David Stier, operations supervisor of Interstate Warehousing, and Michael Newman, warehouse manager at Summit Cold Storage, are winners of the 2020 World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Scholarship. The announcement was made by the Arlington, Virginia, USA-headquartered trade association during its recently held Institute West gathering in Tempe, Arizona.
The recipients – pictured above with scholarship sponsors Eric Steele (far left) of Dalkia Energy Solutions and Ryan Silberman of RefrigiWear (far right) – were selected based on their performance, leadership skills, and dedication to the public refrigerated warehousing industry.
“Providing education and training opportunities for promising cold storage industry executives is a top priority for us,” said WFLO President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch. “We know David and Michael are deserving candidates, and we thank our sponsors (the third of which is Alta Refrigeration) for making the scholarship possible.”
Newman heads day-to-day operations at Summit, Illinois-headquartered Summit Cold Storage, focusing specifically on HAACP, SQF and USDA inspections. Stier oversees case packing at Fort Wayne, Indiana-headquartered Interstate Cold Storage for one of the company’s largest customers, ensuring goods are efficiently shipped to retail stores and distribution centers.
“It’s an honor to be selected for the scholarship. I am really looking forward to this experience and hope to not only expand my knowledge of the industry, but to forge lasting connections across the industry to better prepare all for the challenges that lie ahead,” said Newman.
Equally pleased with being named a winner, Stier added: “I think it’s great that WFLO’s sponsors offer these scholarships. I’m honored to have been chosen and am looking to learn all I can about the cold chain industry from its leaders.”