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UPS Honors California Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 176 elite drivers from California are among 1,613 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.

California boasts 841 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 23,535 years of accident-free driving. Peter Pavlian of San Bernardino is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 45 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 11,915 total UPS drivers in California.

Globally, 8,703 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up more than 245,000 years and more than 5.3 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to Mars and back 19 times.

“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said George Willis, president, UPS West 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 53 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 47 years of safe driving. Sixty-six 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. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.

** NOTE: The following table 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 California drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.

DriverHometownUPS Work Location
Alcorn, BrettKermanFresno
Aliviado Jr, LoritoTorranceGardena
Ante, NathanBakersfieldBakersfield
Apodaca, RaymondWhittierCerritos
Arellanes, SteveChinoCerritos
Ashe, LarryHemetOntario
Ballier, KevinRancho CordovaCordelia
Barajas, IrineoDiamond BarAnaheim
Barrow Jr, WilliamFontanaSan Gabriel
Barton, CraigSimi ValleySan Gabriel
Bassett, ThomasMontebelloSan Gabriel
Bernard, DavidVenturaVentura
Bickham, WilliamAmerican CanyonRichmond
Blanch, JackCastro ValleyOakland
Bognuda, GaryEurekaEureka
Bolton, TroyPetalumaSan Bruno
Bonilla, XavierMonroviaSan Fernando
Bowen, DarrylClovisFresno
Briones, BatongBay PointRichmond
Cachero, Epifanio CabauatanFremontSan Bruno
Canez, RobertWest CovinaGrande Vista
Caruso, AnthonyQuartz HillGrande Vista
Chase, PatrickPacificaSan Bruno
Coleman, ChicoOntarioOntario
Condon, JohnRidgecrestRidgecrest
Cook, EricPaso RoblesSan Luis Obispo
Cordova, GilbertWhittierLos Angeles
Corona, HarveyFowlerFresno
Crostic, DanielCamarilloSan Fernando
Decaprio, JamesStevenson RanchSan Fernando
Densmore, MichaelLakewoodCerritos
Desorbo, JeffreyEscondidoSan Diego
Dion, ToddRancho Santa MargaritaLaguna
Drain, ChrisSan FranciscoSan Francisco
Dryden, CalvinSan JoseSunnyvale
Duran, RubenChinoSan Gabriel
Echols, GregoryCherry ValleyOntario
Edwards, LarryAlta LomaOntario
Ellis Jr, RobertBeaumontTemecula
Enriquez, LouieNorth RidgeVan Nuys
Etheridge, JamesBuena ParkCerritos
Fabianski, RobertRedwood CitySan Bruno
Finley, RonMoreno ValleyTemecula
Fortier, GaryLake ArrowheadOntario
Fowke, RonaldLaguna HillsAnaheim
Franzman, KevinHuntington BeachGardena
Fukui, GregoryMontebelloOlympic
Gabriel, ErikLos BanosSan Jose
Garcia, GilbertWhittierGrande Vista
George, ScottLodiSacramento
Gonzales, JosephOxnardSan Fernando
Graham, ScottModestoCeres
Grandalski, KoryFresnoFresno
Grant, DavidCanyon LakeOntario
Grant, MiltonSalinasSalinas
Greaves, MalcolmHemetTemecula
Grogan, MarkBakersfieldBakersfield
Grubbs, ChrysAliso ViejoLaguna
Hamilton, DouglasCarlsbadSan Diego
Hammett, JayChicoChico
Hancock, KevinPowaySan Diego
Hanson, ScottRosevilleRocklin
Hargis, ChrisFullertonAnaheim
Harrington, JamesTorranceGardena
Harvey, MelvinSalinasSunnyvale
Hearne, KennethOaklandOakland
Hernandez, AdrianLa MesaSan Diego
Hernandez, JosephTustinAnaheim
Hindmarch, WilliamPetalumaPetaluma
Hopp, ToddBeaumontSan Bernardino
