Refrigerated Transportation Industry Elects Leadership

August 21, 2020

Arlington, VA — Officers and board members of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), the leading association promoting excellence in the temperature-controlled transportation and logistics industry, were recently re-elected. IRTA is a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

Todd Lanter, Lineage Logistics, Kansas City, Missouri

Vice Chairman
Don Durm, PLM Trailer Leasing, Daytona Beach, Florida

Richard Patenaude, Congebec, Mississauga, Ontario Canada   
Board Members
Greg Bryan, Lineage Logistics, Colton, California
Chris Mnichowski, CTI Freight Systems, Bucyrus, Kansas
Keith Mowery, USCS, Voorhees, New Jersey
Eric Olafson, Port of Miami, Miami, Florida
Barbara Pratt, Maersk, Florham Park, New Jersey
Ned Runser, Hall’s Warehouse, South Plainfield, New Jersey
Brian Webb, JB Hunt, Lowell, Arkansas
Brandon Woods, Refrigerated Transport, Fort Worth, Texas

The full leadership can be viewed here:  IRTA Board of Directors


“The dedication and leadership of these men and women is essential to our efforts in advancing the refrigerated transportation industry forward,” said GCCA President & CEO Matthew Ott, CAE, CMP. “With their input, we will continue to produce the tools, resources and education our transportation members need to preserve the quality and integrity of their customers' brands.”


About the International Refrigerated Transportation Association
The International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) supports the needs and interests of organizations involved in the transportation sector of the cold chain. It fosters good commercial and trade relations between transportation companies, their suppliers, and customers; gathers and disseminates data and information to members; and protects the interests of its members from unlawful and unjust measures and practices. IRTA is a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance. Visit for more information.

About the Global Cold Chain Alliance
Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. Visit for more information.

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