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Purolator International President Honored with Long Island Business News Outstanding CEO Award
John Costanzo Recognized for Growing Purolator International in the United States
Since joining Purolator International in 2001, Costanzo has successfully expanded its corporate footprint from three to 30 U.S. markets, opening 20 new markets since 2010. The company now has branch operations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Saint Louis.
As a result of its 2010 market expansion, Purolator International has doubled its U.S. sales and increased profits over 30 percent, including the cost of investment in the expansion. Costanzo attributes this in large part to the company’s unparalleled Express delivery network in Canada, his employees’ commitment to providing high quality customer service, other key services such as its LTL and Freight Forwarding services, and the 2013 launch of a new business to consumer Parcel delivery service, PuroPost™.
“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Costanzo. “I’m proud of the many accomplishments of Purolator International and our employees. We are now approaching 250 people in the U.S. who work diligently each and every day to make sure our customers shipping and logistics needs are not only met, but exceeded in terms of on-time delivery and the value they receive from Purolator’s services and support.”
Costanzo and his wife, Joanne, live on Long Island and have three grown children. He is an active member of the Long Island community. He serves on the board of the Long Island Association (LIA), which focuses on the growth of Long Island’s economy and businesses. He co-chairs the LIA’s Global NY committee, which is charged with making recommendations to Governor Cuomo’s Regional Development Council for increasing exports from our region. He also spearheaded the development of the Purolator Gives Back (PGB) program to build upon the company’s commitment to helping those in need in the Long Island community. As a natural extension of Costanzo’s position on the board of United Way, Long Island and the company’s support for Long Island Cares, Costanzo and Purolator’s employees volunteer their time to efforts including Operation LIVE UNITED, Kids United Against Hunger, as well as various food and/or goods drives throughout the year.
Long Island Business News created the Outstanding CEO Awards to recognize the business and not-for-profit executives who have consistently demonstrated remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision and a commitment to excellence, financial performance, community and diversity. Awardees were selected based on their career and professional accomplishments. For more information on the award as well as the gala reception, visit Outstanding CEO 2014.
About Purolator International
Purolator International is a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada’s largest integrated parcel and freight delivery services provider. Purolator International specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, and fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within Canada. Purolator International was recently named to the “Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners” list by Supply Chain Brain magazine.
In addition to facilities throughout New York, Purolator International has locations in 30 key U.S. markets including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Saint Louis.
For more information about Purolator International, visit www.purolatorinternational.com.