the design and production of precision measurement instruments, and was responsible for leading all product development methods for improved overall performance and output.
“Our customized approach to engineering and design is a key part of our business that requires strong leadership and attention to detail,” said Dave Williams, president of Pelican BioThermal. “As a proven leader with experience in a variety of technology sectors, including medical device technology, we are thrilled to welcome Greg Wheatley as head of our engineering team.”
Wheatley replaces Kevin Valentine, who helped found Cool Logistics in 2000 and transitioned from his role as managing director to Pelican BioThermal’s vice president of product development and engineering when Pelican Products purchased Cool Logistics in 2014. Valentine will continue to work with Pelican BioThermal, as he joins established regional temperature-controlled packaging distributor, Cool Logistics India, as chief technical officer.
Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York, N.Y., and San Francisco, Calif.
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers a wide range of temperature-controlled, thermally-protected packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal develops products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature-controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the Plymouth, Minn.-based company conducts business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited.