Canadian cream of Con-way’s crop

BRAMPTON, Ont. — With more than 450 operating locations across North America, it takes something special to be recognized as one of Con-way’s top employees and an Ontario logistics manager can boast just that.

In total, five exemplary employees of the transportation giant were recognized with the second annual CEO Constellation Awards, Con-way’s highest employee recognition.

Dave Lawton, logistics manager III with Menlo Worldwide Logistics in Brampton, Ont., however was the only non-American winner.

"What these exemplary individuals bring to Con-way’s customers and employees through their inspirational leadership, work ethic, collaboration and integrity is immeasurable," said Douglas W. Stotlar, president and CEO of Con-way.

The Constellation Awards announcement marks the end of a six-month process during which more than 200 Quarterly Leader Award (QLA) recipients were selected from nominations within individual business units. Those winners automatically advanced to the next level of recognition, the President’s Award. The 35 2007-2008 President’s Award winners were then narrowed to 10 finalists considered for CEO Constellation Award honors.

In 2007, Lawton led his team through both successful ISO certification and implementation of Lean process management at the Brampton facility.

Lauded as an exceptional leader by employees from every level of his organization, he is equally praised by customers whose expectations he and his team consistently exceed. Lawton joined Menlo in 2000.

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