Trailer Bridge, Inc. announced that Jay Thomassen, Director, Corporate Sales, is the recipient of the 2003 Malcom P. McLean Innovative Spirit Award. The Company recognized Mr. Thomassen at its annual stockholders' meeting, which took place May 28th at Trailer Bridge's corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.
The award, in honor of the late founder of Trailer Bridge who was the leading transportation innovator of the 20th century, is given each year at the Annual Meeting to that employee whose innovative and persistent efforts particularly benefited the Company.
In his remarks presenting the award for 2003, John D. McCown
, Trailer Bridge's Chairman & CEO, stated, "Jay has responsibility for some of the largest accounts within the Trailer Bridge system. His tireless dedication and innovative thinking led to the recent introduction of the first 53-foot GOH (Garment on Hanger) equipment in the Puerto Rico lane. Among other initiatives, he was also the driving force behind Trailer Bridge's involvement in the Marine Corps Trailer Wrap Program. His expertise, knowledge and creative efforts and solutions reflect the high standards required to be a recipient of the Malcom McLean Innovative Spirit Award."
"To be recognized like this is truly an honor," said Jay Thomassen. "The success that has brought me this award is only possible through others. I share it with all of those that make what I do possible…others like sales support, customer service, truck and marine operations, documentation…the list goes on. Trailer Bridge is a true team effort. And for me it has been a very rewarding 11 years."