The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has launched the European Logistics Council as its new leadership group advocating for the interests of members in Europe. It replaces the Arlington, Virginia, USA-headquartered trade association’s former GCCA European Advisory Council.
Composed of GCCA temperature-controlled warehouse operators and transportation suppliers, the Council contributes experience, influence, and vision to promote cold chain overall, to enhance industry services and resources, and to help advance the sector.
Eleven European members have been appointed to serve on the Council for a renewable two-year term for members at large, and one year for the chairman and vice chairman:
•Manuel Cabrera-Kabana, Director, Friopuerto Investment, Spain (elected chairman, warehouse member)
•Niels Lundgaard-Svenstrup, Nordic Network & Business Development Director, Lineage Logistics, Denmark (vice chairman, warehouse member)
•Tasos Charitonidis, Operations and Customer Service Department, Alaska Cold Stores, Greece (warehouse member)
•Xavier Haspeslagh, Owner, Stockhabo, Belgium (warehouse member)
•Andrew Lawrence, Director, Magnavale, United Kingdom (warehouse member)
•George Lee, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, Agro Merchants Group, Ireland (transportation member)
•Joris Olbrechts, Director, Jodifrost, Belgium (warehouse member)
•Jeroen Tempels, Managing Director, Eurofrigo, Netherlands (warehouse member)
•Ron van Gestel, Senior Commercial Manager, DP World, Belgium (transportation member)
•Ben van Leeuwen, Global Business Development Manager, Frigolanda Group, Netherlands (warehouse member)
•Kris Verbruggen, Managing Director, Frigo Logistics, Poland (transportation member)
“I am excited to work alongside these leaders to further develop the state and image of the cold chain in Europe. The council members are visionary leaders who have strong ambitions for the future of the sector,” said GCCA European Director Julie Hanson. “Collectively, they will serve as the voice of the cold chain industry in Europe and help GCCA drive growth and value for our members.”