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Cadence McShane Selects McConnell to Lead Food and Beverage Construction Initiatives

June 23, 2014

Will Hodges, President of Cadence McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce Patrick L. McConnell joined the firm as Business Development Manager - Food and Beverage, providing strategic leadership and pre-construction expertise for the firm’s growing food and beverage opportunities. McConnell offices at Cadence McShane’s headquarters in Addison, Texas overseeing the pursuit and implementation of food and beverage projects on a local, regional and national basis.

McConnell is a highly-respected food and beverage industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in roles with Golden State Foods and PepsiCo Food Systems and as a third-party consultant at GoldCold Concepts. Throughout his career, he gained considerable insights and perfected his expertise on various expectations and requirements of profitable food and beverage operations including sustainable and LEED-Certified facility design and construction, workflow automation and optimization and advanced equipment and warehousing solutions.

As Principal Consultant at GoldCold Concepts, McConnell provided third-party consulting services to manufacturing and distribution companies seeking unique solutions to efficiency optimizations and cost saving initiatives.  As Senior Director of Operations Development for Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified foodservice suppliers in the country, he identified and implemented efficiency solutions across 19 facilities to better support productivity, warehouse procedures, transportation systems, safety and service to a substantial client base that included McDonald’s, Starbucks and Chick-fil-A. 

“We are delighted to welcome Pat McConnell to the Cadence McShane organization as our food and beverage industry leader,” remarked Hodges.  “Given his extensive experience and proven track record, I am confident that Pat will provide the integration of new construction with improved plant operations to yield higher productivity, operational savings and greater return on investment for our prospects and clients.  He is also an important contributor to our future growth and strategic planning within the food and beverage market.” 

McConnell attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) following the attainment of a Bachelor of Environmental Design.  He can be contacted at: 

Patrick L. McConnell, Business Development Manager – Food and Beverage
Cadence McShane Construction Company
5057 Keller Springs Road, Suite 500
Addison, TX  75001
972.239.2336 (main) 
972.776.5427 (direct)
972.239.1214 (fax)