Quiachon joined A&R in March during a period of rapid expansion marked by three acquisitions within 12 months. Her two decades of experience in industrial hygiene, regulatory compliance and risk reduction helped the business to notably sharpen and scale its health and safety focus. Quiachon has also helped position safety excellence as a strategic driver of growth for the company.
“Dionne has not only advanced the safety operation across our organization, she’s also spearheaded our environmental responsibility efforts and brought a workplace culture of safety to the forefront of our business,” said A&R President, Chris Ball. “These three pillars are core to supporting A&R’s aggressive growth strategy.”
“Seventeen-percent of chief supply chain officers are now women, according to Gartner’s 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey,” said Quiachon. “The launch of the Women in Supply Chain award is a testament to the impact women are having on this industry. I’m honored to be part of this positive transformation and know we’re only at the tip of the spear when it comes to the impact women will have in this space.”
In addition to aggressive growth through M&A, A&R is expanding its physical footprint with two strategically located export facilities set to open during the second half of this year in Charleston and Savannah. The company’s multi-port strategy, infrastructure and deep expertise in export operations provides unmatched flexibility for customers including abundant empty containers, deep water access for the largest container ships and heavyweight corridor access.
Integral to the success of both, Quiachon is overseeing the safety and security planning for the facilities, such as ensuring security access measures, environmental protection and product safety protocol.