June 17, 2021

The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the leading association promoting excellence in the temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics industry, and the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the education and research foundation for IARW, are pleased to announce their 2021-2022 Board Members. The IARW-WFLO Officers were elected by the IARW and WFLO Boards during their recent meeting in April. The IARW and WFLO Board Members were elected via electronic vote by each organization’s membership in May.


As a result of the challenges posed to the organization by the global pandemic and the need for stability in volunteer leadership, the IARW Board of Directors voted to re-elect Ron Buford, Premier Refrigerated Warehouse, as the 2020-2021 IARW Chairman. Manuel Cabrera Kabana, Friopuerto Investment, S.L., will continue his service as IARW Vice Chairman. In addition, the IARW Board approved Michael J. McClendon, Lineage Logistics LLC, as IARW Treasurer, filling the seat held by Anthony M. Leo, RLS Logistics, who served as IARW Treasurer before passing away in March. Andrew B. Janson, President, MTC Logistics, will remain as IARW Immediate Past Chairman.


Newly elected members for the IARW Board of Directors for three-year terms are Nicholas Pedneault, Congebec Logistics, Inc. (North Atlantic Regional Representative); Carlos V. Rodriguez, Americold Logistics, LLC; and Rick Vine, Lineage Logistics, LLC (RWTA Representative).


The WFLO Board also voted to re-elect Brian Beazer, WCS Logistics, to serve as the 2021-2022 Chairman of WFLO Board of Governors. Daniel Kaplan of Polaris Cold Storage and Rack Builders Inc. will continue to serve as Vice Chairman and Greg Laurin with Conestoga Cold Storage, will continue to serve as Treasurer. Paul Henningsen of Lineage Logistics, LLC will continue to serve as Immediate Past Chairman. Newly elected members for the WFLO Board of Governors for three-year terms are Justin Brandt, Nor-Am Cold Storage and Marty Steinmetz, United States Cold Storage.


Visit the GCCA website to view complete  IARW and WFLO Board Rosters .