IRTA Elects 2017-2018 Officers and Directors

(ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 22, 2017) – New officers and directors of the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) were announced during a Board of Directors meeting which took place at the Global Cold Chain Expo in Chicago, Illinois.

Robert Fay (President, Florida Freezer, Fort Myers, Florida) was elected as the 2017-2018 Chairman of IRTA. Debbie McDowell (Director of Business Development and Customer Service, Seaonus, Jacksonville, Florida) was elected as Vice Chairman and Todd Lanter (Director of Transportation, Henningsen Transportation Services, Scranton, Pennsylvania) was elected Treasurer.

“The work accomplished by the IRTA board in the past few years has been remarkable,” Fay said. “With the release of the new Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide, they have put IRTA and its members at the leading edge of convening key stakeholders and creating tangible resources that address regulations and will make our industry stronger. My predecessor left some big shoes to fill and I’m excited to jump in alongside such a hard-working group of change-makers.”

New board members elected to three-year terms include: Scott McIntosh (Senior Vice President & General Manager, VersaCold – North America Transportation Solutions, Surrey, British Columbia), Richard Patenaude (Director of Logistics, Congebec Logistics, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario), Ned Runser (Operations Manager, Hall’s Warehouse Corp., South Plainfield, New Jersey), Brian Webb (Senior Vice President, Business Development, JB Hunt, Lowell, Arizona, USA), and Brandon Woods (Vice President, Refrigerated Transport, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas).

Greg Bryan (Senior Vice President, Transportation, Lineage Logistics, Irvine, California), Barbara Pratt (Director, Maersk Line, Florham Park, New Jersey), Chris Mnichowski (President, CTI Freight Systems, Bucyrus, Kansas), Keith Mowery (Vice President, Transportation & Logistics, United States Cold Storage, Inc., Voorhees, New Jersey), and Eric Olafson (Associate Director for Global Trade, Port Miami, Miami, Florida) were reelected to three-year terms.

Established in 1994, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) is an international, nonprofit organization serving the refrigerated transportation industry. IRTA is committed to promoting and strengthening the refrigerated and transportation logistics industry. IRTA ( is a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, which represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics.

View a complete list of IRTA Board Members

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2017-2018 IRTA Chairman, Robert Fay, Florida Freezer

Monday, August 21, 2017