December 1, 2021


RefrigiWear Announces 2021 Warehouse Heroes of the Year Winners

DAHLONEGA, GA (December 1, 2021) – RefrigiWear celebrates the essential workers of the food supply chain with the winners of the 22nd Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year Awards. Hundreds of employees from food processors and cold storage facilities across the country were nominated by their supervisors, but 28 of the nominees demonstrated the attitude, leadership, productivity and ingenuity required to be named a Warehouse Hero of the Year.


“The people who win this award truly are heroes. They’re responsible for protecting and delivering the food Americans eat. We’re honored to provide freezer suits and protective clothing, boots and gloves to keep them warm through countless hours in subzero conditions, so they can focus on quality, excellence and safety,” says RefrigiWear Co-CEO Ryan Silberman.

Award winners will be featured in the forthcoming 2022 Warehouse Heroes calendar. Winners also received recognition in front of their peers and company leaders who are proud to celebrate their outstanding performance and leadership.


Of the 28 winners, 4 of these dedicated individuals were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards for demonstrating optimal performance, meeting high standards and showing a commitment to mentoring others on their teams over the course of their decades-long careers.


2021 Warehouse Heroes of the Year Winners

Amy Hall from Sage V Foods, Little Rock, AR
Antonio Lawrence from Lineage Logistics, Hialeah, FL
Cameron Triplett from MW Cold, Indianapolis, IN
Charlie Ford from Ben E. Keith, Edmond, OK
Claudia Sanchez from Lone Star Bakery, China Grove, TX
Claudio Sandoval from Supremas, Inc., Compton, CA
Duan Green from US Foods, Marrero, LA
Eric Offen from Martin Brower, East Point, GA
James Hummer from Smithfield Foods, Greenfield, IN
Javier Hernandez from Lineage Logistics, Murfreesboro, TN
Jeremy Sullivan from Sysco Foods, Norman, OK
John Vega from Americold, Tolleson, AZ
Joshua Groff from Perry's Ice Cream, Akron, NY
Mark Strawder from MTC Logistics, Baltimore, MD
Michael Xiong from KeHE Distributors, Portland, OR
Paula Tebano from Cheney Brothers, Inc., Punta Gorda, FL
Quincy Raines from Tyson Foods, Inc., Vienna, GA
Robert Jackson from Blue Line Distribution, Logan Township, NJ
Ryan Burdeaux from MDV SpartanNash, Pensacola, FL
Shanice McCullough from Papa Johns Food Service, QCCGA, Acworth, GA
Sterling Dada from C&S Wholesale Grocers, Aberdeen, MD
Tori Bollinger from Forte Frozen, Denton, TX
Waylann Causey from Gourmet Foods International, Atlanta, GA
William (Bill) Wilson from Interstate Warehousing, Franklin, IN

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners


Marcus Matthews from Sysco Foods, Norman, OK
Larry Marik from Conagra Brands/Birds Eye Foods, Waseca, MN
Sergio Cruz from Burris Logistics, Elkton, MD
Anastacio Ramirez from Americold, Gainesville, GA


About RefrigiWear

RefrigiWear, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of insulated industrial work wear, accessories and personal protective equipment for use in subzero temperatures, inclement weather and low-visibility environments. That same expertise in cold environments has also gone into creating everyday insulated clothing for work or play. For over 65 years, RefrigiWear has supplied the most demanding industries and climates with insulated garments and accessories to keep people warm, safe and productive. RefrigiWear is located in Dahlonega, Georgia, where many items are manufactured.



Company Information
RefrigiWear, Inc.
54 Breakstone Drive
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: 800-645-3744

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