IARW elects new officers, board members

Eben James (Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada) was elected as the 2016-2017 chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) board of directors recently.

As the new chairman, James plans to focus on expanding the reach of the organization and building awareness for IARW members as not only third-party logistics providers, but also the top experts in the cold chain.

“At the end of the day, we want to make our members so relevant, so knowledgeable, so credible, and so financially effective to the supply chain, that a retailer or other customer will look to our industry first instead of ever considering execution themselves,” said James, “and we want to accomplish this around the globe.”

Other new IARW officers elected for the coming year included Vice Chairman David O’Brien (Doboy Cold Stores, Hemmant, Queensland, Australia), and Treasurer Doug Harrison (VersaCold Logistics Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada).

New directors-at-large members elected to serve three-year terms on the IARW board are Mauricio Barrera (Basal Almacenamiento y Logistica, Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), Jason Dreisbach (Dreisbach Enterprises Inc, Oakland CA), Manuel Kabana (Frio Puerto Valencia, Valencia, Spain), Clement Lam (Swire Pacific Cold Storage, Shanghai, China), and Kevin Margeson (Commercial Warehousing Inc, Winter Haven FL).

Jason Lafferty (SnoTemp Cold Storage, Eugene OR) and Anthony Leo (RLS Logistics, Newfield NJ) were elected as new IARW North American Chapter representatives.

The new officers and board members were appointed to their board positions at the annual 125th IARW-WFLO Convention, held in Las Vegas NV recently.

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