LEADERSHIP TEAM

Brendan D. Dickinson

Brendan D. Dickinson

President & CEO

Brendan served on bluedrop’s Leadership Team for three years before acquiring the business with Mark Dickinson in January 2014. He currently serves as bluedrop’s President and is responsible for the overall leadership, operation, growth and strategic direction of the company.

Brendan attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management where he played lacrosse and is an Alumni of Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Brendan serves on the Board of Advisors for One Life at a Time, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and under-employed individuals within the community. Brendan is also a President's Circle member at South Shore Hospital and serves on the South Shore Hospital Golf Committee and South Shore YMCA Golf Committee. Professional affiliations include the National Automatic Merchandising Association, Water Quality Association, National Restaurant Association, Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Quincy Chamber of Commerce and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.


Mark C. Dickinson

Mark C. Dickinson

Chairman

Mark currently serves as Chairman of the Board at bluedrop, recently acquiring the business with Brendan Dickinson in January 2014. He is the President and Founder of Dickinson Development Corporation, a commercial real estate development and property management firm that has, since 1980, successfully developed over three-million square feet of commercial property including office parks, shopping centers, hotels, and industrial buildings throughout New England and Florida. Prior to starting Dickinson Development Corp., Mr. Dickinson served as Director of Leasing and Director of Development for Grossman Industrial Properties, Inc. of Braintree, Massachusetts.

Mr. Dickinson is a 1969 graduate of Amherst College (B.A. American Studies) where he played football and served as the president of the rugby club. He also attended Boston College’s graduate business school in the early 1970’s. His professional affiliations have included the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. He is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the South Shore YMCA which recently opened in 2014. He is also former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Inly School in Scituate, MA and is currently President of the Board of Bay State Community Services in Quincy, MA, a large social services agency. Finally, Mr. Dickinson is a member of the President’s Circle of the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA.


Ken Kellaway, Jr.

Ken Kellaway, Jr.

Vice-Chairman, Founder

Ken currently serves as bluedrop’s Vice-Chairman and plays a large role in the strategic positioning and direction of the company. Ken is currently the Co-Founder, President and CEO of RoadOne Intermodal Logistics, North America's largest intermodal transportation company and warehouse workforce solutions provider, with over 5,000 associates and drivers and 120 locations nationwide. In his current capacity at RoadOne, Ken is responsible for the overall leadership, vision, strategy, growth and development of the company.

Ken was also one of the founders of RoadLink, the largest provider of intermodal trucking and workforce solutions in the US from 2000 – 2012. Ken served in multiple roles from Chief Commercial Officer to President during his tenure there and helped to develop and implement the strategic vision of RoadLink.

Ken founded Kellaway Intermodal & Distribution Systems, Inc. in 1988, growing the business from a standalone warehousing company to New England’s premier intermodal transportation and terminal services operation. Over a 10-year period, Kellaway became New England’s largest, full-service logistics company offering “Single Source Logistics Solutions” to both international shipping companies and importer/exporters alike. Kellaway was selected as an INC. 500 company two years in a row.

Ken also founded E*Fill America in 2002 which is now one of North America’s largest capacity providers of warehouse/distribution space with over 50 Million square feet and over 100 locations nationwide. He received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in 1985 and his MBA from Babson Business School in 1987. He lives in Norwell, MA with his wife and 3 children.


Keith A. Whitestone

Executive Vice President

Keith is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of multi-faceted consumer products experience, with over 20 years at senior leadership and management levels. His vast professional background includes both domestic and international experience with Fortune 500 companies, mid-level companies, entrepreneurial and start-up ventures. He has specific expertise in the following areas: Sales, Sales Management, Business Development, Marketing, Distribution, Operations, Strategic Planning, Business & Execution Plan Development, Financial Management, and Capital Raise.

Keith has demonstrated ability and skill to develop strategies that deliver volume, market share, profit, margin and equity growth. His specific beverage industry experience includes: carbonated soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, new age products, functional beverages, and waters and juice/juice-related products. Keith's extensive product and category platform experience includes: branded, private label, control label, contract pack, and vending. Keith has held senior corporate sales, field sales and marketing positions with Polaroid Corporation, Philip Morris, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Quaker Oats and Foto Fantasy, Inc. He has also held senior management positions at Total Quality Beverage, Inc., and Xstream Beverage Network, Inc., both start-up/entrepreneurial-branded beverage companies focused on sales, marketing, merchandising, distribution and consulting in the New Age Beverage category. Keith is a graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.


David Hull

Vice President, Business Development West

David has worked as the VP in Business Development West since 2012. David's extensive network of relationships in both the retail and hospitality sector has proved successful in developing long-term strategic partnerships and generating revenues for bluedrop.

David received BA Hons in Business Studies from Westminster University in London UK in 2003 and started his career in Finance working in the City of London. In 2006, David completed a Masters of Science in Energy Trade and Finance from Cass Business School and has worked within Investment Banking departments for institutions such as RBOS and Fortis Bank.

Since arriving in North America in November 2007, David has successfully worked in partnership with innovative start-up companies active in the Clean Technology sector. His passion and commitment to sustainable product innovation has been recognized by successfully raising capital and developing initial sales channels for a number of Clean Technology companies during their initial growth phase.


Joseph Parece

Controller

Joe is an experienced finance executive with 30 years of experience. He is a results-oriented controller with outstanding managerial and analytical skills. Most recently, Joe was the Controller for Subsalve USA Corporation, an innovator in the design and manufacturing of engineered inflatables since 1977. Previously, he spent 10 years as Controller for Roadlink, USA New England, LLC., a $40M transportation business where he oversaw all aspects of accounting operations including cash management, payroll, accounts payables/receivables, and financial reporting. Prior to Roadlink, Joe was the Controller for Kellaway Intermodal Distribution Systems and was instrumental in facilitating the growth of the company from $0 - $100M in revenues. Earlier in his career he was General Ledger Accountant for Calore Freight System, Inc. Joe is a resident of Pawtucket, RI.