SIKESTON - Ronald Ballard, package car driver for United Parcel Service, was recently honored for completing 30 years of service with the company. A resident of Sikeston, Ballard works out of the UPS facility in Sikeston. UPS is the world's largest package distribution company.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Former Lilbourn, Mo., resident Tony Tope received the BID Atlas Award 2002.
The award recognizes and honors an employee who has shown exemplary service for generating ideas or work performance that has created exceptional value for Barloworld, formerly known as Barton Freightliner in Memphis.
Tope began his career as an outside market salesman then was promoted to branch parts manager in Jackson, Tenn. In 1996, he returned to Memphis as assistant parts manager.
Two years later, Tope pioneered a new concept of a fleet specific parts room. Under his guidance, the FedEX Parts Room was created. In the three years under his management, the FedEx Parts Room has grown from sales of $25,000 a month to over $100,000 a week.
In earning the award, Tope was nominated for the global competition. Only nine employees from throughout the world were awarded the honor of attending the Barloworld Global Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
SIKESTON - Helen Waters, a registered nurse, was chosen the Bootheel Counseling Services' Employee of the Quarter.
Waters works as the medication clinic coordinator. Officials noted she was selected for the honor due to her dependability, flexibility and dedication when working with patients.
ST. LOUIS - Dawson Rolwing has accepted a position with eMed Technologies as the territory sales manager for the Plains region. His territory includes the states of Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Illinois.
For over 15 years, eMed Technologies has offered a complete technology solution that improves the business of radiology. eMed's products and services are used by healthcare professionals to improve quality of care through fast and secure access to medical images and related information. eMed offers image management components to capture, compress, communicate, display and store medical images.
Rolwing is the son of Hunter and Dixie Rolwing of Charleston and the grandson of Mary Carolyn Burrows of New Madrid. He and his wife, Shelly, relocated to St. Louis from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mrs. Rolwing has accepted a position as convention services manager for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission. She is the daughter of David and Linda Gillilan of Lake Ozark and the granddaughter of Dean Gillilan of California, Mo.