Aim Safety Award Honors Figueroa and Zaller

GIRARD, Ohio — To identify and honor employees who go above and beyond demonstrating safety in the workplace, Aim Transportation Solutions has launched its President’s Core Value Awards. The first two honorees are foreman Javier Figueroa and driver Matt Zaller.

By setting the standard for safety that others should strive for, the recipients received recognition in a ceremony, a certificate and a $2,000 bonus. The awards are an extension of Aim’s Safety Week initiative launched last summer.

“We had a ton of positive momentum coming out of Safety Week last year,” says Ron Bourque, Aim vice president of safety. “We wanted to harness that energy and turn it into a way to not just recognize the employees but also make those individuals the bar for everyone to strive for, someone the company can look at as the embodiment of integrity, commitment, trust or accountability.”

Figueroa and Zaller were selected by Aim’s executive safety committee from a pool of about 30 candidates nominated by management across the company. The winners were narrowed down to one from Aim Integrated Logistics and one from Aim Leasing Co., two of the companies that comprise Aim Transportation Solutions.

From Integrated Logistics, Zaller, who drives for Aim customer Joyce Manufacturing, received the award for his commitment to performing proper and thorough equipment inspections as well as his dedication to comprehensive training for new drivers.

“You’re out there going above and beyond, and you’re doing it to a point that people notice,” Aim Co-President Scott Fleming told Zaller. “When people notice, then that makes people around you work better, work harder and be better people.”

For Aim Leasing Co., Figueroa, a working foreman for Aim ProShop customer Hensley Beverage Co., was recognized for his commitment to making safety front and center at his shop, whether in the form of promoting safety messages or implementing safer guidelines and best practices.

“You’re a change-maker, you’re a difference maker, and you move the needle for Aim,” Fleming said. “You have our utmost appreciation and gratitude for the job you’re doing.”

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