IACSC Elects New Officers and Board Members

November 10, 2011

Janet Madden Charles First Woman to Chair Association

WASHINGTON, DC, November 10, 2011 – New officers and board members of the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) were elected at the 31st IACSC Conference & Expo, held November 3-6, 2011 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Janet Madden Charles, the President and CEO of Envirotech Construction Corp. in Brazil, Indiana, USA, was elected as the 2011-2012 Chair of IACSC. Charles is the first woman to lead the association since its founding in 1978.

Wade Hudson, Vice President of Cold Storage Construction Services in Montgomery, Texas, USA, was elected Vice Chairman.

Mark Barrett, Secretary/Treasurer of Controlled Environment Structures in Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA, was elected Treasurer.

New directors-at-large members elected to serve three-year terms through 2014 are Scott Griffin (Griffco Design Build, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA); Jeff Hedges (Dematic Corp., New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA); Steve Mauro (Kingspan Insulated Panels, Modesto, California, USA); and Brad Johnson (MBCI, Houston, Texas, USA). In addition, Past IACSC Chairman Charles Woolley (Coldroom Systems, Inc., Norcross, Georgia, USA) was re-elected to the board of directors.

Elections were held as part of the IACSC Conference & Expo, which is the only event in the world dedicated to temperature-controlled design, construction, engineering, and maintenance. The IACSC Conference & Expo features educational programming and a 30-booth trade show targeted at those building and maintain temperature-controlled facilities. This year’s conference attracted a record-breaking 200 attendees, including a diverse mix of cold storage contractors and suppliers. The event has also attracted a growing number of public refrigerated warehouse operators, food processors and manufacturers, food service providers, and retailers. These food industry representatives are invited to attend the conference at a significantly reduced registration rate.

The 32nd IACSC Conference & Expo will be held November 7-11, 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida, USA. Learn more at www.iacsc.org .

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Founded in 1978, the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) represents contractors and suppliers in the cold storage construction industry. IACSC provides a forum for innovative ideas, promotes standards of practice, hosts professional education programs, and promotes the interests of the industry in political, legal and regulatory arenas. Today, IACSC has members all over the world and is a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance. For more information, visit www.iacsc.org .

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