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UPS Honors Ohio Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

February 26, 2019

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