PRECO Electronics proudly announces Fraley & Schilling's Michael Posz as the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award. Posz, who took over as Fraley & Schilling's Director of Safety in 2016, has cultivated an existing safety culture with the introduction of new technology, increased education, and additional onboard training. The results of his efforts realized a 50 percent decline in incidents in 2017 for Fraley & Schilling while his organization has grown from 200 to more than 500 trucks.
Posz's persistence in improving daily driver safety habits ties back to ongoing education and training, incorporation of new ideas and safety procedures, as well as the application of safety technology. The combination of these three safety pillars is the key to allowing Posz to break bad habits. In particular, Posz's adoption of inward and outward facing video cameras has allowed him to not only understand past accidents but avoid future incidents.
The Excellence in Safety Award is an open invitation to heavy-duty industries to nominate safety professionals that are shaping the industry. PRECO is proud to recognize Mike for his contribution and commitment to protecting the lives of millions of people every year. Mike, through his actions, encapsulates the foresight, integrity, and vision to be the 2017 recipient of this award.
Left to Right: Geoff Troxel, Aaron Benick, Robert Schilling, Matt Wood, Mike Posz, Mike Bussberg, Tamara Humpherys, Chris Seals, Ed Renna
Posz, who is a member of various state-run trucking associations, has been credited with defining and enhancing the safety culture at Fraley & Schilling. Thanks in large part to this culture, Fraley & Schilling has been able to grow at a rapid pace, mitigate the number of safety incidents, and protect both their drivers and the general public.
"It is a great honor to accept this award on behalf of Fraley & Schilling and the 500 plus drivers that make an impact every day," said Posz. "Leveraging the structure and integrity that I learned from 21 years of service in the U.S. Army has allowed me to appreciate the importance of positive habits. I have tried to incorporate those habits, as well as new ideas and technology that will allow our drivers to be better at their job and help diminish accidents and save lives."
Past recipients of the Excellence in Safety Award include representatives from the Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA), City of Oxnard Environmental Resource Division, Rumpke Waste & Recycling, Honolulu Disposal, Unimin, and Montana Dakota Utilities.
PRECO would like to congratulate all who were nominated and thank everyone who submitted a nomination.
Honorable Mentions Nominees
Robert Carlson, Fairmont Santrol
A Representative from Kiewit Mining Group
Adedotun Adebowale, Aramco
Charles Raziano, GFPDC
Coby Long, Aramco
Debabrata Datta, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
Donald Nama II, Intec Video Systems, Inc.
Dwight Herring, Shoreway Environmental Center
Frank Obregon, Calportland Cement Company
Glenn Schroeder, United Milwaukee Scrap
Keith, Edw. C. Levy Co.
Ken Baylor, Advanced Leadership Solutions LLC
Kyle Lester, Colorado Department of Transportation
Lucas Kwan, Quinn Company
Manoj Shivaraman, NSH
Michelle Van Rooyen, Grunwald Bosch Service Center
Mike Montgomery, Larrett Energy Services, Inc.
Milton Van Horn, Falcon Transport
Mitch Torrie, Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
Mohammed Hasan, Creation Heavy Equipment Trading
Nathan Hitz, Quality Truck
Rajesh Singh, Roltamax Port Tech Pvt. Ltd.
Rami Hasan, Creation Heavy Equipment
Rob Roy, Royal Truck & Equipment
Robert Martineau, Airflow Deflector, Inc.
Rustam, Vostochanya Technica
Shane Jacob, Martin Marietta
Shannon Tomlinson, Huber Corporation
Stanley Capobianco, Associated Paving
Stephen Burdette, AEM
Steve Mercer, Helix Electric
Thomas Lane Jr., Lane Recycling Solutions LLC
Tom Fulton, Skanska USA Civil SE
William Fourie, MAADEN
About the Safety in Motion Award
PRECO’s commitment to heavy-duty vehicle safety has continued to move safety forward. As a safety leader, Preco identifies and honors other professionals who also keep safety moving forward in their companies, communities, and industries. PRECO Electronics established the Safety in Motion Award to honor one person each year who is the voice of safety in their industry.
The award criteria includes:
Initiative: The ideal candidate will initiate candid discussions, programs (corporate, community, or industry), and/or give voice to safety issues in the industry or community.
Imagination: The ideal candidate will demonstrate creative and original suggestions to move safety into the forefront of the community, legislature, company or industry they serve.
Involvement: The ideal candidate will take an active role in industry associations, community safety programs, and/or corporate/legislative policy changes to advance safety.