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Cascade president and CEO leaves behind a legacy
Robert Warren Jr. will be retiring from his position on June 15
Andy Anderson (left) and Bob Warren Jr. (right)
Andy Anderson (left) and Bob Warren Jr. (right)

Cascade has announced that effective June 15th, Robert Warren Jr. will be retiring from his position as President and CEO of Cascade Corporation. Warren will continue to remain active in the company, serving as an ambassador for Cascade, along with his new role as elected Chairman of the Board. The Board has named Andy Anderson, previously Cascade’s Executive Vice President, as Warren’s successor. Anderson brings 43 years of Cascade experience to his new position as President and CEO. In addition to Anderson’s longevity with the company and his proven dedication, he offers a shared vision of maintaining Cascade’s commitment to exceeding customer expectations at every level. Warren says, “Andy’s values are an integral part of what built Cascade, and as the new leader, he will continue to ensure the company’s growth and success well into the future.” Cascade has a long and rich history of achievement. Warren’s father, Bob Warren, Sr., started the company (at that time a small machine shop) in 1943 in Portland, Oregon with just four employees. Warren Sr. believed that a successful company has both satisfied customers and satisfied employees, and he worked to build a company that embraced that culture. Now, with over 2,000 employees, in 19 different countries, Warren Jr. retires knowing how he and his father not only built a legacy, but helped shape the entire global material handling industry. Warren’s underlying philosophy is “If we’re not moving ahead, we are falling behind.” He says the Board is confident that under Anderson’s leadership, the company will move ahead into a bright and robust future and he looks forward to continuing his contributions toward those efforts.