CSafe company history

In 1979, the company—then called Energy Storage Technologies—was founded in southwest Ohio by a father and son missionary team. While abroad in underdeveloped countries, they witnessed death and suffering due to the spoilage of life-saving biologics, vaccines, and medicines—spoilage caused by poor temperature management during transit. After returning to the United States, they were determined to address the need for improved cold chain packaging and began developing and manufacturing high-performance (VIP) insulation to ensure that patients around the world would have access to thermally stable, life-enhancing pharmaceuticals.

In 2005, after years of growth and success, the company acquired AcuTemp Thermal Solutions, later merging with CSafe LLC in 2012 to form CSafe Global. In 2016, CSafe Global acquired Kalibox, continuing to broaden its commercial footprint in Europe and expand its portfolio of cold chain packaging solutions.

Today, CSafe Global is the only full-line provider of both active and passive cold chain packaging solutions addressing the temperature management needs of pharmaceutical and life science companies around the globe.


CSafe mission, vision, and promise

  • Mission

    To provide peace of mind through our offering of best-in-class temperature management solutions for the delivery of life-enhancing products.

  • Vision

    To be the indispensable global partner for the successful delivery of temperature-sensitive, life-enhancing products.

  • Promise

    We are committed to protecting what matters most to you so that patients can receive what matters most to them.


CSafe achievements

Our advancements in thermal management and cold chain solutions include:

  • Best-in-class ThermoCor® Vacuum-Insulated Panels (VIP) technology offering nearly 10 times greater thermal protection than competing insulation materials

  • Industry-leading fleet of active air cargo containers equipped with innovative air recirculation and temperature management technologies

  • REPAQ® retest and reuse program maximizing customer value and reducing overall supply chain packaging costs by 40%

  • Preventive Maintenance Rebuild (PMR) program to ensure a fleet of modern, high-performing active containers maintained in peak operating condition


CSafe management team

Jeff Pepperworth
Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Pepperworth is responsible for CSafe's strategy for growth and profitability, for the vision of the corporate brand, and for the company’s operations. Mr. Pepperworth joined CSafe Global as Chief Executive Officer in March 2018.

Mr. Pepperworth brings more than 20 years of experience in business and financial management of successful global companies, including UPS and Cleveland Clinic. His broad executive management experience has spanned supply chain, transportation, manufacturing, product innovation, and patient, consumer, and business services.

Prior to joining CSafe Global, Mr. Pepperworth was president of Healthcare Services for Inmar, where he guided tremendous growth in pharmacy and medication services for the industry. Previously, Mr. Pepperworth was with Cleveland Clinic, where he was Senior Director of Materials Management and was directly responsible for modernizing the delivery, procurement, and material handlings systems for the global organization. Mr. Pepperworth has also been with UPS as the Senior Vice President of Global Logistics and Distribution.

Jeff Pepperworth holds a B.S. degree from Purdue University and an AMP from Harvard Business School.

Patrick Schafer
Chief Financial Officer

Pat Schafer joined CSafe in March 2012 as a member of the Senior Executive Team. He guides strategy development and execution and is responsible for Finance, Treasury, Tax, Information Technology, Purchasing, and Human Resources.

Mr. Schafer has held senior-level positions in both the United States and Europe, most recently as Vice President of Finance for Clopay Plastic Products, a leader in hygienic films. Prior to that, Pat lived in Dusseldorf, Germany, and was the Director of Global Finance for the Henkel Chemicals (Cognis) Group. Pat began his career in public accounting with Coopers and Lybrand.

Pat has a B.S. degree from Miami University and an MBA from Duke University.

Thomas Weir
Vice President, Global Operations

Tom Weir leads CSafe’s engineering, service, supply chain, manufacturing, and quality teams. Mr. Weir joined CSafe Global as Vice President of Global Operations in June 2017.

Tom brings more than 15 years of executive experience leading global engineering and operations teams. He has extensive global experience leading teams in Europe, Ukraine, Mexico, and Asia. His industry experience includes aviation, cold chain logistics, payment systems, and clinical trial technology. During his career, Tom has successfully led transformational strategic initiatives in operations, new product development, manufacturing, and service. Tom’s professional experience includes technical leadership roles at Boeing, United Technologies (Sensitech division), and Crane Payment Systems (formally MEI).

Tom holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas University and an MBA from Rockhurst University. Tom also completed executive leadership training at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Brad Jennings
Vice President, Global Marketing

Brad Jennings is responsible for marketing strategy, product management, and ensuring an optimal network of airline and freight forwarder business partnerships. Brad joined CSafe Global in July 2017.

Brad has a unique professional background in which he spent 23 years in Europe, Asia, and Africa, with most of this time serving in senior-level marketing, commercial, and GM roles in the pharmaceuticals and biologics sectors. His life science and healthcare experience spans more than 20 years and has included key leadership and management roles with Novartis Vaccines, Novartis Pharma, Baxter Healthcare, and Baxalta.

Brad earned a B.A. degree in both Biology and Business Administration from Austin College (Texas), and an IMBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Arizona), where he had a dual concentration in International Marketing and Finance.


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