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UPS Honors Ohio Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 55 elite drivers from Ohio 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. 

Ohio boasts 369 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 10,574 years of accident-free driving. Terry Leedy of Wadsworth is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 47 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,413 total full-time UPS drivers in Ohio.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Scott Bremerman, president, UPS East 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 Ohio drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location
Agin, Michael Zanesville Zanesville
Allen, Douglas Sylvania Toledo
Barnell, Daniel Cincinnati Sharonville
Beckman, Jeffrey Hamilton Sharonville
Berardi, Steven Columbia Station Middleburg Heights
Brown, Brian Lexington Mansfield
Butts, Thomas Middletown Hamilton
Byrd Jr, Richard Cincinnati Sharonville
Cowles, Kenneth Mount Gilead Marion
Craycraft, Phillip Greencamp Marion
Dave, Derrick Canton Canton
Drehs, John Seville Wadsworth
Ensign, William Spencer Middleburg Heights
Gala, Robert Parma Cleveland
Griesmer, Peter Mayfield Heights Cleveland
Hagan, Sean Lyndhurst Highland Heights
Haworth, Everett W Milton Piqua
Holbrook, Steve Portsmouth Portsmouth
Holtzapple, James Spencerville Lima
Jackman, Glenn Hilliard Columbus
Keenan, Walter Columbus Columbus
Koller, Christopher Dayton West Carrollton
Macar, John Brunswick Middleburg Heights
Mackay, Mark Sylvania Township Toledo
Messerschmitt, Kenneth Cincinnati Cincinnati
Milczewski, August Broadview Heights Cleveland
Mokry, Frank Euclid Highland Heights
Molohosky, Dave Clinton Wadsworth
Monroe, Timothy Waterville Toledo
Morris, Mark Heath Newark
Mullen, Paul Mentor Highland Heights
Myers, Daniel Munson Middleburg Heights
Orosz, Andrea Elyria Cleveland
Park, Kevin North Royalton Middleburg Heights
Penrose, Michael Springfield Springfield
Perko, Anthony Euclid Highland Heights
Princell, Eric Harrison Hamilton
Quimby, Dale Plain City Columbus
Riemenschneider, Brad Hilliard Columbus
Romaniw, Carrie Parma Middleburg Heights
Seeger, William Graytown Toledo
Sierschula, Thomas Englewood West Carrollton
Singer, Jason Vandalia Dayton
Smith, Christopher Wooster Wooster
Sotak, Donald Olmsted Township Middleburg Heights
Steinbrunner, Roger New Bremen Celina
Tinney, Robert Poland Mahoning Valley
Trager, David Newark Newark
Trejo, Juan Defiance Defiance
Vome, Jerry Goshen Sharonville
Westgerdes, Kevin St. Henry Celina
Williams, George Strongsville Middleburg Heights
Wise, Scott Tiffin Columbus
Wisintainer, Larry Dover New Philadelphia
Yeakley, Kenneth Greenfield Wilmington

Contact:           UPS Public Relations
                        pr@ups.com

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