New officers and board members of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), were elected at the group’s recent board of directors meeting, which was held in conjunction with the 37th Annual IACSC Conference & Expo in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tim Nguyen of ESI Group, Arlington, Texas, was tapped to serve as chairman, succeeding Brian King of A M King, Charlotte, North Carolina. Vince Free of SubZero Constructors, Inc. Margarita, California, was elected to serve as vice chairman, and Marko Dzeletovich of Coldbox Builders, Concord, Ontario, Canada, was installed as treasurer.
Board members elected to three-year terms include Eric Brown of ALTA Refrigeration, Peachtree City, Georgia; Gary O’Donnell of United Insulated Structures, Berkeley, Illinois; and Mike Jones of Primus Design Services, Woodstock, Georgia.
Board members re-elected to three-year terms include Steve Mauro of Kingspan Insulated Panels, Deland, Florida, and Charles Woolley of Coldroom Systems, Norcross, Georgia.
The ongoing mission of IACSC is strategically focused on three areas: developing talent management resources for member companies; creating content to enable members to continue to be experts in designing, building, renovating, and maintaining temperature controlled facilities; and achieving recognition for its members with the food and 3PL community as the authority in the industry.
“I am excited to be moving into the chairmanship position at a time when IACSC is seeing tremendous growth and opportunity,” stated Nguyen. “I plan to build on this momentum by focusing on membership, education, resource offerings, and engagement with the whole food industry as the leading experts in designing and constructing controlled environment facilities.”
One such resource offering that was recently updated is the IACSC Guide to Effective Warehouse Design, Maintenance and Modernization. The guide provides engineers and operators of temperature-controlled warehouses very specific design, maintenance, and repair guidelines for all major structures in the warehouse and the overall physical structure. It is offered as an IACSC member resource and can be found online here.
The organization will host the 38th IACSC Conference & Expo November 6-8, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. More information will be released on this event in 2018.