KAG Energy Team Gathers For Awards Recognition, 2023 Strategic Planning
February 9, 2023 – Over the last several weeks, the KAG Energy Leadership Team hosted their 2nd annual Leadership & Kick-off Meetings across North America, which consisted of two and a half days of celebration & recognition, strategic planning and 2023 focus items for execution. The purpose of the annual meetings is to ensure that KAG Energy, as both individuals and as One Team, is focused on the vital areas that will impact results – safety, people, customers, growth, execution and accountability. “It’s really the blue print our team follows in order to ensure we have a successful year servicing our customers and growing our business,” said Jason Platt, Executive Vice President KAG Energy.
Wrapped around this year’s theme of Trust and Accountability, the meetings provided the Energy team crystal clear communication of 2023 goals and expectations, and the approach as to “how” these will be accomplished throughout the year. The events also allowed the team to get together with senior support staff from the Operations Support Groups – Fleet, Safety, Sales, Human Resources – as well as the Executive Team.
“2022 was a record year for us. That would not be possible without our entire team of dedicated professionals committed to providing the best possible service and support for our customers and each other,” Platt added. Several leaders, along with their teams, were recognized during the awards ceremony for their outstanding achievements in 2022:
|TERMINAL OF OF THE YEAR 2022||RITCHIE RAMIREZ – VAN NUYS CA|
|LEADERSHIP AWARD 2022||LINDSEY ROUGELY|
|BEST EBITDA MARGIN 2022||TJ LALLY – CORNING CA|
|GREATEST GROWTH 2022||DANIEL KNIFFIN – IRVING TX|
|HIGHEST DRIVER RETENTION 2022||KEVIN MOSSHOLDER – RICHMOND CA|
|MOST IMPROVED EBITDA MARGIN 2022||RUBEN HAWS – SAN JOSE CA|
|TERMINAL OF OF THE YEAR 2022||JEFF BAGGETT – PETAL MS|
|LEADERSHIP AWARD 2022||JEFF BAGGETT|
|BEST EBITDA MARGIN 2022||STACEY THOMAS – CHARLESTON WV|
|GREATEST GROWTH 2022||CHRIS TORRES – DORAVILLE GA|
|HIGHEST DRIVER RETENTION 2022||WADE WILKINS – NORFOLK VA|
|MOST IMPROVED EBITDA MARGIN 2022||VICKIE DAVIS – CHERAW SC|
|TERMINAL OF OF THE YEAR 2022||DAVID DEMARAY – OLYMPIA WA|
|LEADERSHIP AWARD 2022||RON MAKI|
|BEST EBITDA MARGIN 2022||BEN NELSON – MT VERNON WA|
|GREATEST GROWTH 2022||BILL HENSHAW – INDIANAPOLIS IN|
|HIGHEST DRIVER RETENTION 2022||JORDAN GREUEL – CENTRAL WI|
|MOST IMPROVED EBITDA MARGIN 2022||STEVE KACZMAREK – TOLEDO OH|
Additionally, Terminal Manager Maggie Harkins (Bloomingdale, OH) was honored with the GoalZERO Award for zero safety incidents across all categories (DOT, Workers Comp, Claims, Spills, Rollovers), and Director of Pricing Ed Roth (North Canton, OH) received the Difference Maker Award for his unwavering support and guidance which positively impacts the business and its success.