ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) today announced this year's winners of the company's annual CEO Constellation Award, presented to exemplary employees for extraordinary achievement, performance and leadership.
"Con-way's most valuable resource is its employees," said Douglas W. Stotlar, president and CEO, Con-way Inc. "They lead by example, embodying the integrity, team spirit, work ethic and commitment to excellence that are central to the culture of our company. We are proud to recognize their achievements and we thank them for living our shared values."
Joining past recipients of the award, this year's winners become part of an elite group whose performance demonstrates Con-way's culture and shared values of Safety, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence.
The path to this prestigious honor is not an easy one. The winners were chosen from 379 Quarterly Leader Award winners who were selected from thousands of nominees submitted by employees. Recipients are honored at a special ceremony hosted by Con-way's CEO Doug Stotlar and his executive leadership team, where they also receive a monetary award and a specially sculptured crystal vase providing lifelong recognition of this highest employee achievement.
Con-way's 2014 CEO Constellation Award recipients are:
Joe Albelo, Director of Sales, Con-way Freight, Sacramento, Calif.: Joe's everyday approach to his responsibilities at work is refreshingly positive. His attitude and commitment to Con-way's core values is inspirational and his personal dedication to excellence has inspired others on the sales team to exceed their goals. He works diligently to teach skills that are essential to the team's success and improve overall sales performance. Joe is a compassionate and caring person who volunteers at Good Cause Inc., a homeless shelter that helps provide counseling and skills to less fortunate people trying to get their lives back on track.
Ina Daly, Driver Sales Representative, Con-way Freight, Phoenix, Ariz.: Ina's attention to detail and commitment to safety have taken her to heights seldom achieved in the trucking industry. She has achieved her 1 million and 2 million mile safe driving status, has scored perfectly on several State Truck Driving Championship written exams and twice scored 100 percent on the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) written exam — an achievement no other participant has ever accomplished. In 2001 she was named a Captain of the America's Road Team and in 2003 the Arizona Driver of the Year by the Arizona Trucking Association. She is the only woman in history to win a competition class at the NTDC. Ina speaks openly about the importance of safety in one's daily routine, the value of acting in a professional manner and her dedication to the principle of integrity as a Con-way employee.
Ken Washington, Driver Sales Representative, Con-way Freight, Dallas, Texas: As a Driver Trainer, Ken is a leader in his field. His dedication to his responsibilities is inspiring. He's the first person at work in the morning and the last to leave. He selflessly sacrifices many weekends and evenings to ensure that each of his students get the attention and training they need to succeed as a Con-way Freight professional driver sales representative. Ken demonstrates a remarkable balance of leadership and approachability, evidenced by the numerous times graduates from the school seek him out for advice and guidance. Ken personifies Con-way's core values, leading by example to make the roads safer for all motorists.
Dave Spaulding, Service Center Manager, Con-way Freight, Nashville, Tenn.: Dave is a natural born leader and highly regarded among his peers for his dedication to employees, customers and Con-way. He is an active, involved advocate for team members, encouraging them to use their creativity and talents to improve the quality of their work environment. Dave's servant leadership style is both proactive and delegatory, making him a remarkably effective coach and trainer with a focus on helping his team members reach their fullest potential.
James R. Schommer, Manager of Transportation, Menlo Logistics, Auburn Hills, Mich.: James is an energetic, supportive leader who encourages his employees to think outside the box. He has created various metrics for customer savings initiatives, involving team members actively in the process. He consistently leads the way in supporting his customers, and is regularly acknowledged by them for the services his team provides. He works hard at keeping the team focused by creating a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration to deliver service excellence.
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About Con-way Inc.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $5.5 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 Con-way Manufacturing, 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.
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