The Richard Kelly Memorial Award for Leadership was awarded to Maira M. at our Ontario facility. She is shown here receiving the award from CEO Steve Ness. This award is the highest honor granted to a Kool Pak employee in recognition of their leadership and contributions. The award was part of the annual Driver of the Year Awards.
In addition, the 2018 Kool Pak° Driver Awards ceremonies were held this month at our four facilities, to celebrate and acknowledge our exceptional drivers. We are pleased to announce the winners – and extend a hearty congratulations to all our drivers at Clackamas, Ontario, Patterson and Sumner.
At our Ontario facility, CEO Steve Ness presented the awards. Maira M. earned this year’s Richard Kelly Memorial Award for Leadership.
Steve Ness congratulating Daniel, Driver of Excellence.
The The Ontario team, from left to right: Jenny H., Felicia S., Bill P., Jason B., Melanie N., Steve Ness, Maira M. (Richard Kelly Memorial Leadership Award recipient), Sal V., Joey N., Randy R., Edwin M., Daniel W.n (Driver of Excellence), Veronica B., Argenis Q., Alberto A., Joel R., Robert H. and Raul R..
The president of Polar Express Transportation, Jamie Plowman, presented the awards in Sumner. The Driver of Excellence award winners are Dave Nelson, Les Davidson, Lamar Jensen, Larry Hochhalter and Denny Vetter.
Dave N. receiving the DOE award from Jamie Plowman
Denny V. receiving the DOE award from Jamie Plowman
Jamie Plowman. presenting the DOE award to Lamar J.
Jamie Plowman. presenting the DOE award to Larry H.
Jamie Plowman presenting the DOE award to Les D.
At our Clackamas location, CFO Wade Palmer hosted the awards along with several staff from the Lake Oswego office sharing in the celebration. Shown are Rachel H. with her daughter, Wade Palmer, Neal F., Brisa L., Team Jim H. & Cindy H. (Drivers of the Year), Russell O., Roby S. (Driver of Excellence), Cheryl M., Bud S. (Driver of Excellence), Bruce B. (Driver of Excellence), Nicole H..
Jim F. receiving his Driver of Excellence award from Wade Palmer
Les D. won our Owner Operator of the Year award
Brion T., Driver of Excellence, with his Kool Pak mini-truck.
We’d also like to extend a special thank you and acknowledgement to our award winners who were unable to attend the Clackamas banquet: Tim E., Susan E. Z., Mark P., Ron Y., Lee E., Ricky H., Lance S., Ed R..
Laura A., VP of Human Resources, presented awards to the Patterson team.
Left to right: Danny L. (Local Driver of the Year), Laura A., Marvin H. (Driver of Excellence), Blake M. (Ontario Terminal Manager) and Dan M. (Driver of Excellence).