UPS Honors Wisconsin Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 33 elite drivers from Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin boasts 139 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 3,797 years of accident-free driving. Thomas Moench of Janesville is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 39 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 1,801 total UPS drivers in Wisconsin.

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 Trayce Parker, president, UPS Northern Plains 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 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 Visit for multimedia assets.

Following is a list of Circle of Honor drivers in Wisconsin.

DriverHometownUPS Work Location
Banczak, BrianKewaskumElm Grove
Clark, MichaelKenoshaNorthbrook
Dittman, MichaelHartfordElm Grove
Dorman, WilliamGreen BayGreen Bay
Gottschlich, RobertColgateElm Grove
Guilfoil, DanielMadisonMiddleton
Hagman, StevenNeenahOshkosh
Higgins, PatrickJanesvilleJanesville
Hnilicka, DavidGreen BayBay View
Hoerter, FredPloverStevens Point
Hutts, JohnGreendaleOak Creek
Jaeger, JeffreyIxoniaWatertown
Jorgensen, DouglasPeshtigoMarinette
Kahl, JeffreyRice LakeRice Lake
Kleven, DaleOshkoshOshkosh
Kroll, GregorySouth MilwaukeeElm Grove
Kummrow, KelvinMilwaukeeOak Creek
Laas, RobertTrevorPalatine
Lepak, JohnNew BerlinOak Creek
Madden, LarryPewaukeeOak Creek
Martz, KevinBarabooLake Delton
Mehring, DavidWaukeshaElm Grove
Milo, ThomasFranklinOak Creek
Moore, StevenOshkoshOshkosh
Ochnikowski, ThomasMilwaukeeElm Grove
Peterson, HerbertStevens PointStevens Point
Peterson, JeffreyWaukeshaElm Grove
Potts, CatherineFranksvilleSturtevant
Rymer, MikeGreen BayGreen Bay
Sauser, JosephFort AtkinsonJanesville
Stumbris, KeithCrivitzMarinette
Thyssen, JamesDepereGreen Bay
Young, StevenMerrillWausau

Contact: UPS Public Relations

Source: UPS