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Cold Chain Institute

In 2024, multiple leaders from the North American third-party cold chain logistics industry will be selected to receive a scholarship to attend the North American Cold Chain Institutes (East or West). Awards include tuition, airfare, hotel, most meals, and other honors.

The recipients of the 2024 Scholarships will be chosen and evaluated on several factors including leadership experience and potential, professional contribution, and more.

Cold Chain Institute Award Winners

Cold Chain Institute East

2012Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAAndrew SchultzeSupervisorNor-Am Cold StorageRefrigiWear
2013Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GARaul FloresOperations ManagerFrez-N-StorRefrigiWear
2014Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAMaria RosasGeneral ManagerWestern Gateway Storage CompanyRefrigiWear
2015Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAKyle AnkiewiczAssistant Warehouse ManagerTrenton Cold StorageRefrigiWear
2016Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GATeresa MillerVice President, AdministrationSodus Cold Storage CompanyRefrigiWear
2017Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GATodd RybickiWarehouse ForemanAmericold LogisticsRefrigiWear
2018Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GATyler HeffernanOperations SupervisorInterstate WarehousingRefrigiWear
2019Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GALuis SantiagoInventory Control ManagerAGRO MerchantsAlta Refrigeration
2019Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GARay GalanFood Safety & Sanitation ManagerPremier Refrigerated WarehouseRefrigiWear
2020Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAEric BerglinLogistics Manager of Carrier RelationsHanson LogisticsAlta Refrigeration
2020Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GALiz CoreyRisk and Food Safety SupervisorAmericold LogisticsRefrigiWear
2022Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAMJ FaisonOperations SupervisorInterstate WarehousingAnthony M. Leo Scholarship
2022Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAChristian AvilaWarehouse ManagerValley Cold StorageAnthony M. Leo Scholarship
2022Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAJanine DunlapBusiness Development CoordinatorRLS LogisticsAlta Refrigeration
2023Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GALuke CannedyOperations SupervisorInterstate WarehousingRefrigiWear
2023Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAWilliam MooneyWarehouse SupervisorFlorida FreezerAlta Refrigeration
2023Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GAAnthony SmithOperations SupervisorInterstate WarehousingAnthony M. Leo Scholarship


Cold Chain Institute West

2017UCLA - Los Angeles, CATom RomanowskiOperations ManagerHenningsen Cold StorageRefrigiWear
2018UCLA - Los Angeles, CALuis OrtegaLead TrainerLineage LogisticsRefrigiWear
2019UCLA - Los Angeles, CARoo StandefordOperations ManagerInterstate WarehousingGroom Energy
2019UCLA - Los Angeles, CAPhillip HayesGeneral ManagerT.C. Trading CompanyRefrigiWear
2020Arizona State - Tempe, AZDavid StierOperations SupervisorInterstate WarehousingGroom Energy
2020Arizona State - Tempe, AZMichael NewmanWarehouse ManagerSummit Cold StorageRefrigiWear
2022Arizona State - Tempe, AZShari JenkinsVice PresidentPaden Cold StorageRefrigiWear
2023Arizona State - Tempe, AZVincent Pasieta Dock LeadSummit Cold StorageAnthony M. Leo Scholarship
2023Arizona State - Tempe, AZSeth BradleyShift SupervisorInterstate WarehousingRefrigiWear


Nominate one of your company’s up-and-coming leaders to attend one of the Cold Chain Institutes and further their education of the industry and your business.

They will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. How the Institute will affect their ability to become a future leader in the industry
  2. The individual’s attitude, leadership skills and overall dedication to the industry
  3. Their current status as a high-performing professional member of your organization


Who Should Apply?

Students from every professional area come to the Institute to enhance their individual specialty while developing a 360-degree understanding of their company and the third-party cold chain logistics industry. The program is tailored for current or potential supervisors and managers in the following areas:

  • Operations
  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Construction
  • Sales
  • Human Resources

*Applicants must be GCCA Warehouse Members

Nominations Open September 5, 2023

Nomination Deadline October 13, 2023

Selections will be made by January 1, 2024

Thank You to Our Award Sponsors

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