Sedlak Announces Kara Ashby as its New President

June 8, 2018 Topics: Announcements, Media, News

President of Sedlak Kara AshbySedlak Supply Chain Consultants, a distribution and logistics consulting firm based in Cleveland, is pleased to announce Kara Ashby as its new president. Just the fourth president in the history of the company, Ashby is the first woman to take the reins at Sedlak.

“This is the perfect time for new leadership as Sedlak celebrates its 60th anniversary,” says Patrick Sedlak, one of the firm’s three principals. “With her vast knowledge and unwavering focus on client service, Kara is absolutely the right person for the job.”

Ashby has been an invaluable member of the Sedlak team for more than 20 years. During that time, she has worked with clients including JCPenney, DSW, DHL, Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Rubbermaid and Parker Hannifin to deliver dozens of successful projects. She loves working directly with her clients and says the relationships she's built with the people she's met in the industry are priceless.

With Ashby’s appointment to the presidency, Sedlak continues its family legacy of exceptional business leaders. Ashby, who is the daughter of former president Jeff Graves and granddaughter of company founder Joseph A. Sedlak, accepted the appointment by saying, “My grandfather founded Sedlak on three principles: family, faith and profession. I’m proud to carry on his legacy.”

Thanks to her industry expertise and long history with the company, Ashby’s vision for Sedlak is clear. “While a lot has changed since I started here, I believe we need to build on our core strengths,” she says. “We know from experience that clients respond when they get to know us. It’s the primary reason the company has been a trusted leader in the industry.

“I have confidence that by working together, we can ensure that the Sedlak name remains respected for many years to come.”

About Sedlak

Sedlak is an end-to-end supply chain advisory firm specializing in distribution and logistics. We combine people, process and technology to develop independent, actionable solutions that deliver consistent performance and drive competitive advantage. Sedlak offers experienced, trustworthy professionals who learn your unique business, mitigate risk, and increase efficiencies and profitability. Delivering Remarkable Experience since 1958. Learn more at

Subscribe For Insights

"*" indicates required fields

By clicking submit below, you consent to allow Sedlak to store and process the personal information submitted above to provide you the content requested. You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time.

Recent Posts
View All

Automation is rapidly becoming essential, not optional, in addressing today’s supply chain challenges. While the main focus of automation has always been on optimizing the picking function, where the majority of labor is required, there are opportunities to utilize AMRs and other automation technologies to improve performance throughout an operation, including replenishment, Value Added Services […]

Having critical financial and operational data will ensure that your company has the data necessary to operate as effectively as possible. That’s why Easy Metrics developed their OpsFM (Operations Financial Management) platform.

GTP, or Goods to Person, is a different way of thinking about warehouse picking that moves items to workers rather than workers to items. It cuts down on fatigue, mistakes, and overhead.

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around for decades, but only in recent years have they become a viable, effective solution for supply chains. Over the last 10-15 years there have been significant changes in the capabilities of AGV offerings.