Cloverleaf Cold Storage is announcing an executive realignment to facilitate continued growth for the privately held company that is the 8th largest public cold storage in North America. Curtis Mastbergen has been named Vice President of Operations and Vernon Rose has been appointed Vice President of Sales.

Mastbergen, who has been Vice President of Finance and Administration since joining the company in 2002 and President of a regional Midwestern bank prior to that appointment, has been instrumental in the selection and deployment of Cloverleaf’s warehouse management system and overall process improvement.

“Curt’s intimate knowledge of our warehouse management system and his process-driven philosophy uniquely position him to take our operational efficiencies to the next level,” said William Feiges, company principal officer.

Regional operations directors, as well as corporate IT, will report to Mastbergen in the newly established position. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of South Dakota.


Rose, who recently joined the company to work with national accounts, will now provide leadership for all corporate sales activities. He was previously Executive Vice President of Business Development for Americold; from 2005 until earlier this year he was a logistics manager for Smithfield Foods.

“Vern has extensive experience in the nitty-gritty operations of cold storage warehousing, he was intimately involved in executing complex sales initiatives, and he spent the last decade on the other side of the desk working for a major user of warehouse services,” said Adam Feiges, a principal officer of Cloverleaf.

All regional sales representatives will be reporting to Rose. He attended Indiana State University and majored in special education.