Robert E Ness, president and chief executive officer of ODW Logistics, Columbus OH, was named chairman of the board of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA). Gary Owen, president, ODC Integrated Logistics, Sparks NV, was named vice-chairman, and Anthony Backer, president of Port Jersey Logistics, Jersey City NJ, was named secretary/treasurer. New directors are John C Auger, vice-president of engineering and regulatory compliance, Brook Warehousing Systems, Bridgewater NJ; Don Edwards, vice-president, KN Logistics, Mississauga, Ontario; Lansdell C McRoberts, president, Airfreight Warehouse Corp, New York City; David J Pettit, president, American Distribution Centers, Salt Lake City UT; and Claude M Walker, chairman and chief operating officer, Standard Corp Integrated Logistics, Columbia SC.