California Warehouse Executive elected to Industry Board
Members of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, recently elected Jeremy Van Puffelen, vice president of business development of PRISM Logistics, to the association’s board of directors. IWLA is the only supply chain industry association focused solely on the needs of third-party warehousing providers. PRISM Logistics is Northern California’s leading 3PL and a family-owned company. He will formally be recognized during the 2021 IWLA Convention & Expo Nov. 3 in San Antonio, Texas.
IWLA is a family tradition. Van Puffelen’s father, Jere, served as the 2009-2010 IWLA Chairman of the board. “I have been involved in warehouse logistics all my life,” Van Puffelen says. “IWLA functions and annual meetings anchored even family vacations.”
The younger Van Puffelen worked as a warehouseman while attending Diablo Valley College in Northern California, moving over the years from janitor to forklift operator to warehouse lead to supervisor. He transitioned into an office role where he learned the ins and outs of customer communication and managing facilities.
Now serving as the PRISM Logistics vice president of business development, he is also a partner in the company. “We’ve doubled the company since 2014,” he says. “I honestly credit the developmental support from the IWLA as a contributor to our success. It’s been a great group for learning that has helped us in so many ways to grow.”
“I’m pleased to serve on board of the IWLA, one of our industry’s leading organizations in terms of supporting and developing warehouse logistics professionals and a powerful voice advocating on behalf of our businesses,” Van Puffelen says.
The IWLA Convention & Expo, Nov. 1-3, in San Antonio, Texas, will include Van Puffelen’s formal installation to the board. Find out more at www.IWLA.com.