R2 Logistics has announced their 2016 Employees of the Year. An award’s dinner will be held in Dallas, Texas at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Attending the dinner, in addition to the winners, will be Founder and CEO, Ben Gase; Vice President, Ben Jordan; VP of Operations, Matt Elsass; VP of Finance, Kees Hiatt; VP of Sales, Hunter Schwind; and VP of Strategic Account Management, Brad Schneider. Associates were chosen for their award based on their outstanding service, ability to capitalize on opportunities within their position, and exemplifying the set company standards of The R2 Way.
The 2016 winners are:Operations Employee of the Year: Travis Register
“The word accountability for many stirs emotions of fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. Leaders look at accountability as opportunity, and that’s how Travis approaches his work. A thought out methodical plan of attack, both in the short and long term and continual improvements to achieve results,” said VP of Operations, Matt Elsass. “He puts the team before himself and leads by example. Never just looking at the path of least resistance, but instead the road less traveled. Travis has embraced the R2 core values and teaches his teammates the same. His passion for R2, the valued customers and carriers, and his peers is infectious. Congratulations, much deserved!”
Customer Service Employee of the Year: Lindsey Hagemann
“Lindsey exemplifies what R2 stands for and always does what’s right for the customer each and every day,” stated Elsass. “She takes on challenges that most would shy away from, in an effort to service her accounts and allow them to focus on their main line of business. An intense approach to doing the right thing and make decisions that’s always in the best interest of the customer is how Lindsey attacks her workload. She truly is an ambassador to Customer Service. Congratulations on this well-deserved award!”
Salesperson of the Year: Lauren Hicks
“In the 12 months Lauren has been with R2 Logistics she has proven she is truly a juggernaut of sales,” said Director of Sales, Jon Adams. “She has always been a self-starter, willing to figure things out on her own and accomplish things rarely seen with such a short time in the industry. Lauren comes in to work every day with a positive attitude, the desire to win and is always highly motivated to be better than the competition. Lauren is a valuable asset to the Sales Team and has gone above and beyond expectations each and every day. Congratulations on winning Salesperson of the Year. It is well-deserved and you earned it!”
Administrative Employee of the Year: Jared Fowkes
“Jared is a loyal, innovative and tireless working employee. He personifies every attribute that embodies The R2 Way,” said VP of Finance, Kees Hiatt. “As anyone in this company can tell you, Jared is always available. There is never a bad time to contact him with an issue. Also, any task that is presented to him is done properly and expeditiously. Jared is constantly trying to find better and more forward-thinking ways to make our IT infrastructure more efficient. Our teammates that interact with Jared on a daily basis can attest to the fact that he believes the team is greater than himself. These are all attributes that anyone in the world would look for when they want to build a successful team. Congratulations on this achievement, Jared!