Eighteen McLane Company Drivers Inducted into the International Foodservice Distributors Association Truck Driver Hall of Fame
McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company that provides grocery and foodservice solutions, announced the induction of 18 McLane Foodservice division drivers into the 2022 class of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Hall of Fame. The IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame honors the exceptional careers and contributions of professional drivers.
“With a combined 527 years of service to thousands of restaurant locations across the United States, our 2022 inductees to the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame demonstrate an outstanding commitment to safety and service in their careers,” said Susan Adzick, president of McLane Foodservice. “We sincerely congratulate the 18 exemplary McLane drivers inducted this year as they join previous honorees in this distinction. They are shining examples of dedication to safety culture and providing extraordinary service to our customers. We are beyond thankful for their hard work and proud to be on their team.”
McLane Company’s 2022 IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame inductees are:
- David Alvarez, Riverside, California
- David Chirio, Plymouth, Michigan
- Katoa Falahola, Arlington, Texas
- Amador Garcia, Ontario, California
- Grant Giuchici, Plymouth, Michigan
- Marcelle Hall, Austell, Georgia
- Michael Jones, Arlington, Texas
- Arthur Kaplan, Sturtevant, Wisconsin
- John Maloziec, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
- Scott Marincin, Commerce City, Colorado
- Pat McRae, Plymouth, Michigan
- Richard Meza, Riverside, California
- James Nettesheim, Sturtevant, Wisconsin
- Johnny Photinos, Sturtevant, Wisconsin
- Alex Rhodes, Austell, Georgia
- Calvin Rigsby, Forest Park, Georgia
- Barry Thomas, Orlando, Florida
- Barry Williams, LaGrange, Georgia
“Given the current driver shortages and supply chain disruptions, it’s an honor to acknowledge these professional truck drivers who are quite literally driving the economy,” said Mark S. Allen, president and CEO of IFDA. “The IFDA Hall of Fame provides a permanent recognition of the skills and dedication these drivers bring to their profession—enabling our member companies to safely and efficiently deliver food and supplies to professional kitchens across the country.”
Only truck drivers with the best safety records and longevity of service are eligible for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame. Drivers must have at least 25 years of employment with an IFDA member company with no chargeable accidents and may not have any moving violations within the last five years.
Click here for the complete list of the 2022 IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame Inductees.
McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders in the United States, providing grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants. Through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, McLane operates more than 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets. The company buys, sells, and delivers more than 50,000 consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. Additionally, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK). Visit mclaneco.com for more information.
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