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The FedEx Aces program, introduced in 2007, is designed to honor the very best of our truck driving champions. The initiative recognizes FedEx Champions who have maintained safe-driving records, won at least five state championships and participated in at least five national competitions.

The inaugural Aces class included 18 champions and included past champions who had already met the criteria. Five more champions were added in 2008, with three more inductees in 2009, five in 2010, four in 2011 and nine in 2012. Six champions were added each of the next three years (2013, 2014 and 2015).

Nine champions were added in 2016:

  • Doug Adams - FedEx Express (Kentucky)
  • Scott Beal - FedEx Freight (Idaho)
  • Les Beben - FedEx Freight (New Jersey)
  • Dan Bruch - FedEx Freight (New Mexico)
  • Reggie Copeland - FedEx Freight (Minnesota)
  • Jim Kohr - FedEx Express (New York)
  • Bob Ledoux - FedEx Express (Massachusetts)
  • Doug Rickel - FedEx Express (Alaska)
  • Sal Vincelli - FedEx Ground (Pennsylvania)

2016 Aces

Front Row: Bob Ledoux (Express), Dan Bruch (Freight), Sal Vincelli (Ground), Scott Beal (Freight) and Doug Adams (Express). Back Row: Reggie Copeland (Freight), Jim Kohr (Express), Les Beben (Freight) and Doug Rickel (Express).

 

Each Ace receives a commemorative plaque to be displayed at the driver’s domicile facility as well as one to keep.

 


Congratulations to all of the FedEx Aces for their stellar commitment to safety!

FedEx Operating Company Driver Name StateState TitlesAce Induction Year

FedEx Express
Roland Bolduc Connecticut/Massachusetts 13 2007
Everette Macmaster Maine 5 2007
David Fountain Vermont 7 2008
Paul Robichaud New Hampshire 8 2009
Bill Pudney Minnesota 7 2009
Karen Tierney W.Va./Mass./R.I./N.H. 7 2010
Brent Glasenapp Wisconsin 7 2012
Christopher Novak Vermont 7 2012
Chris Goddard Vermont 6 2013
Chris Shaw New Mexico 7 2014
Mike Forchetti Maryland 5 2015
Randy Reed Oklahoma 5 2015
Doug Adams Kentucky 5 2016
Jim Kohr New York 5 2016
Bob Ledoux Massachusetts 5 2016
Doug Rickel Alaska 5 2016
FedEx Freight
Dan Shamrell Oregon 14 2007
Charlie Woodland Arizona 14 2007
Dave Mogler Colorado 13 2007
Ray Shelton Tennessee/South Carolina 13 2007
Gragg Wilson Nevada 11 2007
Elmer Branzovsky Nebraska 9 2007
Raymond McKee Florida 9 2007
John Janousek North Dakota 8 2007
Andy Oder Kentucky 7 2007
Carol Craig Nevada 6 2007
Bud Deforest Utah 6 2007
Alan Gale Utah 6 2007
Eric Courville Louisiana 9 2008
John Willinger Kentucky 9 2008
Toby Kort Nebraska 6 2008
Scott Woodrome Ohio 11 2010
Ron Pease Utah 7 2010
Brad Mertz Kentucky 5 2010
Don Logan Kansas 10 2011
Jim Fisher Michigan 7 2011
Milton Hebert Louisiana 6 2011
Jerry Lambert Oregon 6 2011
Jeff Thompson Kansas 9 2012
Eddie Pennington Florida 8 2012
Mike Whitehead South Dakota 8 2012
Mark McLean New York 7 2012
Troy Swenson South Dakota 6 2012
Willie Baylor Indiana 5 2012
Randy Byrd Mississippi 5 2012
Paul Brandon Connecticut 8 2013
Tom Griffin Connecticut 6 2013
Wayne Crowder Kentucky 5 2013
Chris Outen Oregon 7 2014
Paul Butkowski Minnesota 6 2014
Dave Magee Tennessee 6 2014
Brooks Washburn
New Mexico
5
2014
Jamey Priddy West Virginia 7 2015
Tom Miller Montana 6 2015
Xavier Theriot Louisiana 6 2015
Tommy Winston South Carolina 5 2015
Scott Beal Idaho 5 2016
Les Beben New Jersey 5 2016
Dan Bruch New Mexico 5 2016
Reggie Copeland Minnesota 5 2016
FedEx Ground
John Smith, Jr. Mississippi 9 2009
Pat Rudesill Louisiana 5 2013
Erik Lilleberg Montana 5 2014
Sal Vincelli Pennsylvania 5 2016
FedEx Custom Critical
Scott Watts Alaska/Arizona 6 2010

 


 

2008 Aces

Eric Courville (Freight), David Fountain (Express), John Wilinger (Freight), Toby Kort (Freight), Ryan Kelley

 

2009 Aces

Paul Robichaud (Express), John Smith Jr. (Ground), Bill Pudney (Express)

 

2010 Aces

Ron Pease (Freight), Brad Mertz (Freight), Scott Woodrome (Freight), Karen Tierney (Express), Scott Watts (Express)

 

2011 Aces

Milton Hebert (Freight), Jerry Lambert (Freight), Don Logan (Freight), Jim Fisher (Freight)

 

2012 Aces

Front: Christopher Novak (Express), Willie Baylor (Freight), Jeff Thompson (Freight), Brent Glasenapp (Express), Randy Byrd (Freight)

Back: Mike Whitehead (Freight), Eddie Pennington (Freight), Mark McLean (Freight), Troy Swenson (Freight)

 

 

2013 Aces

2013 Aces

Paul Brandon (Freight), Pat Rudesill. (Ground), Jason Matte (Freight), Chris Goddard (Express), Tom Griffin (Freight) and Wayne Crowder (Freight)

 

2014 Aces

2014 Aces

Paul Butkowski (Freight), Chris Outen (Freight), Dave Magee (Freight), Chris Shaw (Express), Erik Lilleberg (Ground) and Brooks Washburn (Freight)

 

2015 Aces

2015 Aces

Mike Forchetti (Express), Tommy Winston (Freight), Xavier Theriot (Freight), Randy Reed (Express), Jamey Priddy (Freight) and Tom Miller (Freight)