Ken started from humble beginnings as a piano mover from Saskatchewan. In 1990, he set up shop in Vancouver with a complement of two staff and one truck. His service focus and can-do attitude soon resulted in five trucks and a small warehouse on Annacis Island. It was during this time that Ken’s business instincts recognized an unsatisfied need in the warehousing segment. In 1995, Ken established CDS as a one-stop shop multi-temperature, food accredited, warehousing solution for the food and beverage industry.
CDS-1 was Ken’s first building in Richmond. It boasted 125,000 square feet of freezer, cooler, and ambient storage. Ken was instrumental in the design of his buildings; he made sure every detail served the needs of his customers. A few years later, CDS Transportation and CDS Customs Services were born; these companies were the perfect complement to the business. Fast-forward over 2 decades, and CDS is a premier logistics operator in Canada. With over 800,000 square feet of warehousing coast to coast and over 200 employees, CDS is a full-service asset-based logistics organization. This allows us to provide efficient and cost-effective Supply Chain solutions to the food and beverage industry.
Ken believes his most significant asset is his people; he has surrounded himself with a talented group through respect, diversity, and maintaining a fun environment. “I don’t ask my staff to do something I would not do myself” is a rule he follows diligently. A natural pacesetter, Ken grows his organization by building strong bonds with his teams.
Director of Operations
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Brokered Freight
Vice President, Customs
National Sales Account Manager
Customer Service Manager
Human Resources Manager