News | January 3, 2019

Pelican BioThermal Hires New Director Of Sales For The Americas

James Klingelhoefer to lead and manage the company’s revenue growth initiatives

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces that James Klingelhoefer has joined the company as director of sales, Americas. In his role, Klingelhoefer is responsible for leading and managing the U.S.-based sales team that will pursue revenue growth opportunities in both North and South America.

Klingelhoefer comes to Pelican BioThermal with more than 12 years of experience in various leadership, sales and customer support roles at both FedEx and World Courier. His most recent position was North American Sales Director for World Courier, where he was responsible for revenue generation and retention and led a team of regional sales directors.

“James brings the experience and energy we need to continue driving aggressive growth targets and ensuring we maintain our customer-centric approach,” said Kevin Lawler, vice president of worldwide sales at Pelican BioThermal. “He will focus on growing our sales in the Americas, both direct and through distribution. He makes a great addition to the team and will allow me to focus on customer strategy for cold chain distribution worldwide.”

Klingelhoefer received his Bachelor of Science degree in aviation administration, air cargo management from Farmingdale State University in New York. He also has a Master’s of Science degree in logistics management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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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 and San Francisco.

About Pelican Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense/military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit or

About Pelican BioThermal
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of thermally protected, temperature-controlled 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 is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’s efforts have received recognition including the U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions and the Made in Minnesota Manufacturing award for supply chain innovators. The company’s customers benefit from its extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature-controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited.

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