2017 Frank Vale Award Winner


  (Left to right): Shannon Porter, CEO, Retracom Contracting and 2017 Frank Vale Award recipient Mathew Reiffel, Operations Manager, Americold Logistics

The Frank Vale Award has been awarded annually since 1993 to acknowledge talented young people within the industry, who are 35 years of age, or younger, have worked in the cold chain industry for a minimum of three years, and who have demonstrated to their employers that they have the potential to become future leaders, and make a positive contribution to the development of the Australian Cold Chain Industry.

The Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia (RWTA) is proud to announce Mathew Reiffel, Operations Manager, Americold Logistics, as the recipient of the 2017 Frank Vale Award. The Award was presented to Reiffel by RWTA Immediate Past Chairman, David O’Brien and Shannon Porter, CEO Retracom Contracting (award sponsor) during the Global Cold Chain Summit conducted by RWTA and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) in Sydney (October 2017).

On behalf of all RWTA members we wish to congratulate Mathew on becoming the Frank Vale Award Winner for 2017, and we wish him all the best for the future.