The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) is looking for a new leader to replace Joel Hoiland, who will leave his post as the group's president and CEO at the end of this month. Hoiland announced his resignation in late October after the association's board of directors voted to return it to its roots as a warehouse-based trade association.
When Hoiland was hired in 2000, the IWLA board had already decided to change its name and expand its membership base to include all types of third-party logistics services. Hoiland's role would be to oversee the expansion. However, membership support of the move waned over time, culminating in the October decision to reverse that course. That reversal prompted Hoiland's decision to pursue other interests.
IWLA has formed a search committee and expects to name a replacement by the time it convenes its annual meeting in March.