IWLA, the resource for warehouse logistics, awarded its Jock Menzies Distinguished Service & Leadership Award to Paul T. Verst, CWLP, president & CEO of Verst Group Logistics based in Walton, Ky. The International Warehouse Logistics Association honored Verst on the association’s 125th anniversary, March 15 during the business meeting at the 2016 IWLA Convention & Expo in Orlando, Fla. The IWLA Jock Menzies Distinguished Service Award, one of the industry’s highest honors, recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the warehouse logistics and to IWLA, the industry’s trade association. The award, first bestowed in 1996, was dedicated in 2014 to T. “Jock” Menzies III, co-founder and former president of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), who passed away in 2013.
During the business meeting, IWLA also named Kenco Vice President & General Counsel Ann Christopher, CWLP and Scopelitis Law Firm Partner Kevin Phillips as winners of the Pinnacle Award. The IWLA Pinnacle Award recognizes membership service by an individual from an IWLA member organization. It is given as warranted to individuals who complete a specific, timely service for IWLA members. The IWLA Executive Committee created this award in 2015.