Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Heather Wesselhoff-Bakken and Peter Lisbon the November Employees of the Month at the company’s service centers in Rockford, Illinois and Jacksonville, Florida, respectively.
Wesselhoff-Bakken, an agent sales coordinator in the Brokerage Services department at the Rockford Service Center, joined the company in January 2005. She works with more than 300 independent agents in Landstar’s Carrier Group Region 6 and was recognized for the enthusiasm, determination and passion she brings to the job.
“Her calm, professional approach is both practical and effective,” said Diane Henson, Brokerage Sales Manager. “Our independent agents really appreciate how Heather goes out of her way in order to help them succeed.”
Wesselhoff-Bakken lives in Rochelle, Illinois, with her husband, Ethan.
Lisbon, a copy center operator in Administrative Services who joined Landstar in May 2002, garnered high praise from his supervisor, Director of Building Operations Tim Jones.
“Peter strives to meet deadlines, is outgoing and has a cheerful attitude towards agents, BCOs and employees,” Jones said. “He pitches in wherever needed and brings a professional demeanor and positive attitude to the mailroom.”
Lisbon lives in Jacksonville and enjoys playing sports in his free time.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens also applauded the work ethic of Wesselhoff-Bakken and Lisbon.
“Heather and Peter both are to be commended for their attention to detail and putting customer service first,” said Gerkens. “They’re great examples of Landstar employees who make our team strong.”
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers worldwide. The Company identifies and fulfills shippers’ needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents and third-party transportation capacity providers. Landstar's carrier group, which is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar Carrier Services, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar’s global logistics group, which is comprised of Landstar Global Logistics, Inc. and its subsidiaries Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides international and domestic multimodal (over-the-road, air, ocean and rail) transportation, expedited, contract logistics and warehousing services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.