For Immediate Release

25 April 2024 (Arlington, VA) – The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Transportation, recently announced three new Board of Directors. Board members are volunteer leaders and responsible for governing, developing policy, and setting a course for the future. The Board focuses on advancing the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the organization.

The 2024 GCCA Transportation Board is led by Don Durm from PLM Fleet, as Chairman; Richard Patenaude from Congebec as Vice Chairman; and Robert Fay from Florida Freezer as Treasurer. Todd Lanter from Lineage serves as Immediate Past Chairman.

For the GCCA Transportation Directors-at-large positions, the following three individuals recently joined the Board and started serving their 3-year teams effective immediately.

  • Mike O’Brien, President, Eagle Air Freight, Massachusetts, United States
  • Roel Smets, COO, Group-GTS, Geel, Belgium
  • Kris Verbruggen, CEO-Managing Director, Frigo Logistics, Znin, Poland

“We are pleased to welcome these three new board members,” stated Chairman Durm. “Their perspectives and insights, both from a company and country point of view, will be extremely valuable to the Board and the entire cold chain community.”

Visit the GCCA website to view the complete GCCA Transportation Board Roster.

Please direct any questions to Megan Costello, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff | Interim President & CEO, GCCA at


About GCCA

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is the leading association advocating on behalf of the temperature-controlled warehousing, transportation and logistics industry while promoting best practices through research, industry benchmarking, networking, and education. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the movement of perishable products globally.

Published Date

April 25, 2024


Cold Chain Development, HR/Talent, Transportation & Logistics


Africa, Asia-Pacific, Australia, Canada, Central & South America, Europe, Mexico, United States


GCCA Transportation