International Warehouse Logistics Association
The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), which has represented logistics operators since 1891, established a memorial award to honour the legacy of Reini Simonis. A graduate of Fanshawe’s Business Marketing program (1989), Simonis was the owner / president of London-based logistics and distribution management company, Simtech Supply Chain Management. Simonis grew the business from a modest five-person operation in 2005 to employ 70-plus people across Southwestern Ontario. He died in an accident in 2014. Over his short, but successful career, Simonis became a vocal champion for the professionals working in the rapidly evolving industry and the value of formal supply chain management education in Canada.