IRTA Names Charles Myers 2013 IRTA Executive of the Year

August 05, 2013
John Williamson (left) presents Charlie Myers (right) with the 2013 IRTA Executive of the Year Award. John Williamson (left), Chairman of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, presenting Charles Myers (right) with the 2013 IRTA Executive of the Year Award.

The International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), which represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics, named Charles Myers, General Manager, Freight for, as the recipient of the IRTA Executive of the Year Award. Myers received the award on stage from IRTA Chairman, John Williamson, Director, E.L. Johnson Sons and Mowat during the GCCA Assembly of Committees meeting in Washington, DC, July 27-30.

The annual award recognizes an individual in the refrigerated transportation industry who has made a significant contribution to the industry by fostering innovation, resolving industry issues, or improving the industry's image and efficiency.

Myers was recognized for his continuous improvement and impressive track record of developing cold chain systems in international markets and improving relationships between carriers and warehouse operators.

“As an industry veteran, Charlie has been a catalyst for new online services that have advanced the use of technology within the refrigerated transportation industry, which has improved efficiency and rendered best practices for logistics,” said Williamson. “He is a true innovator”.

As the former director of International Business Development for England Logistics, Myers was responsible for developing relationships with U.S. cold storage companies interested in doing business in China. He also developed the dry and cold logistics market for England Logistics in countries outside of North America, with a particular emphasis on China.

“It is really gratifying to take the experience I have gained in more than 30 years in the business and apply it to help emerging markets develop their cold chains and the quality of the food in those nations,” said Myers.

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