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UPS Honors Ohio Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced 75 elite drivers from Ohio are among 1,445 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 333 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,307 years of accident-free driving. Terry Leedy of Wadsworth is the state's senior safe driver, with 44 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 4,546 total UPS drivers in Ohio.

Globally, 7,878 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they've racked up more than 221,000 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That's enough miles to travel to Mars and back 36 times.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," said George Brooks, president, UPS East Region.

Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 52 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 46 years of safe driving. Sixty-two others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.

UPS's 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering more than 4 billion packages safely.

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.

** NOTE: The following table lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center. If you're interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact Dan McMackin at dmcmackin@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
Alexander, Kevin Dover New Philadelphia
Aliff, Jeffrey Brownsville Columbus
Arcipowski, Andrew Brecksville Highland Heights
Baker, Joel Mogadore Akron
Barrow, Louis Cincinnati Sharonville
Benkey, Sheldon Sandusky Sandusky
Bishop, John Holland Toledo
Blake, Robert Strongsville Highland Heights
Bly, Neil Strongsville E 68th Street
Brown, Scott Brunswick Middleburg Heights
Buchert, Thomas Liberty Township Sharonville
Casertano, Tony Toledo Toledo
Casey, John Dayton West Carrollton
Clonch, Rick Rushville Columbus
Crowder, Robert Grove City Columbus
Day, Michael Castalia Sandusky
Dellaflora, Richard Pickerington Columbus
Dewitt, Brien Richmond Hts Highland Heights
Dodd, Kimberly Munroe Falls Akron
Doolan, Gary Milford Sharonville
Duliba, Steven North Royalton Middleburg Heights
Favazzo Sr, James Alliance Canton
Fell, David Strongsville Middleburg Heights
Feller, Richard Dover Middleburg Heights
Fioritto, Albert Toledo Toledo
Fisler, Michael Batavia Cincinnati
Fulton, Donald Canal Fulton Canton
Griffith, Bobby Centerburg Columbus
Hagloch, James Powell Columbus
Hall, Douglas Maineville Sharonville
Hanrahan, Scott Plain City Columbus
Harp, Daniel Mansfield Columbus
Hawkins, Bruce Richmond Heights Middleburg Heights
Henke, Thomas Hamilton Sharonville
Hill, Richard Albany Athens
Hoyme, James Mcdermott Portsmouth
Humberger, Dean Genoa Toledo
Johnson, Eric Cincinnati Sharonville
Jones Jr, Jerry Newark Newark
Kalinowski, Michael Homerville Middleburg Heights
Kirchen, Kevin Columbus Columbus
Klufas, Bohdan John Parma Middleburg Heights
Konn, Frank Berea Middleburg Heights
Kozma, Thomas Tallmadge Akron
Lagruth, Joseph Olmsted Falls Middleburg Heights
Losneck, Jeff Grafton Middleburg Heights
Luers Jr, Gilbert Fairborn Dayton
Marsh, Anthony Dayton West Carrollton
Mattes, Larry Cuyahoga Falls Middleburg Heights
Maushart, David Liberty Township Sharonville
Michel, Carl Robertsville Canton
Minasola, Joseph Brunswick E 68th Street
Mouch, Steve Cincinnati Sharonville
Nangle, Robert Huber Heights Springfield Center
Panzo, Richard Gahanna Obetz
Perry, Lawrence Hilliard Columbus
Pohl Jr, Richard Huber Heights Dayton
Rammel, William St Henry Celina
Reagin, Timothy Shaker Hts Highland Heights
Reiss, Jo Ann Berea Middleburg Heights
Rittenhouse, Steven Milford Sharonville
Rokowski, Robert Olmsted Falls Middleburg Heights
Rosplock, Kevin Willoughby Hills Highland Heights
Schmittle, Michael Vermilion Elyria
Schneider, Larry Dayton Dayton
Sieniawski, James Wellington Middleburg Heights
Sutphin, Ronald Oregon Toledo
Szeremet, Gary Parma E 68th Street
Wagner, Dann Maumee Toledo
Weston, Ellis Warren Trumbull
White, Steven Lima Lima
Wilke, Gregory Cincinnati Sharonville
Yakubik, Aaron Byesville St. Clairsville
Yoder, J Findlay Findlay
Youngblood, Randall London Columbus

CONTACT: Dan McMackin dmcmackin@ups.com

Source: UPS