IARW Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Chairman ​​​

Manuel Cabrera Kabana, Director, Friopuerto Investment, S.L., Barcelona, Spain

Vice Chairman

Michael J. McClendon, President International Operations & EVP, Network Optimization, Lineage Logistics, LLC, Novi, Michigan, United States


Jason Dreisbach, President, Dreisbach Enterprises, Oakland, California, United States

Immediate Past Chairman

Ron Buford, President & Regional Partner, RLS Premier, Fort Worth, Texas, United States


Directors At Large

  • Larry Alderfer, President & CEO, United States Cold Storage, Camden, New Jersey, United States
  • Mauricio Barrera, Chairman, Qualianz, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
  • Ina Botha, Executive Director, Commercial Cold Storage (Pty), Cape Town, South Africa
  • Rich Burke, President & COO, KPAC Cold Storage, Wilmington, California, United States
  • George Chappelle, Chief Executive Officer, Americold Logistics, Atlanta Georgia USA
  • Russell Leo, CEO, RLS Logistics, Mt.Laurel, New Jrsey, United States
  • Piet Meijs, VP of Business Development, NewCold Breda, The Netherlands
  • Tim Siddiq, Chairman & CEO, MWCOLD, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • John Tippmann III, VP Sales Strategy, Tippmann Group - Interstate Warehousing, Fort Wayne Indiana USA
  • Sean Vanderelzen, Chief HR Officer, Lineage Logistics, Novi, Michigan USA


Regional Representatives

Heartland Scott Albers,  President, Nor-Am Cold Storage, Elwood, Kansas, United States
North Atlantic Nicholas P. Pedneault, President & CEO, Congebec Logistics, Inc., Quebec City, Canada
Pacific Tim Ludwig, President, Bradner Cold Storage, Langley, BC, Canada
Southeastern Karen Reece, Vice President, Eskimo Cold Storage, Gainesville, Georgia,   United States
Francisco Moura, CEO, Superfrio Logística Frigorificada, Ribeião Preto, SP, Brazil  

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