TORONTO, Ont. — This year’s CCMA Courier Executive Of The Year is Allan Kaufman, Vice President, Legal, of United Parcel Service.
Kaufman has been deeply involved in UPS’ NAFTA challenge of Canada Post asserting competitive advantages that compete against private interests.
"Within his relatively short time in our industry he has achieved recognition and respect from his peers by utilizing and executing a formula of professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm and strong work ethics. This individual has been a strong and ardent promoter and supporter of the courier industry in general, bolstering the CCMA on many fronts donating his time, ideas and solutions. He’s contributed to the success of many CCMA positions and influenced policy direction," the CCMA states in a press release.
Kaufman has been a visiting professor of law at McGill University and has taught law as a lecturer at the University of Ottawa for 12 years. In addition he has also served as Chief of Staff to a former Minister of International Trade for Canada.
The CCMA’s award recognizes an individual who, in the past year has demonstrated excellence in six key areas, including; Leadership/vision, Industry support, Business acumen, Integrity/ethics, Corporate citizenship, Personal Growth
This year the award was selected based on individual ballots received from CCMA members who voted for the nominees. To ensure fairness, votes cast could not come in masse from within a nominees company. Therefore the winner was chosen based upon peer assessment across the entire industry with no influence from co-workers, making it truly unique and distinctive.
The nominees in alphabetical order; Frank D’Angelo, President – The Messengers International, Bill Henderson, Vice President, Linehaul/Hubs/Fleet – Purolator Courier Ltd., Allan Kaufman, Vice President, Legal – United Parcel Service Canada Ltd., Sandy Montgomery, President – DEC Express.
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