Con-way recognizes employees with CEO Constellation Awards

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Con-way Inc. announced that it has honored five employees with its fifth annual CEO Constellation Awards. Winners were selected from throughout the enterprise as those who best exemplify the company’s core values of integrity, commitment and excellence.

“The talent, teamwork and integrity of our employees form the foundation of Con-way’s success,” says Douglas Stotlar, president and chief executive officer of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way. “It is with great pleasure that I personally recognize these five employees, who through their own examples of living our values every day, have demonstrated exemplary leadership and performance. This year’s recipients provide inspiration for us. They represent the best of the best at Con-way, and we extend our congratulations to each of them.”

The CEO Constellation Award is the highest employee recognition bestowed by the company each year. The five winners were chosen by an executive team that included Stotlar, Menlo Worldwide Logistics President Bob Bianco, Con-way Truckload President Herb Schmidt, Con-way Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Steve Bruffett, and Leslie Lundberg, Con-way’s senior vice president of human resources.

The five winners were chosen from 10 finalists that were drawn from a group of 21 President’s Award winners, who were selected from 260 Quarterly Leader Award recipients in 2010. Constellation Award winners each receive a sculptured crystal vase inscribed with their name, a monetary prize and a lifetime of recognition within the company. They also are attending a special recognition event this month, which will include an executive retreat with Stotlar and other members of the Con-way executive team.

Con-way’s 2011 CEO Constellation Award winners are Christopher Anderson, driver sales representative, Con-way Freight, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Alysa Arndt, senior solutions engineer, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Aurora, Ill.; Jeffery Hill, service center manager, Con-way Freight, Eagan, Minn.; Gretchen Jackson, manager of recruiting, Con-way Truckload, Joplin, Mo.; and Tony Vigil, driver sales representative, Con-way Freight, Albuquerque, N.M.