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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. A total of 78 FedEx Champions have now earned FedEx Aces recognition.

 

Ten champions were added in 2017:

  • Rick Bailey - FedEx Freight (Michigan)
  • Michael Bills - FedEx Express (North Carolina)
  • Ross Garner - FedEx Freight (Alabama)
  • Artur Lesniowski - FedEx Ground (New Jersey)
  • Dion Saiz - FedEx Freight (New Mexico)
  • Sean Saxon - FedEx Ground (Arizona)
  • James Sheehan - FedEx Ground (Tennessee)
  • Dan Thompson - FedEx Freight (Alabama)
  • Keith Towne - FedEx Express (Rhode Island)
  • Andrew Tuck - FedEx Ground (Ohio)

 

2017 Aces

Front Row: Dion Saiz (Freight), Dan Thompson (Freight), Andrew Tuck (Ground) and Ross Garner (Freight). Back Row: Keith Towne (Express), Sean Saxon (Ground), Artur Lesniowski (Ground), Michael Bills (Express), Rick Bailey (Freight) and James Sheehan (Ground).

 

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 14 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. 8 2010
Brent Glasenapp Wisconsin 8 2012
Christopher Novak Vermont 8 2012
Chris Goddard Vermont 7 2013
Chris Shaw New Mexico 8 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
Michael Bills North Carolina 5 2017
Keith Towne Rhode Island 5 2017
FedEx Freight
Dan Shamrell Oregon 15 2007
Charlie Woodland Arizona 14 2007
Dave Mogler Colorado 13 2007
Ray Shelton Tennessee/South Carolina 13 2007
Gragg Wilson Nevada 12 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 10 2008
Toby Kort Nebraska 6 2008
Scott Woodrome Ohio 12 2010
Ron Pease Utah 7 2010
Brad Mertz Kentucky 5 2010
Don Logan Kansas 11 2011
Jim Fisher Michigan 7 2011
Milton Hebert Louisiana 6 2011
Jerry Lambert Oregon 7 2011
Jeff Thompson Kansas 10 2012
Eddie Pennington Florida 9 2012
Mike Whitehead South Dakota 8 2012
Mark McLean New York 7 2012
Troy Swenson South Dakota 7 2012
Willie Baylor Indiana 6 2012
Randy Byrd Mississippi 6 2012
Paul Brandon Connecticut 9 2013
Tom Griffin Connecticut 6 2013
Wayne Crowder Kentucky 6 2013
Chris Outen Oregon 8 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 6 2016
Reggie Copeland Minnesota 6 2016
Rick Bailey Michigan 5 2017
Ross Garner Alabama 5 2017
Dion Saiz New Mexico 5 2017
Dan Thompson Alabama 5 2017
FedEx Ground
John Smith, Jr. Mississippi 9 2009
Pat Rudesill Louisiana 5 2013
Erik Lilleberg Montana 5 2014
Sal Vincelli Pennsylvania 5 2016
Artur Lesniowski New Jersey 5 2017
Sean Saxon Arizona 5 2017
James Sheehan Tennessee 5 2017
Andrew Tuck Ohio 5 2017
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)

 

2016 Aces

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).