Fabio Fonseca (Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda, Jandira, São Paulo, Brazil) was named the 2016-2017 chairman of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Board of Governors recently. As the new chairman, Fonseca plans to focus on expanding the reach of the organization and building up the international presence of WFLO.
“Members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) already represent over 1/3 of the existing 5 billion cubic meters of cold store capacity around the world,” Fonseca said. “This presents an exciting opportunity to grow our membership base by enhancing our resources and building relationships with cold chain companies in new parts of the world.”
The WFLO is the research and education arm of the GCCA and dedicates itself to development of the world’s food systems, specifically in relation to the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of perishable products to the global community. With a focus on feeding the world, WFLO organizes projects in developing nations through which GCCA members provide expertise in building and enhancement of temperature-controlled warehouses, transportation, and logistics services.
Other new WFLO officers elected were Vice Chairman Nick Pedneault (Congebec Logistics, Québec City, Québec, Canada), and Treasurer Paul Henningsen (Henningsen Cold Storage, Hillsboro OR).
New board members elected to serve three-year terms on the WFLO board include: Brian Kyle (Burris Logistics, Lakeland FL), Kirk Peterson (Unisea Cold Storage, Redmond WA), and Naudé Rademan (CCS Logistics, Cape Town, South Africa). Steve Tippmann (Interstate Warehousing, Fort Wayne IN) was re-elected to serve another three-year term as an WFLO board member.
Michael Jahncke (Virginia Tech, Hampton VA) was re-elected to another three-year term as the Scientific Advisory Council’s representative on the WFLO board.
New officers and board members of the WFLO were named during a general session at the annual 125th IARW-WFLO Convention, held in Las Vegas NV recently.