Hopper, BrendaSan JoseSunnyvale
Hunter, DaveBreaCerritos
Jackson, TerryLos AngelesOlympic
Jacobs, RobertFresnoFresno
Jensen, MichaelSan BrunoSan Francisco
Johnson, MarkMurrietaSan Marcos
Kaneshiro, CurtisGardenaGardena
King, DavidVistaSan Marcos
Klee, MarkPlacentiaAnaheim
Kotowski, RalphLakesideChula Vista
Lagemann, MarkRowland HeightsGrande Vista
Lahr, BretStocktonSacramento
Lambert, DuprieCarsonGardena
Lamenti, DawnBrentwoodRichmond
Leduc, KennethBeniciaNapa Center
Lee, JeffreyPacificaSan Francisco
Leiphardt, StevenMission ViejoLaguna
Lendl, MartyReddingRedding
Leonard, RandallWatsonvilleSunnyvale
Lewton, MarcSanta MariaSanta Maria
Little, RandySalinasSalinas
Livingston, RonaldBurbankCerritos
Losurdo, PatSherwood ForestSan Fernando
Louie, SanfordSan FranciscoSan Francisco
Lowe, WesleyOxnardVentura
Maetani, WadeHuntington BeachCerritos
Manista, StevenHemetTemecula
Margarian, MichaelClovisFresno
Martinez Jr, RaulWhittierOlympic
Martinez, RubenLos AngelesLos Angeles
McCard, RonaldLa PalmaCerritos
McGeorge, KimPacific GroveMonterey
Mcinnis, AlanLivermoreOakland
Meier, JeffreyAntiochConcord Center
Mendoza, CharlesWhitterCerritos
Moranda, DeanClovisFresno
Morris, ThomasCitrus HeightsSacramento
Nagata, StevenIndioPalm Springs
Negrillo, NelsonCosta MesaAnaheim
Nieto, WillieRocklinRocklin
Norville, RichardLakewoodGrande Vista
O Hare, MartinSan JoseSan Jose
Olson, CurtisCarrlsbadSan Diego
Ortega, RaymondBlytheBlythe Center
Osborn, TerryCottonwoodRedding
Page Ii, GordieOrangeAnaheim
Palomino, ArmandoWatsonvilleSanta Cruz
Pantana, NickPalmdaleMojave
Parker, RichardBrentwoodOakley
Pascual, FredCarsonGardena
Pelayo, JoseGlendoraCerritos
Perez, JosephTemeculaOntario
Perez, StephenSan JoseSan Jose
Pichardo, GilbertOrangeLaguna
Primacio, AlanChula VistaSan Diego
Quezada, ArmandoValenciaSan Gabriel
Ramirez, GabeSalinasSalinas
Ramirez, JamesMonterey ParkLos Angeles
Ramirez, RichardTracySan Jose
Ramos, JavierPico RiveraSan Gabriel
Renna, ChrisClovisFresno
Rizkallah, ElieCastro ValleyOakland
Rodriguez, ArnoldCovinaSan Gabriel
Rodriguez, JohnPacificaSan Francisco
Rodriguez, ManuelRiversideOntario
Rodriguez, RobertBarstowBarstow
Rodriguez, RonnieFresnoFresno
Rojas, RafaelConcordSan Francisco
Rolsma, LeeMurrietaSan Bernardino
Romero, BenjaminSan CarlosSan Bruno
Roper, LeroyLaguna WoodsCerritos
Ruiz, NoestorLos AngelesGrande Vista
Sanchez, PaulPinoleRichmond
Santiago, GeorgeSan JoseSan Francisco
Scheid, JamesHaywardOakland
Scott, PercyFairfieldRichmond
Shepherd, AlansonOntarioSan Gabriel
Shillingford, AlbertChino HillsOntario
Shuttleworth, RobertNorth HillsVan Nuys
Sims, GeorgeBerkeleyOakland
Smith, JeffreyValley CenterSan Marcos
Smith, JohnPalmdaleLos Angeles
Soto, DavidPalmdaleSan Fernando
Sprowell, AndreRancho Santa MargaritaLaguna
Stansbury, RobertHacienda HeightsCerritos
Steinbuch, TroyAlpineSan Diego
Stillwell, HowardVisaliaFresno
Taxiera, JamesSan LeandroOakland
Thomsen, WilliamPetalumaPetaluma
Tippin, RandallSanteeSan Diego
Trinh, MasonSan FranciscoSan Francisco
Tullius, JosephPlacentiaLaguna
Van Trease, KenLivermoreOakland
Varela, EfrenLa MiradaCerritos
Wall, DonaldFremontMenlo Park
Warren, JeffreyPasadenaSan Gabriel
White Jr, PedroValenciaSan Fernando
White, RobertGlendoraSan Gabriel
Wilkins, KyleNewbury ParkNewbury Park
Williams, MarkPerrisOntario
Williams, TerryLos AngelesOlympic
Wilson, GaryLemon CoveFresno
Wilson, MichaelSacramentoRocklin
Young, VictorSan FranciscoSan Bruno
Yu, JonathanSan FranciscoSan Bruno
Ziegmann, RodneySan MarcosSan Diego

Contact: UPS Public Relations pr@ups.com

Source: UPS

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