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World Food Logistics Organization Elects 2017-2018 Board of Governors Chairman and Officers

(ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 11, 2017) – Nick Pedneault (Congebec Logistics, Québec City, Québec, Canada) was named the 2017-2018 Chairman of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Board of Governors on April 25, 2017. As the new chairman, Pedneault will focus on growing the industry and bringing attention to GCCA and its members as experts in the world’s temperature-controlled supply chain.

“Before we achieve the organization’s strategic goal of growing the industry, we first need to become leaders and champion efforts to build a stronger, more robust cold chain,” Pedneault said. “I believe that GCCA can do this through the wealth of resources and best practices our members have already developed combined with the international project work taken on by the WFLO.”

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 Paul Henningsen (Henningsen Cold Storage, Hillsboro, Oregon, United States), and Treasurer Don Dick (Dick Cold Storage, Columbus, Ohio, United States).

Adam Forste (Lineage Logistics, San Francisco, California, United States) was elected to serve a three-year term on the WFLO Board.

Dan Kaplan (Cloverleaf Cold Storage, Sioux City, Iowa, United States) and Mike Pokel (Midwest Refrigerated Services, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States) were re-elected to three-year terms.

Arne Martinsen (Transmar Ltd, Tiburon, California, United States) and Kirk Robertson (Terra Vista Capital, Washington DC, United States) were re-elected to three-year terms as WFLO Public Members.

New officers and board members of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), were named during a general session at the annual 126th IARW-WFLO Convention, April 22-25 in Dana Point, California.

View a complete list of IARW and WFLO Board Members.

Photos of the 2017-2018 IARW and WFLO Chairmen:

  • Download a photo of Nick PedneaultCaption: 2017-2018 WFLO Chairman Nick Pedneault, President, Congebec Logistics, Québec, Canada
  • Download a photo of the 2017-2018 IARW and WFLO Officers – Caption: 2017-2018 Officers of the IARW Board and WFLO Board of Governors (from l to r) – Nick Pedneault, WFLO Chairman, Congebec Logistics; Paul Henningsen, WFLO Vice Chairman, Henningsen Cold Storage; Don Dick, WFLO Treasurer, Dick Cold Storage; Doug Harrison, IARW Vice Chairman, VersaCold Logistics Services; Andy Janson, IARW Treasurer, Hanson Logistics; and David O’Brien, IARW Chairman, Doboy Cold Stores

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Contact: Laura Poko, Director of Marketing & Communications, GCCA at +1 703 373 4300 or lpoko@nullgcca.org.

WFLO dedicates itself to the proper handling and storage of perishable products and the development of systems and best practices for the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of food to the people of the world. WFLO is an official Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, which serves as the focused voice of the cold chain industry, representing 1,300 member companies in 75 countries. For more information about IARW and GCCA, visit www.gcca.org.

Monday, May 8, 2017