News & Awards

The Shevell Group, NEMF and Eastern Freightways Honors 2016 Award Recipients

The company is proud to announce its Annual Award winners. Each and every day we have thousands of great people who work to insure our success and each year we take the time to recognize a few individuals who went above and beyond in performing their duties.

The following is the list of outstanding workers who were recognized from the Shevell Group of Companies.

Ronald Sedlak in our cargo claims department has been honored as the 2016 winner of the Arlene Shevell Award. This award is given annually to the worker who exemplifies the highest level of dedication and contribution within the Shevell Group. Ron has been a loyal member of the team since December of 2000.

The 2016 winner of the Mark Jensen Award is Frank Sessa from our Information Technology team. This award is presented annually to the worker who demonstrates administrative and management excellence. Frank will celebrate 17 years with the company this month.

We are pleased to announce that Al Shumskis, Account Executive of our Newburgh, NY terminal has been named the recipient of the Jon Shevell Memorial Award for the best overall sales performance and growth among the Shevell Group of Companies for the second straight year.  Al joined the NEMF sales team in 2006.  

Steve Santi Account Executive of the Chicago, IL terminal has been named the recipient of the 2016 Paul Danzak Sales Award for outstanding sales achievement and growth.  Steve joined the NEMF sales team in 2006 and works under the leadership of RSM Ken Wegner

NEMF is pleased to announce that Tom Ringwood is the recipient of the 2016 National Accounts Sales Award with revenue growth of ($2,663,532) exceeding 8%.  Tom has been with NEMF for 26 years and has held the position of National Account Executive based out of Syracuse, NY since 1996. His area of responsibility includes portions of NY, PA, OH, KY and Michigan. Tom is a previous winner of this award, having received this recognition in 2013, 2004 and 2001.

Eastern Freight Ways is pleased to announce that Albert Kobylarz has been named their “Most Valuable Player” for 2016. After several years in the flatbed business with one of the largest regional building materials haulers in the Northeast, Albert joined Eastern in October 2011, when Eastern’s flatbed division was less than six months old.

The NEMF terminal in Meriden, Connecticut under the leadership of Terminal Manager John Webber and Region Manager Paul Dubiel has been named Terminal of the Year for 2016. The selection process is never easy and it came down to three terminals which included Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA along with our winner. The terminal is consistently among the company’s on time service leaders.

In 2013 we added an award to recognize one of our most dedicated and hard working groups of employees, our Freight Operations Supervisors. This year’s award is again presented in honor of our late Vice President of Operations, Gary Piscal who was truly an outstanding operator and a dedicated worker. The winner of the Freight Operations Supervisor of the Year Award for 2016 is Kevin Purcell, who manages the dispatch operation in our Richmond, VA terminal. Kevin joined the company in 2009 and during his tenure he has been a reliable and integral member of the Richmond team led by TM Tim Hoechst.
Congratulations all on a job well done!

Recipients will be presented with an engraved crystal plaque recognizing their accomplishments. Please join our Chairman Myron “Mike” Shevell and our entire management team in congratulating all of our award winners.

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