Don Schlimme Future Leader Award

Logo - Don Schlimme Future Leader AwardOrganized by the Global Cold Chain Alliance and its Core Partner the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the Don Schlimme Future Leader Award recognizes outstanding young professionals in the North American cold storage industry. The award is named in honor of Donald V. Schlimme, Ph.D, who passed away in 2012 and was a longtime member of the WFLO Scientific Advisory Committee (1983-2012) and a WFLO Staff Advisor for many of those years. He was an expert in food science and cold storage and was committed to sharing his extensive knowledge.



Winners of the Don Schlimme Future Leader Award

Zeshan Hassan, Congebec Inc.
Michael Fischer, RLS Logistics  2019
Marquel Broussard, New Orleans Cold Storage 2018
Matt Toogood, United States Cold Storage 2017
Colin Longmuir, Henningson Cold Storage Co. 2016
Joey Williams, Nordic Logistics and Warehousing  2015


Award Eligibility

This award is open to all North American employees of IARW warehouse member companies who:

  • Have demonstrated excellence in their work and potential to excel further
  • Have worked within the industry for a minimum of three years
  • Are from any section of the industry including operations, administration, human resources, engineering, accounting, business development, customer service, or management
  • Are available to attend the IARW-WFLO Convention
  • Are available to attend the Global Cold Chain Expo; should they be selected as the Schlimme Award Winner
  • Age 35 or under at time of competition