Warehousemen of the Year


DAHLONEGA, GA (October 20, 2015) — RefrigiWear is proud to present the winners of the 16th Annual Warehousemen of the Year Award. Industrial athletes from across the United States and 

Canada are nominated by their supervisors to be recognized for the hard work, resourcefulness, productivity and stamina it takes to brave some of the world’s coldest and harshest working conditions.

"People that work in these intense environments are responsible for helping keeping our food safe," says Ron Breakstone, President and CEO at RefrigiWear. "They often work in subzero temperatures for long periods of time, and it is their commitment to quality, excellence and safety that we celebrate with this award."

There are 24 award winners who were selected from hundreds of nominations based on their leadership, productivity, ingenuity and attitude. In addition, there are 4 Lifetime Achievement Winners who have displayed model leadership and tireless effort through decades of service. RefrigiWear will showcase the 24 Warehousemen of the Year along with the 4 Lifetime Achievement recipients on the company’s website and in the 2015 RefrigiWear Calendar.

2015 Warehousemen of the Year Winners

  • Glenn Garland from Burris Logistics in Elkton, MD
  • Roger Houston from MDV/SpartanNash Co. Norfolk Division in Norfolk, VA
  • Kenneth Williams from US. Foods in Houston, TX
  • Carl Strand from Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream in Tulare, CA
  • Anthony Garcia from Nestle DSD in Industry, CA
  • Fred James from US. Foods in North Little Rock, AR
  • Phillip Gottschalk from Ben E. Keith Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Robert Cervantez from Ben E. Keith San Antonio in San Antonio, TX
  • Delroy Thompson from Burris Logistics in Rocky Hill, CT
  • Ronell White from Lineage Logistics – RCS Airport/Sandston Location in Sandston, VA
  • Miguel Guttierez from Lineage Logistics in Riverside, CA
  • Russell Robinson from Kroger Great Lakes Regional Distribution Center in Delaware, OH
  • Terry Carman from Dot Foods in Camp Point, IL
  • Narquise Jenrette from Southeast Frozen Foods Co. in Miami, FL
  • Oracio Morales from Bonert’s Slice of Pie in Santa Ana, CA
  • Darrell Attaway from Brookshire Grocery Company in Tyler, TX
  • Rob Atticks from Maines Paper & Food Service in Conklin, NY
  • Tim Marshall from Affiliated Foods Inc. in Amarillo, TX
  • Alfonso Franco from 32 COLD in Los Angeles, CA
  • Jeff Harne from Foodservices of America in Fargo, ND
  • Jose Rico from ConAgra Foods Morrow Cold Storage in Boardman, OR
  • Anthony Blackman from McLane Foodservice Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ
  • Kenneth Pickens from Blue Line FoodService Distribution in Canton, MI
  • Robert Cardwell from United States Cold Storage Inc. in Lebanon, IN

2015 Lifetime Achievement Winners

  • Sandy Turner from Cargill Distribution Center in Mt. Crawford, VA
  • Bill Brazzle from Hanson Logistics in Logansport, IN
  • Doug Dashiell from United Shellfish in Grasonville, MD
  • Joe Valadao from Ralphs Grocery in Riverside, CA