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Nominations are Now Open for the 2018 Don Schlimme Future Leader Award

Now open for nominations, the Don Schlimme Future Leader Award recognizes outstanding young professionals in the North American cold storage industry. This award is organized by the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

Matt Toogood (left) accepts the 2017 Don Schlimme Future Leader Award from Corey Rosenbusch, GCCA President & CEO

The award is named in honor of Donald V. Schlimme, Ph.D, who passed away in 2012 and was a longtime member of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), a Core Partner of GCCA, Scientific Advisory Committee (1983-2012) and a WFLO Staff Advisor for many of those years.

All employees of IARW warehouse member companies at or under the age of 35 are encouraged to apply. Applications consisting of the application form, resume, personal statement, and letters of recommendation should be forwarded to GCCA Director of Talent Development Catharine Perry at by February 12, 2018.

Download the 2018 Don Schlimme Award Nomination Information Packet for a detailed view of the application, judging process, eligibility, and expectations.

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