GCCA Welcomes new executive to expand Global Presence

 Photo: Adam Thocher has been named the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Global Programs by GCCA The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) announced today that Adam Thocher has been […]
Thu 15/04/2021
 Photo: Adam Thocher has been named the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Global Programs
by GCCA

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) announced today that Adam Thocher has been named the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Global Programs and Insights and will join GCCA on May 1st. Adam brings nearly two decades of executive experience to GCCA, with a focus on the development of member-centric programs and improving member value propositions worldwide. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Volunteer Engagement and Member Services at the International Council of Shopping Centers.

“Adam’s extensive experience working with associations and their members from across the world will be invaluable as GCCA continues to grow our presence globally,” said Matthew Ott, President and CEO of GCCA. “His ‘member-first’ mentality and approach to management will be a great asset and we are excited to have him join the GCCA team.”

Thocher will oversee the creation and enhancement of all global programs and services that benefit GCCA’s 1,300 member companies in 85 countries. In addition, he will continue to grow the association’s global market research and intelligence initiatives providing relevant, accurate, and timely data analysis to the membership.

“I’m thrilled to join GCCA at such a pivotal time for the organization and the industry,” said Thocher. “I look forward to collaborating with all of GCCA’s staff and members on the development of programs and resources that further efforts to ensure the cold chain is as strong as possible across the world.”

Throughout his career, Adam served as Executive Director at the American Association for Public Opinion Research, advised numerous food and agriculture associations on their strategic direction while at Kellen Company, and in leadership roles at the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and the American Association of Geographers. He has a BA from Michigan State University, an MBA from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, and is a Certified Association Executive from the American Society for Association Executives.

About the Global Cold Chain Alliance

Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. For more information, visit: www.GCCA.org or contact mrodgers@gcca.org.