WASHINGTON, DC – Corey Rosenbusch, CAE, vice president of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has been promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO) of GCCA and its core partners.

Rosenbusch is a Glen Rose native and 1995 graduate of Glen Rose High School. He is the son of Gary and Vickie Rosenbusch. Gary served as the high school's agriculture science teacher from 1982-2012.

GCCA is comprised of four core partner associations: the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC).

Rosenbusch will serve as President and COO for all four core partners.

Rosenbusch’s promotion marks the beginning of a leadership transition for GCCA, as Bill Hudson transfers his responsibilities to Rosenbusch. Hudson, who has served as president and CEO of GCCA for 30 years, will retain the title of CEO until his retirement from GCCA in April, 2014. Hudson will remain active in the industry and serve as an ambassador for the organization beyond his 2014 retirement date.

Rosenbusch has served GCCA for the past seven years as vice president, overseeing government affairs, international programs, and membership services. Before joining the association, Rosenbusch served as the director of a Texas A&M University cold chain development project in Indonesia. He also worked with leading food industry executives in his role as President of the National FFA Organization.

Rosenbusch holds a Masters of Education degree in international development from Harvard University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.

Corey’s diverse international background, knowledge of our industry, and leadership skills will take us forward into what I know will be a strong future,” said David Harlan, chairman of the IARW.

Rosenbusch was identified by a transition committee led by Mark Blanchard, a past chairman of IARW. “For the last year-and-a-half, our committee has carefully looked at what type of leader GCCA and its core partners need to succeed in the future,” said Blanchard, “We are confident we have found that leader in Corey Rosenbusch.”

This is the second time in 56 years that we’ve appointed a new president,” said Hudson. “Corey’s association management experience and past record of service to this industry make him the right person to lead GCCA and its core partners into the future.”

“As we welcome Corey as our new President and COO, I want to thank Bill Hudson, who has secured our organization’s position as the world’s preeminent cold chain association,” said Harlan. “Now, Bill has ensured our organization’s successful future by guiding this transition and preparing Corey for his new role.”

As president and COO, Rosenbusch will work closely with association leaders to provide programs and services that assist members and strengthen the global cold chain. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve GCCA and its core partners,” said Rosenbusch. “With the guidance of our leadership, we will continue to provide world-class education and training to our members while expanding the presence of GCCA on an international stage.”

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. For more information about GCCA, visit www.gcca.org .