28 November 2017 (Sydney, Australia) – The Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia (RWTA) bestowed the Life Membership Award to Paul Fleiszig, Director Oxford Logistics Group. The Award and Life Membership Medallion were presented to Fleiszig by RWTA Immediate Past Chairman & current Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Chairman, David O’Brien during the Global Cold Chain Summit conducted by RWTA and GCCA in Sydney (October 2017).
“Paul has done so much for the association, so it is truly rewarding to recognise him for his commitment to the organisation and the industry,” O’Brien said. “He is always ready to share his knowledge and is most generous with his time to ensure others in our great industry benefit from his knowledge and expertise.”
Life Membership of the RWTA is bestowed on those members who have made an outstanding contribution to the Cold Storage Association of Australia (1941 to 1993), and to the RWTA (1993 to present day), through their involvement and commitment to the Australian cold chain.
Following his short career as an accountant, Fleiszig joined the family cold storage business in 1994 and has accumulated 23 years of experience across all facets of the cold storage industry. He has been involved in the design and project management of a number of new facilities. He was an active member of the RWTA in Victoria for many years before becoming a member of the Board of Directors. He served as Vice Chairman of the RWTA from 2007–2011, as National Chairman from 2011–2015, and has continued to serve as the immediate Past Chairman since 2015.
Fleiszig recognised that members wanted to contribute and to share ideas about day-to-day issues confronting their businesses. To this end, Paul was responsible for establishing sub-committees to involve and engage RWTA members. His advocacy in this area resulted in sub-committees created to address industry concerns in the areas of pallet management and controllers, transport issues and energy efficiency.
“I am extremely honoured to receive the Life Membership Award,” stated Fleiszig. “To be included in this exclusive group of industry leaders is very much appreciated.”
Read more about past Life Membership Award Recipients here – http://www.rwta.com.au/rwta-life-members/. To view photos from the Summit, visit the Summit post event website – http://www.gcca.org/blog/gallery/global-cold-chain-summit/.