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GCCA and RLS Logistics Launch the Anthony M. Leo WFLO Scholarship
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and RLS Logistics are honored to announce the creation of the “Anthony M. Leo WFLO Scholarship.” In recognition of all of Tony’s contributions to the association and the industry, the scholarship will provide the opportunity for individuals working in the third-party cold chain logistics industry to participate in the three-year WFLO Institute training program.
“Before his passing in March 2021, Tony was a highly engaged member of the association serving as Treasurer of the IARW Board of Directors, participating on numerous committees, and presenting at events,” said Matthew R. Ott, President & CEO, GCCA. “He was a passionate advocate for training and educating the next generation of future cold chain leaders and it is our hope that this scholarship will allow his love of the industry to live on.”
- Lori Cogit, RLS Logistics
- Andy Fisk, Lone Star Cold Storage
- Bryan Hedge, RLS Complete
- Jason Lafferty, SnoTemp
- Charlie Newell, Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company
- Frank Plant, San Diego Refrigerated Services
- Mike Pokel, Midwest Refrigerated
- Tim Siddiq, MW Cold
About the Global Cold Chain Alliance
Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. For more information, visit: www.GCCA.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Tony Leo
The Global Cold Chain community lost a valued and respected leader – Anthony (Tony) Michael Leo, CEO of RLS Logistics, on March 11, 2021. He was active in the business community and local charities and was serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) at the time of his passing. As CEO of RLS Logistics, Warehouse Group, Tony was instrumental in helping RLS Logistics become one of the largest family-owned cold chain logistics providers in the Northeast. Devoted husband and father, Tony enjoyed bringing his family to various business events all around the world. His sense of humor and wit was enjoyed by family and friends alike. Tony was well respected by his industry peers and colleagues. He truly loved nothing more than spending time with his family and working on the growth of the family business.