IARW and WFLO Elect New Officers and Board Members

May 14, 2015

New officers and board members of 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), an education and research foundation for IARW, were elected at the 2015 IARW-WFLO Annual Convention & Expo in late April 2015. 

Angelo Antoci (U.S. Growers Cold Storage, Los Angeles, California, United States) was elected as the 2015-2016 Chairman of the IARW Board of Directors.

Other new IARW officers elected for the coming year were Vice Chairman Eben James (Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada) and Treasurer David O’Brien (Doboy Cold Stores, Hemmant, Queensland, Australia).

New directors-at-large members elected to serve three-year terms on the IARW Board include Fred Boehler (Americold Logistics, Atlanta, Georgia, United States) and Paul Hendricksen (Lineage Logistics, Colton, California, United States).

Ron Buford (Premier Refrigerated Warehouse, Fort Worth, Texas, United States) was elected to represent the Southwestern Chapter, and Charles Newell (Minnesota Freezer Warehouse, Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States) was elected to represent the Heartland Chapter.

Greg Brandt (Nor-Am Cold Storage, LeMars, Iowa, United States) was elected as the 2015-2016 Chairman of the WFLO Board of Governors.

Other new WFLO officers elected were Vice Chairman Fabio Fonseca (Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda., Jandira, São Paulo, Brazil) and Treasurer Nick Pedneault (Congebec Logistics, Québec City, Québec, Canada).

New board members elected to serve three-year terms on the WFLO Board include: Drew Greenberg (Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage, Newport, Minnesota, United States), Greg Laurin (Conestoga Cold Storage, Ontario, Canada), and Mike Lynch (United States Cold Storage, Voorhees, New Jersey, United States).

Brian Beazer (Winchester Cold Storage, Winchester, Virginia, United States) and Dave Stuver (Americold Logistics, Atlanta, Georgia, United States) were re-elected to three-year terms.

For a complete list of IARW and WFLO Board Members visit the Leadership page on the GCCA website located here - http://www.gcca.org/about-us/leadership/

About IARW and WFLO

IARW promotes excellence in the global temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics industry. WFLO delivers education and research to the industry and empowers economic development by strengthening the global cold chain. Both IARW and WFLO are Core Partners of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, which represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. For more information, visit www.iarw.org or www.wflo.org .

Photos of the 2015-2016 IARW and WFLO Chairmen

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Press Contact: Megan Costello, Vice President, Member & Industry Affairs, GCCA at +2022lpl ext. 201 or mcostello@gcca.org .