The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has announced Luca Quaresima, Europe Logistic and Operations manager of NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics, is the recipient of the 2020 GCCA European Cold Chain Future Leader Award. The award was presented during the recent GCCA European Cold Chain E-Conference.
The GCCA Future Leader Award recognizes talented young professionals who have the potential to become future leaders and make a positive contribution to the development of the global temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry. Among other eligibility requirements for the award, nominees had to demonstrate excellence in their work, the potential to excel further in the many facets within the industry and possess insight into their organization’s strategic values and direction, policies and ways of working.
“I am immensely proud to be recognized as a future leader in an industry that plays such a critical role in the movement of perishable products worldwide,” Quaresima said. “It was an honor to take part in the award competition and I enjoyed the experience very much.”
Quaresima competed for the award with Aude Groensteen, Site Manager & Safety Officer of Stockhabo, Belgium. As part of the selection process, each nominee was interviewed and judged by a panel of industry leaders from across Europe. Candidates were evaluated on their knowledge level of the industry, track record of excellence, communication skills, and leadership skills. In addition, each candidate delivered a short presentation to the panel of judges and the GCCA European Cold Chain E-Conference attendees. Quaresima will compete with other young leaders from around the world for the global GCCA NextGen Award.
“The quality talent our industry possesses is outstanding,” commented Julie Hanson, GCCA’s European director. “GCCA is committed to recognizing these cold chain professionals through the GCCA Future Leader and the GCCA Global NextGen Award programs.”