GCCA Crisis Management Go Team

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Crisis Management Go Team is prepared to serve you under a variety of crisis situations including an ammonia leak, warehouse fire, or food recall. Please contact GCCA Headquarters at +1 703 373 4306 x211 or +1 703 373 4300 in the event of an emergency as soon as possible; to activate the Go Team.

Our Crisis Management Go Team includes the following industry experts:


  • Mike Jahncke, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Food Scientist and WFLO Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) Chairman

  • Denny Heldman, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Food Engineer and Member of WFLO SAC

  • Faris Karim, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Ammonia Expert and Member of WFLO SAC

  • Paul Singh, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Food Packaging 

  • John Horvath, Horvath & Weaver

Ammonia Remediation

  • David Binder, Tanner Industries

Ammonia Expert

  • Joe Howard, Lockton Companies

Warehouse Legal Liability Insurance Expert

  • Stephen Neel, Ph.D., Global Cold Chain Alliance

GCCA Staff Liaison to the Crisis Management Go Team


When the Go Team is activated, GCCA staff will initiate a conference call of these specialists who will ask questions, review circumstances and advise you, the operator, on best “next steps” in the process.  Due to the complexity involved in bringing this team together, this special service is reserved as a member benefit.

For additional information on crisis management best practices, please utilize the GCCA resource – the IARW Guide to Effective Warehouse Crisis Management.