RWTA Honors Cold Chain Leader with Life Membership Award


The Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia (RWTA) bestowed the Life Membership Award to Paul Fleiszig, Director Oxford Logistics Group. The Award and Life Membership Medallion was presented to Fleiszig by RWTA Immediate Past Chairman & current GCCA Chairman, David O’Brien during the Global Cold Chain Summit conducted by RWTA and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) in Sydney (October 2017).

“Paul has done so much for the association, so it is truly rewarding to recognise him for his commitment to the organisation and the industry” O’Brien said. “He is always ready to share his knowledge and is most generous with his time to ensure others in our great industry benefit from his knowledge and expertise.”

Life Membership of the RWTA is bestowed on those members who have made an outstanding contribution to the Cold Storage Association of Australia (1941 to 1993), and to the RWTA (1993 to present day), through their involvement and commitment to the Australian Cold Chain.

Fleiszig has over 23 years of experience in all facets of the cold storage industry following a career as an accountant before joining the family business. He has been involved in the design and project management of a number of new facilities. He has been an active member of the RWTA in Victoria for many years before becoming a member of the National Executive as a Board Member. He served as Vice-Chairman of the RWTA from 2007 – 2011 as National Chairman for 4 years 2011 – 2015 and has continued to serve as the immediate Past Chairman since 2015. 

   (Left to right): Life Membership Award Recipient Paul Fleiszig, Director Oxford Logistics Group, Ross Bell former Managing Director Swire Cold Storage, Doug Cory, former managing Director Doboy Cold Stores, Gabor Hilton, Chief Engineer, AB Oxford Logistics , Martin Porter, Managing Director, Retracom Group. All are Life Members of the RWTA

Fleiszig recognised that members wanted to contribute and to share ideas about day-to-day issues confronting our businesses. To this end, Paul was responsible for establishing sub-committees to involve and engage RWTA members. His advocacy in this area saw sub-committees created to address industry concerns in the areas of Pallet Management and Controllers, Transport Issues and Energy Efficiency. 

“I am extremely honoured to receive the Life Membership Award” stated Fleiszig. “To be included in this exclusive group of industry leaders is very much appreciated.”

Read more about past Life Membership Award Recipients here - To view photos from the Summit go to the Summit post event website -