June 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM - Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) today announced that five outstanding employees have been named recipients of the CEO Constellation Award, the highest honor bestowed by the company to recognize exemplary employees.
In its sixth year, this employee recognition program draws from thousands of submitted candidates who were nominated by their peers as employees who best exemplify the company’s core values of safety, integrity, commitment and excellence.
“The Con-way CEO Constellation Awards recognize the talent, skill, leadership and teamwork of outstanding employees,” said Douglas W. Stotlar, president and CEO, Con-way Inc. “Our people are the foundation of this company and their commitment to our culture and core values sustains the value we deliver to our customers and shareholders every day. It is truly an honor to recognize these exemplary employees for their innovation, achievements and superior performance.”
The five winners were chosen from 10 finalists drawn from a group of 21 President’s Award winners. The 21 President’s Award recipients were selected from 260 Quarterly Leader Award (QLA) recipients, the names of whom were drawn from thousands of nominations submitted by employees. CEO Constellation Award winners each receive a sculptured crystal vase inscribed with their name, a monetary prize and a lifetime of recognition within the company. Awards were presented last week by Mr. Stotlar and his executive leadership team at a special recognition event.
Con-way’s 2012 CEO Constellation Award winners are:
Elaine Blair, Senior Business Analyst, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Aurora, Ill.:
Ms. Blair joined Menlo Worldwide Logistics in May 2010 as a planner and was promoted to senior business analyst in January 2011. She is recognized for her proactive and strategic involvement in the development and enhancement of Menlo’s next-generation Transportation Management System, as well as leading successful training, implementation and testing initiatives for Menlo and its customers. Ms. Blair is known for demonstrating outstanding efficiency, creativity, communication and consistency with a supportive and positive attitude.
Bob Dolan, Driver Sales Representative, Con-way Freight, Allentown, Pa.:
In 10 years and more than 750,000 miles of driving, Robert “Bob” Dolan has remained accident-free. During that time, he has won two National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) titles and five state titles. A true role model to his peers, he exemplifies the company’s commitment to safety and integrity and is dedicated to helping fellow drivers achieve the same. He is admired for his diverse talents, honesty, humility and open mind. Mr. Dolan is a member of the Pennsylvania Road Team and involved in several committees and training programs throughout the organization.
Ron Durham, Infrastructure Manager, Con-way Enterprise Services, Portland, Ore.:
Mr. Durham is a key member of the IT infrastructure (ITO) Governance Team and played an instrumental role in the company’s transition to utilizing an external partner for infrastructure services. According to his colleagues, Mr. Durham is “a shining star” and exemplifies how operational support ought to be rendered in any organization. He consistently overcomes challenges to meet and exceed expectations and is respected by fellow employees and customers alike.
Stephanie Klang, Professional Driver, Con-way Truckload, Joplin, Mo.:
Ms. Klang has driven with Con-way Truckload since 1987 and over that time has compiled nearly 2,000,000 miles of accident-free driving. Known for her attention to detail and impeccable safety commitment, Ms. Klang was chosen for an outreach program to educate the public on safety and the skills of professional truck drivers. In this role, she took the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) from Washington, D.C. on a “ride along” through the initial four-hour leg of the Chairman’s journey to last year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. Through Ms. Klang, the NTSB chairman gained a real-world view into the life of a professional driver, the challenges faced, and the knowledge and skills required to safely navigate a large commercial vehicle on the nation’s highways—a positive experience the NTSB chairman subsequently cited in several public forums. Held up by her colleagues as a perfect Con-way ambassador, Ms. Klang represents the company with quiet confidence, character and dignity.
Rich Nowicki, Freight Operations Manager, Con-way Freight, Rockford, Ill.:
Mr. Nowicki displays enthusiasm and dedication to elevate the quality of freight operations and boost employee morale at Con-way Freight’s Rockford, Ill., service center. By fostering personal relationships and open, two-way communication with all employees, he maintains a safe, efficient and positive working environment. Recognized as an active and involved manager, Mr. Nowicki holds daily meetings with driver sales representatives to discuss key topics and address areas of concern. He is highly respected by his team and described as the “type of person that makes you better.”
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About Con-way Inc.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.3 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Con-way delivers industry-leading services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. Con-way also operates Road Systems Inc., a trailer refurbishing and manufacturing company which supplies trailing equipment to the company’s trucking fleets. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit http://www.con-way.com/.