FSDF Future Leader 2015 Announced


The Food Storage and Distribution Federation is delighted to announce the winner of its inaugural Future Leader Award 2015. Kane Thomason, 28, Site Operations Manager at XPO Logistics, Grimsby will represent the UK temperature controlled storage and distribution sector at the Global Cold Chain Alliance NextGen final in May.

Applications were considered at the beginning of December and the finalists invited to make their presentations to a judging panel made up of FSDF Board Members on 21st January at Kenilworth. The judges were impressed by the high standard and quality of the presentations from all candidates, but after careful deliberation the panel decided unanimously that Kane was a worthy winner and a fitting ambassador to represent the UK industry.

Kane will accompany Chris Sturman CEO of the Federation to the IARW/WFLO Annual Convention in Las Vegas, USA where he will compete against other GCCA national winners for the title of NextGen Leader 2016. The award recognises talented young people within the industry from around the world who have demonstrated that they have the potential to make a positive contribution to the development of the industry and become future leaders.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Kane and wish him the very best of luck in Las Vegas.