THE strategic SOLUTION TEAM

The team at NEXTGEN brings deep experience in the supply chain industry with a focus on Operations, Technology, and Equipment. Our goal is to bring our clients the best solutions possible to ensure that you are productive, efficient, and competitive.


Many on our team have more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing distribution systems for companies that span a wide variety of industries—with robust resumes and references that prove our dedication to our clients and the solutions we implement together.

RICK FROEHLICH - PRESIDENT & FOUNDER NEXTGEN DC SYSTEMS

“Unless there’s a business case, our customers are wasting their time,” is Rick’s no-nonsense approach to innovative picking solutions. Over the last 30 years, Rick has been focused on cost effective, innovative picking solutions and has been instrumental in helping clients realize savings, increase productivity, improve order accuracy, and hire/retain the best workers. During his tenure, he co-founded Option III and Velociti Alliance, materials handling solutions companies; and he is the founder of PowerPick International, FastFetch North America and NextGen. In the distribution solutions world, he is known for his integrity, loyalty, and exceptional performance.

CAROLYN MORGAN - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, NEXTGEN DC SYSTEMS

Carolyn is one of the few supply chain marketing/business development professionals who has actually driven a fork truck and performed physical inventories. Her DC career began 30 years ago as an inventory specialist for a small distribution company in western Pennsylvania. With this “real life” experience, she was able to combine her material handling skills with Marketing and Sales at Fisher Scientific. She has since held global supply chain marketing positions with Coopers & Lybrand, PwC, Unisys, Peach State, Fortna, FastFetchNA and NextGen. Carolyn utilizes her deep passion for the supply chain industry as an instrument to help bring value to the market-place.

RICHARD LARSON- PRINCIPAL, WEST COAST WAREHOUSE CONSULTANTS

Richard has 30+ years in the warehouse design business. Initially working as a Regional Manager for a product that maximized storage capacity / minimized the building space required. During the past 15 years, he’s worked as a consultant. Specializing on designing “smart,” efficient warehouse / distribution space(s) and operations. Based in Seattle, Richard recognizes that the two biggest costs of a warehouse operation are the building expense & the labor cost. For the past 15 years he’s focused his efforts on addressing such costs. Helping clients with optimizing their building layout and/or storage design, while creating labor efficiencies, wherever possible. His services include building design, sourcing / supplying the appropriate warehouse materials, building location review / placement (based on Seismic proximity challenges) and Code compliance (for structural, fire & insurance). Richard’s primary focus is to be an advocate for the Tenant / End User.

JEFF WALLER - PRESIDENT & FOUNDER, WALLER & ASSOCIATES

Jeff is a seasoned executive with over 27 years of Supply Chain experience in the Distribution, Transportation and Logistics fields. Jeff’s extensive experience includes working with such giants as WalMart, Lowe’s, Pier One Imports, and International Paper helping them streamline operations and reduce costs. He led the Global Supply Chain Services practice at Big 4 Firm, Ernst & Young where he helped companies improve supply chain processes in Retail, Industrial Products, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Government Contracting, Apparel, and Grocery on three continents. He was a founding member of GroceryWorks.com (now Safeway.com) and was responsible for designing the end-to-end supply chain. His experience also includes designing and implementing various supply chain execution software such as WMS, TMS, Voice Recognition and reporting systems.

GORDON HELLBERG - EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,
WYNRIGHT CORPORATION

Gordon brings a wealth of experience in the Logistics & Material Handling Industry with a 30+ year proven record of success.  He has focused his career on team management, sales, marketing, international business and new business development.  He is committed to effective team building, goal setting and customer satisfaction.  With Wynright he is responsible for oversight of the sales pipeline for the division’s Solution Team.  Gordon has worked with successful sales teams in vertical markets that include Life Sciences, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Cosmetics, E-Commerce, Grocery, Industrial and Transportation.

NATE PAULSON- PRINCIPAL AND VP OF CONSULTING & IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES, INTEGRASOFT

Nate has 21 years of experience in developing and delivering solutions to the Wholesale Distribution industry. Nate’s experience cover’s integrating and connecting solutions between ERP, E-Commerce, Warehouse Managements Systems (WMS), Picking solutions, Credit Cards, EDI, Sales Mobilization, CRM, Rental& Service, Cloud Based Solutions, Business Analytics and more.
Nate’s motivation is driven by his customers’ success through technology and best business practices. Nate’s experience spans hundreds of clients including industries such as Beauty Supply, Brick & Block, HVAC, Pool & Spa, Industrial Supply, Food, Fasteners and several other hard goods distribution industries. His primary focus is process improvement and solutions that will cut costs, streamline operations, enhance productivity and drive growth for his clients.

DR. JOHN "JACK" PECK - CEO, FASTFETCH CORPORATION

Jack Peck co-founded FastFetch in 2006 and reviews all functional and technical designs to ensure all proposals are "best fit" for the client. Dr. Peck is a Professor Emeritus in the Computer Science Department at Clemson University. While at Clemson, he served in a variety of capacities including Chairman of the Department, Director of the Division of Information Systems Development. He worked for many years as a consultant in computer applications for manufacturing and distribution through Foxfire Technologies Corporation, a software company he co-founded in 1987 and sold in 2007. Dr. Peck earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and an MS and PhD degree in computer science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana).

SCOTT EGGENBERGER - DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, PROSHIP

Scott Eggenberger has almost 20 years of experience in the Supply Chain space. His experience runs the gamut, including software technology, equipment, automation, layout, design, modeling, ROI analysis/development, implementation and Project Management. He has been involved with more than 100 projects, with his contribution ranging from individual components to designing and managing the execution of highly automated operations. Scott is uniquely positioned for his role as our team's expert on packaging and fulfillment. Along with the world-class tools that he brings to each project, his understanding of upstream processes and related cost structures result in a "big picture" vision for each project.

BOB FRYE - PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER, FRYE ENGINEERING

Bob’s focus is on providing distribution solutions that work.  Over his 28 year career he has worked within a variety of industries with emphasis on distribution engineering, system integration, supplier relationship management, operations re-engineering, facility & materials handling systems design and warehouse management systems.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience to every opportunity.  His background in systems automation and controls set the stage for advancement early in his career, providing pathways to more challenging opportunities in project management, sales management and other leadership roles. He prides himself in establishing long-term relationships with his clients and working hard to help them achieve their goals.  His well-rounded background allows him to provide highly valued business consultation services designed to meet the specific needs of his clients.

MARC WEAVER - PRESIDENT, AMERICAN SPECIALITY

Marc has combined experience of 40 years in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Management and Sales. He brings a seasoned approach to help his clients improve work flow, ergonomics, inventory accuracy and improved floor space utilization through use of goods-to-person principles. His background and experience in Industrial Engineering and manufacturing make him uniquely able to understand his clients processes and challenges while providing simple solutions that work. Clients range from manufacturing and distribution to healthcare and government.

BRAD MIKES- MANAGING PARTNER, INCENTIVE PAYROLL EXPERTS

Brad brings more than 25 years of experience in managing, marketing, selling and implementing automated unit production (manufacturing) systems, enterprise software solutions (ERP), batch and real-time incentive payroll, standard data costing and engineering solutions in the fashion, sewn products, and related verticals. The reshoring trend and resulting resurgence in domestic manufacturing led him to found Incentive Payroll Experts in 2010. Brad holds a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University and resides in Greenville, SC.