TORONTO, Ont. –Arthur Stanley, Vice President, Operations of Federal Express Canada Ltd. was presented with the Colonel Robert Hardie Award of Lifetime Achievement today at the 36th annual National Transportation Week (Ontario) Awards Breakfast in Toronto.
Each year, during the first week of June, Canadians observe National Transportation Week in recognition of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who keep Canada moving safely, efficiently and reliably.
Ontario’s NTW committee is made up of representatives from CAA Ontario, GO Transit, Ontario Motor Coach Association, Ontario School Bus Association, Ontario Trucking Association and Toronto Transit Commission. For thirty-six years this committee has been promoting the importance of transportation to the Ontario economy.
The award of lifetime achievement is presented to Canadian business leaders who have dedicated their career to the field of transportation and in the process have made a significant contribution to the industry.
The Colonel Robert Hardie Award of Lifetime Achievement was created by the NTW Ontario Committee in memory of Colonel Hardie, who sat on the very first NTW Ontario Committee 35 years ago. Colonel Hardie worked hard raising money and exciting interest in the annual event, through good times and bad. Sadly, he passed away on July 27, 1999. This award is presented to Canadian business leaders who dedicate their careers to the transportation field and in the process make a significant contribution to the industry.
Stanley began his career with Federal Express in 1982 when the company first opened its doors for business in Canada. At the time, FedEx had 74 employees in six stations across the country.
Stanley started in the Calgary customer service department and was promoted to manager of operations in Edmonton only three years later. In 1987 he was promoted to senior manager of operations in Toronto before being promoted to director of western operations in 1989.
Stanley was appointed vice president of operations in 1998. In this position, he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Canadian operations including district airport ramps, sort, pickup, delivery and systems operations.
He has seen the company grow from its modest beginnings in Canada to a company that employs more than 5,000 employees in 69 facilities across the country – 3,100 of these employees work for Stanley in operations.
Stanley has overseen all of the operational milestones in the company’s young history in Canada, including the opening of FedEx hub facility at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in May 2002.
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