RefrigiWear Scholarship Recipients Announced at WFLO Institutes

ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 29, 2017 – The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), and RefrigiWear, a manufacturer of insulated industrial work wear, accessories and personal protective equipment for use in subzero temperatures, inclimate weather and low-visibility environments, have announced two recipients of the RefrigiWear Scholarship.

Announced at WFLO Institute East, held Feb. 18-22, 2017 in Atlanta, was the recipient of the sixth annual RefrigiWear WFLO Institute Scholarship, Todd Rybicki of Americold. During the WFLO Institute West, held March 18-22, 2017 in Los Angeles, Tom Romanowski of Henningsen Cold Storage was named the first RefrigiWear Scholarship recipient for the West Institute.

“Providing training opportunities for promising leaders in the cold storage industry is a goal of which WFLO places tremendous priority,” GCCA President & CEO Corey Rosenbusch said. “Todd and Tom are both deserving candidates, and we thank RefrigiWear, a proud supporter of WFLO, for its continuous work in making the scholarship possible and creating a second scholarship for Institute West.”

RefrigiWear and WFLO have awarded one student a full scholarship for the tuition and related expenses to attend the WFLO Institutes, the cold storage industry’s premier training event, for the past six years.

Rybicki was selected as the recipient for the WFLO Institute East, where he was recognized during the opening general session and at a dinner held in his honor during the event. Additionally, RefrigiWear brought Rybicki to its manufacturing plant in North Georgia for a tour. Like Rybicki, Romanowski was also recognized during the Institute West opening session and at a dinner in his honor.

Recipients are selected based on their performance, leadership skills, and dedication to the industry.

More information on the WFLO Institutes can be found at

Todd Rybicki (left), Americold, receives the RefrigiWear WFLO Institute Scholarship from RefrigiWear Chief Revenue Officer Ryan Silberman (right) during the 2017 WFLO Institute East.

Tom Romanowski (left), Henningsen Cold Storage, receives RefrigiWear WFLO Institute Scholarship from RefrigiWear Chief Revenue Officer Ryan Silberman (right) during the 2017 WFLO Institute West.


Contact: Laura Poko, Director of Marketing & Communications, GCCA at +1 703 373 4300 ext. 218 or

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 International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC), 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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017