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Kentucky Warehouse Leader Recognized with the Jock Menzies IWLA Distinguished Service Award


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Kentucky Warehouse Leader Recognized with the
Jock Menzies IWLA Distinguished Service Award

April 19, 2016 (DES PLAINES, Ill.) –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.

IWLA recognized Verst’s dedication to advancing the association forward, as 2013-2014 IWLA chairman. During that year of service, Verst led the IWLA Search Committee to find a new IWLA president and CEO.

“Paul is responsible for diligently seeking out candidates with proven expertise in association management and knowledge of creating financial stability and growth,” says IWLA Chairman Mark DeFabis, CEO, of Integrated Distribution Services based in Plainfield, Ind. “Paul recognized unique visionary qualities in Steve DeHaan and his recommendation of DeHaan as IWLA president and CEO, has led the association to not only grow, but thrive nearly three years later.”

Verst Group Logistics is a family-owned third-party logistics and supply chain management company specializing in warehousing, transportation and contract packaging. The company comprises 5.6 million square feet of state-of-the-art warehousing space in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan; and Zenith Logistics in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Louisville. Verst also operates trucking companies in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Louisville.

Verst graduated from Covington Catholic High School in 1973 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Xavier University in 1977 and 1979 respectively. He has served Xavier as the class agent for the Class of 1977, as a member of the Hall of Fame nominating committee, and President’s Advisory Council. Verst is an active participant on many local boards, in national organizations, and in his church.

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.

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About IWLA: Since 1891, the International Warehouse Logistics Association has been the resource for warehouse logistics, advocacy, and education. For more information, visit IWLA, formerly the American Warehouse Association, serves nearly 500 corporate members representing 3,000 warehousing locations. 

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