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UPS Honors Michigan Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

February 26, 2019

DETROIT, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 53 elite drivers from Michigan 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.

Michigan boasts 295 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 8,342 years of accident-free driving. Thomas Camp of Livonia is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 56 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,932 total full-time UPS drivers in Michigan.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Shellie Shellabarger, president, UPS Great Lakes District. “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 Michigan drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

Driver Hometown UPS Work Location -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Andzejewski, Duane Bark River Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Arntz, Patrick Kentwood Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Bailer, Ralph Williamston Lansing -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Brazil, Daniel Tecumseh Ypsilanti -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Burton Jr, Harold Harper Woods Madison Heights -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Caldwell, William Watervliet Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Callard, Michael Linden Flint -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Cascadden, Allen Grawn Traverse City -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Cleary, Daniel East Lansing Lansing -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Clements, Robert Swartz Creek Flint -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Colley, Brent Saginaw Saginaw -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Cooper, Aaron Monroe Monroe -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Fairchild, Mark Ithaca Mount Pleasant -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Finzel, David Warren Madison Heights -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Franckowiak, Kevin Muskegon Muskegon -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Frazer, Mark Gladstone Escanaba -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Gibson, Roger Battle Creek Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Hofer, Richard St. Clair Shores Madison Heights -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Hoffman, Joseph Trenton Livonia Hub -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Hudacek, James Ironwood Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Isola, Michael Lake Orion Pontiac -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Jackman, William White Lake Pontiac -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Kiessling, Tad Battle Creek Battle Creek -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- King, Daniel Madison Heights Madison Heights -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Kneeland, Preston Grand Rapids Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Kratochvil, Kevin Suttons Bay Traverse City -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Lankerd, Eric Battle Creek Battle Creek -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Leitz, Timothy Rockford Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Lipsky, Matthew Flushing Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Lyons, Terrence Ypsilanti Township Livonia Hub -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- McCollum, Danny Westland Livonia Hub -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Miller, Chris Burlington Battle Creek -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Morfino Jr, Vincent Fraser Madison Heights -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Nelson, Larry Dewitt Lansing -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Neumann, Jeffery Ypsilanti Ypsilanti -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Paris, Joseph Chesterfield Township Woodbridge -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Pearl, Scott Okemos Lansing -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Phillips, Howard Battle Creek Battle Creek -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Piglowski, Edward West Branch West Branch -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Prato, Thomas Dearborn Livonia -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Pratt, David Newaygo Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Reasner, Ronald Rose City West Branch -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Remus, Kenneth Wolverine Petoskey -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Rosenberg, Kenneth Kalamazoo Kalamazoo -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Sanborn, David Flushing Flint -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Sievert, Brian Warren Madison Heights -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Skover, Daniel Warren Madison Heights -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Strong, William Lansing Lansing -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Swoape, Roy Portage Kalamazoo -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Tillman, Christopher West Olive Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Veenema, John Zeeland Grand Rapids -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Ward, Thomas Traverse City Traverse City -------------------- --------------------- ----------------- Yagiela, Daniel Essexville Saginaw -------------------- --------------------- -----------------

Contact: UPS Public Relationspr@ups.com