New chief for Cool Chain Association

Alha Group pharma and business development manager, Nicola Caristo, has been named as the new secretary general of the Cool Chain Association (CCA). He has worked in a number of roles in a 22-year career at the Alha Group, one of Italy’s leading air cargo logistics companies and is also a member of IATA’s Time and Temperature Working Group, which develops and maintains standards for the transportation of pharma.

He takes over from Edwin Kalischnig, CCA secretary general for the last seven years.
CCA chairman Stavros Evangelakakis said: “We would like to thank Edwin for his tireless service and his energy and enthusiasm in helping us support our members. It is also exciting for us to welcome Nicola, who is widely respected within the cargo industry and is arriving with a wealth of experience.”

Meanwhile fruit and vegetable importers Fresh Partners and manufacturers of thermo blankets Trip & Co have joined CCA.

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