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UPS Honors California Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 128 elite drivers from California are among 1,436 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. 

California boasts 1,039 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 29,723 years of accident-free driving. James Morton of Hunington Beach is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 11,792 total full-time UPS drivers in California.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Charlene Thomas, president, UPS West Region. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 56 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 50 years of safe driving. One hundred twenty six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS’s 125,000 small package drivers worldwide are among the safest on the roads, logging close to 4 billion miles a year and delivering 5.2 billion packages annually. 

Collectively, these drivers have achieved more than 298,957 years of safe driving throughout their careers. That’s enough time behind the wheel to drive non-stop from Miami to San Diego – 68 million times. And they’ve done it while helping to deliver 3 percent of the world’s GDP – 20 million packages a day.

Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923.  In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.

** NOTE: The following page lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.

Following is a list of California drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Abille, Eddie Mar Suisun Richmond
Alcaraz, Albert Valinda San Gabriel
Alfiers, Todd Temecula Ontario Hub
Alvarez, Adalyda Pine Valley San Diego
Anguelo, Alberto Tracy Sunnyvale
Aoun, Charbel Menlo Park San Bruno
Arcuri, Michael Roseville Sacramento
Armstrong, Gregg Arroyo Grande San Luis Obispo
Barajas, Ismael Fullerton Cerritos
Barron, George John Hacienda Heights Los Angeles
Besser, Rodney Redding Redding
Beyersdorf, James Lake Forest Laguna
Broadwell, David Clovis Fresno
Brunner, Matthew Mission Viejo Anaheim
Bustamante, Urbano Del Mar San Diego
Calcanas, Javier Whittier Los Angeles
Carras, Thomas Chatsworth Van Nuys
Cefalu, John San Diego San Diego
Cerasi, Leon Salida Ceres
Cervantes, Victor Chino Hills Los Angeles
Chapman, Jan Bellflower Compton
Charlaghi, Kambacksh San Bruno San Bruno
Chase, Chris Redondo Beach Compton
Church, Damon San Diego San Diego
Coleman, Lonnie Redding Sacramento
Cooper, Darryl Fairfield Richmond
Crestfield, Anthony Goleta San Fernando
Croce, Ernest San Diego San Diego
Cunningham, David South Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe
Damon, Steven Rancho Cucamonga Ontario Hub
Derwin, Mark San Diego San Diego
Donnelly, Steve Palmdale Van Nuys Hub
Doolittle, Michael Buena Park Cerritos
Espericueta, Tony West Covina San Gabriel
Esquerra, Glen Salinas Sunnyvale
Estrada, Salvador Granada Hill San Fernando
Favela, Ernesto Whittier Vernon
Franklin, Johnny Ontario Los Angeles
Garcia, Juan West Covina Los Angeles
Garcia, Manuel Sacramento Sacramento
Gibb, Richard Trabuco Canyon Anaheim
Gomez, Jose Bellflower Gardena
Gonzalez, Carlos San Leandro Oakland
Gonzalez, Froylan La Habra Cerritos
Gralish, David Stockton San Bruno
Hamilton, George Fresno Fresno
Hernandez, Edward Lake Forest Laguna
Hernandez, Gabriel La Habra Cerritos
Hernandez, Ricardo Santa Fe Springs Vernon
Hester, Raymond San Dimas San Gabriel
Hicks, Brian Santa Clarita San Fernando
Hopson, Dana Richmond Richmond
Ingersoll, Mark Tehachapi Mojave
Iwane, Russell Whittier Cerritos
Jauregui, Lucio Norwalk Vernon
Johnson, Stewart Jay Santa Barbara San Fernando
Jones, David Fremont Menlo Park
Kearney, Eugene Petaluma Petaluma
Kennedy, Robert Apple Valley Victorville
Kinoshita, Dean Sacramento Sacramento
Kiser, David San Diego San Diego
Kolon, Vasily Pleasanton San Ramon
Kovach, Ronald Castaic San Fernando
La Croix, Stephen Corona Ontario Hub
Latscha, Paul Colton Ontario Hub
Lepe, Salomon Moreno Valley Meridian
Lever, Kevin Hercules Richmond
Leyva, Gary San Diego San Diego
Lim, Donald Hercules Richmond
Lint, Brian Watsonville Santa Cruz
Linton, Gordon Long Beach Gardena
Lopez, Martin Ontario San Gabriel
Losoya, Fred Valinda San Gabriel
Magtibay Jr., Sofronio Chula Vista San Diego
Malone, Michael Canyon Country Los Angeles
Mamiya, Scott Belmont San Francisco
Marquis, Cheryl El Cajon San Diego
Martin, Frank Menifee San Diego
Martinez, Louie Granada Hills Vernon
Martinez, Michael Anaheim Los Angeles
McCarthy, William San Francisco San Francisco
Montiel, Leandro San Jose Sunnyvale
Ng, Jimmy South El Monte Los Angeles
Nguyen, Chinh San Ramon Oakland
Nottingham, Raymond San Rafael San Rafael
Orange, David Fresno Fresno
Osnaya, Richard Bellflower Cerritos
Oyama, Derek Torrance Gardena
Pangilinan, Michael Castro Valley Richmond
Parolini, Tim Hanford Visalia
Penney, Phillip Hercules Richmond
Perkins, Myron Bakersfield San Fernando
Peters, Kelly Ojai Ventura
Petersen, Robert San Bernardino San Fernando
Pruhs, Bob Diamond Bar San Gabriel
Puentes, Michael Sunnyvale San Bruno
Quam, Curtis Westwood Susanville
Ramos, Gilbert Alameda Richmond
Rempel, Taz Valley Springs Stockton
Robinzine, Dennis Antelope Cordelia
Rocha, Gregory Whittier Cerritos
Rodriguez, James Downey Vernon
Rodriguez, Reynaldo Daly City San Bruno
Rojas, Gregory Fountain Valley Anaheim
Ronquillio, Bruce Tracy Oakley
Ruesga, Armando Monterey Park Anaheim
Ruiz, Pedro Castro Valley Oakland
Russell, Mark Riverside Ontario Hub
Sandoval, Anthony Nuevo Temecula
Sattler, Paul Murrieta San Marcos
Scott, Rodney Sacramento Sacramento
Sepulveda Jr., Benny Panorama City Vernon
Sheppherd Jr., Silas Los Angeles Vernon
Shundo, Gary Northridge Van Nuys Hub
Smither, Stan Modesto Ceres
Steele, Kathryn Susanville Susanville
Sylvester, Michael Poway San Diego
Tang, Alvin San Francisco San Francisco
Tillman, Roland Granada Hills San Fernando
Tokhi, Mahmood San Jose San Jose
Tresner, Rodney Simi Valley Van Nuys Hub
Urias, Raymond Covina San Gabriel
Valentine, Douglas Newbury Park Van Nuys Hub
Vasquez III, Adrian Whittier Los Angeles
Vasquez, Andrew Elk Grove Sacramento
Williams, Donald Valencia San Fernando
Winton, Danny Soulsbyville Angels Camp
Zamudio, Luis Huntington Park Cerritos


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