Hunt wins 2015 RWTA Frank Vale Award

Cold chain industry award goes to S&D Logistics director Melissa Hunt

Hunt wins 2015 RWTA Frank Vale Award
Retracom Contracting MD Martin Porter, S&D Logistics director Melissa Hunt and RWTA chairman Paul Fleiszig.


S&D Logistics director Melissa Hunt has been awarded the 2015 Frank Vale Award by the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association of Australia (RWTA) at the organisations’ annual national conference and expo in South Australia.

Recognising young people in the Australian cold chain industry, the Frank Vale Award winner is selected from state finalists who make a positive contribution to the industry’s development.

Nine nominees were assessed by state-based judging panels in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, based on their application, interview and conference presentation.  

Awarded at the conference’s gala dinner, Hunt, from NSW, pipped Americold’s Dane Stowers from Queensland and Stacey Lamb from Victoria to receive the award from RWTA chairman Paul Fleiszig.

Handing the award to Hunt, Fleiszig acknowledged that"in the years that he had been involved in the judging of the Frank Vale Award, "the standard presented by each of the participants had been truly exceptional, with the final judging this year being the closest ever".

As the 2015 winner, Hunt receives $5,000 to travel to the Global Cold Chain Alliance (IARW/WFLO) in Las Vegas next year, held April 9-13.

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