For Immediate Release

October 11, 2023 (Arlington, Virginia) – The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) announced that they have parted ways with now former President and CEO, Matthew R. Ott as of October 10, 2023.

The association is putting in place a search committee to find the next leader of the organization. Megan Costello, GCCA’s Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff will serve as interim President & CEO until such time that a permanent President & CEO is hired.

“We wish Matt all the best in his future endeavors,” stated Mike McClendon, GCCA Chairman. “I and the other Chairmen are committed to furthering the strategic priorities of our respective organizations and in supporting the search committee to find a new President & CEO in a timely manner.”

Please direct any questions to Megan Costello at


About GCCA 
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled warehousing, logistics and transportation. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the movement of perishable products globally.

Published Date

October 10, 2023


Cold Chain Development, HR/Talent


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


Controlled Environment Building, GCCA Transportation, GCCA Warehouse, Global Cold Chain Foundation