Five exemplary employees of Con-way Inc. are the winners of the company’s second annual CEO Constellation Awards, its highest employee recognition. Winners are selected for extraordinary achievement, performance and leadership, as well as best representing the company’s core values of integrity, commitment and excellence.
“Con-way’s most vital resource is its employees, and recognition of those who lead by example and personify our values is one of our most important responsibilities,” says Douglas W. Stotlar, president and chief executive officer. “What these exemplary individuals bring to Con-way’s customers and employees through their inspirational leadership, work ethic, collaboration and integrity is immeasurable.”
The Constellation Awards announcement marks the end of a six-month process during which more than 200 Quarterly Leader Award recipients were selected from nominations within individual business units. Those winners automatically advanced to the next level of recognition, the President’s Award. The 35 2007-2008 President’s Award winners then were narrowed to 10 finalists considered for CEO Constellation Award honors.
The five CEO Constellation Award recipients each received a check for $5,000, a sculptured crystal vase inscribed with their names and lifelong recognition within the company. They and their guests also will attend a retreat next month with Con-way’s CEO and other senior executives aimed at sharing ideas about Con-way and how employees can impact its future most effectively.
“The opportunity to gain the unique perspective of these employees is tremendously valuable,” Stotlar says. “It’s invigorating to hear their ideas and observations on how best to foster teamwork and success throughout our organization.”
This year’s winners and examples of their outstanding accomplishments are:
The company flew the 10 CEO Constellation Awards finalists to Con-way’s headquarters in San Mateo, Calif., for interviews and final evaluations before selection of the winners.