Fabio Fonseca (Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda., Jandira, São Paulo, Brazil) was named the 2016-2017 Chairman of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Board of Governors on April 19, 2016. As the new chairman, Fonseca plans to focus on expanding the reach of the organization and building up the international presence of WFLO.
“Members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance already represent over 1/3 of the existing 5 billion cubic meters of cold store capacity around the world,” Fonseca said. “This presents an exciting opportunity to grow our membership base by enhancing our resources and building relationships with cold chain companies in new parts of the world.”
The WFLO is the research and education arm of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and dedicates itself to the development of the world’s food systems, specifically in relation to the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of perishable products to the global community. With a focus on feeding the world, WFLO organizes projects in developing countries through which GCCA members provide expertise in the building and enhancement of temperature-controlled warehouses, transportation, and logistics services.
Other new WFLO officers elected were Vice Chairman Nick Pedneault (Congebec Logistics, Québec City, Québec, Canada), and Treasurer Paul Henningsen (Henningsen Cold Storage, Hillsboro, Oregon, United States).
New board members elected to serve three-year terms on the WFLO Board include: Brian Kyle (Burris Logistics, Lakeland, Florida, United States), Kirk Peterson (Unisea Cold Storage, Redmond, Washington, United States) and Naudé Rademan (CCS Logistics, Cape Town, South Africa). Steve Tippmann (Interstate Warehousing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States) was re-elected to serve another three-year term as an WFLO Board Member.
Michael Jahncke (Virginia Tech, Hampton, Virginia, United States) was re-elected to another three-year term as the Scientific Advisory Council’s representative on the WFLO Board.
New officers and board members of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), were named during a general session at the annual 125th IARW-WFLO Convention, April 16-19 in Las Vegas.
Download a photo of Fabio Fonsesca – Caption: 2016-2017 WFLO Chairman Fabio Fonseca, Director, Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda.