2019 O-I Supplier of the Year

(Left to Right): Brian Brandstatter (O-I VP, GM of Food, Beverage, Spirits, and Wine), Dan Rutkowski (O-I Procurement Specialist), Patrick Cozzens (Modern Transportation President), Kristy Spackey (O-I Procurement Director, North America), and Brian Wilt (Modern Transportation Director of National Accounts). Photo by Brandon Segura, Owens Illinois

Toledo, OH, June 6, 2019 — We are pleased to share that we have recently been selected as one of two recipients of Owens-Illinois’ (O-I) Supplier Collaboration Award for 2019! Presented by O-I’s Inbound Logistics Procurement Specialist, Dan Rutkowski, this year’s award was announced during a gala held at Owens-Illinois’ World Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio on June 4, 2019.

“The criteria for this award is the amount and the quality of collaboration between the carrier and our supplier team”, shared Mr. Rutkowski during the ceremony. “Modern consistently brings new opportunities to the table to provide results”, he continues. “And examples of those results are all over O-I’s network.”

Mr. Rutkowski went on to share a specific and recent example of collaboration that occurred between Modern and Owens-Illinois’ Waco, Texas plant. “The process was difficult and sometimes painful”, shared Rutkowski, “but Modern’s constant communication on a day in, day out basis provided O-I with the opportunity to operate through a difficult position.” During the presentation, Mr. Rutkowski also singled out the dedication and diligence of Modern’s Regional Operations Director, Jamond Hackley.

On hand to receive the award for Modern were Patrick Cozzens, President of Modern Transportation and Modern’s Director, National Accounts, Brian Wilt.