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Member at Large

The Member

  • This position in CCA requires time and commitment.
  • Although the general running of CCA is done via the CCA Secretariat, all problem solving are relayed to the Board via email or phone and requires their approval before executed.
  • Each member must daily answer their emails stating their opinion on various matters, in order to ensure the smooth running of the CCA Secretariat.
  • CCA Board Members meet in person 3-5 times a year for various meetings. Location varies.

Members are required to further the aims of the Association, notably by:

  • Generate new Membership
  • Use of their respective position to create contact and awareness for CCA.
  • Represent CCA to the public, at any time when necessary.

A member position is on an honorary basis and gives no right to any remuneration, so a strong company support behind the mandate, is an advantage.

About Edwin Kalischnig...

The Board is happy to inform you about the election at our AGM in June 2019 of Mr. Edwin Kalischnig as Board Member at Large of the CCA for another period of 2 years, after serving as our Secretary General for 7 years.

Edwin Kalischnig is the Chief Executive Officer of Xtreme Technologies B.V. and the Secretary General of Cool Chain Association. Edwin is passionate about using innovation to deliver business value and in these roles, he combines Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions with components like RFID, Sensors, Cloud, “Big Data” and other emerging technologies, to help improve customers’ key business processes. 

One of his key focus areas for advanced IoT Solutions is Cool Chain Logistics, where "Identification", "Location" and "Condition" are of paramount importance. Cool Chain, or Temperature-Sensitive Supply Chain, refers to the subset of the total supply chain involving production, storage and distribution of products that require some level of temperature control in order to retain their key characteristics and associated value e.g. (bio)pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, food and flowers. 

As former Secretary General and active board member of the Cool Chain Association, Edwin provides subject matter expertise on Cool Chain Quality Management to brand owners, major global logistics service providers and retailers in support of traceability and e-pedigree, temperature control, quality improvement, anti-counterfeiting and first-expired-first-out logistics concepts.

Edwin has an MBA from the University of Bradford / Tias-NIMBAS, a Techno-Commercial degree from Nijenrode University and a Bachelor Science degree in Precision Engineering Technologies. In 2009 Edwin successfully concluded the course “Leading Product Innovation” at Harvard Business School.