Corey Rosenbusch was named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) at the conclusion of the 123rd IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo, which took place in San Diego CA recently. He had been serving as GCCA president and chief operating officer (COO).
In November 2012, Rosenbusch and his predecessor Bill Hudson, who served as GCCA president and CEO for 32 years, embarked on a 16-month leadership transition. Hudson will now have the position of president emeritus.
“Corey has more than demonstrated his capacity and vision,” said Tom Poe, chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the largest of the four Core Partners of GCCA. “His diverse international background, knowledge of our industry, and leadership skills will take us forward into what I know will be a strong future.”
Rosenbusch has been with GCCA for eight years, overseeing government affairs, international programs, and membership services. Previously, he served as director of a Texas A&M University cold chain development project in Indonesia. He also worked with food industry executives in his role as president of the National FFA Organization.
“I am honored to be able to continue to lead one of the best associations for one of the most important industries in the world,” said Rosenbusch. “It’s rare to find an opportunity that intersects all elements of one’s background—in my case, the agriculture/food industry, international work, and association leadership, and this position offers all of this. I have also been privileged to have Bill as a mentor, and I’m grateful for his investment in preparing me for this position.”
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