The Holman Newsletter – Q4 2022 & Q1 2023

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Positive Change, Continued Growth

The Holman Team continues to deliver on customer expectations while pushing forward into the future.

Team Anniversaries

We love celebrating our Team! Join us in congratulating Team Members with anniversaries from October 2022 to March 2023.

The Holman Team Lives the Core Values

Our Team enjoys living the Core Values. In this issue, see how Team Members have put these values into practice at work and in their communities.


Holman focuses on Safety because our Team Members are worth protecting!

Open for Business: New Kansas City, Kansas Facility

Team Member Maria Soberanis receives the first inbound shipment at the new Hill’s Kansas City, KS location. The new distribution center opened in March, 2023.
1st Shift Operator Shannon West makes short work of moving product at the new Hill’s facility.
A Holman truck in Oregon with an outstanding background--Mt. Hood.

Brien’s Desk

Brien Downie, President

2023 to be a Year of Positive Change, Continued Growth

The year 2022 was a banner year for Holman, and 2023 is gearing up to be even bigger! Last June, we began managing operations for Dole Packaged Fruit in Savannah, GA, and doing so challenged us in many ways. Today, it’s a high-performing operation, which is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the leadership and Team Members – both in Pooler and from locations across our network – who contributed to its success. Savannah has been a great learning experience for all involved, and it’s a firm foundation for continued growth in the southeast!

This year will bring many more opportunities for those who want to grow in their careers with Holman. In late spring, we are opening a facility for Hill’s Pet Nutrition in Kansas City, KS and will also be supporting their new plant in nearby Tonganoxie, KS when it opens later this year. Hill’s has been a great customer of Holman for over 35 years, and we are looking forward to expanding our relationship with them.

Ahead in 2023, we will be vacating the Kent, WA facilities that have housed our Public Warehousing operations since the late 1970s and moving to a beautiful new facility in Frederickson, WA. This change is somewhat emotional for me, as I have many fond memories of coming to visit my dad in his office when I was just a kid, attending company Christmas parties, and eating an entire 12” chocolate Santa in one sitting! As much as we will all miss the time here at K1 and K2, the new Fredrickson building is state-of-the-art, bright, spacious, and optimized for the type of business our customers require. It’s going to be an incredible place to do what we do best!

Holman continues to operate as a world-class third-party logistics firm, with our safety record being second-to-none. Several of our facilities achieved milestone safety records from December to February, which is awesome! Most recently, Arkansas Transportation marked two years without a recordable injury on February 23rd, Jacksonville (GE Appliances) achieved one year on February 19th, Ontario (Hill’s Pet Nutrition) marked two years on February 16th, Emporia (Hill’s Pet Nutrition) celebrated 1000 safe days January 10th, Richmond (Hill’s Pet Nutrition) reached two years on December 29th, and K3 (Public Warehousing) achieved 1000 safe days on December 26th. I also want to recognize the efforts of our Mid-South DC (Kimberly-Clark) in Conway, AR for making it just one week shy of six years on January 21st. All of these efforts are commendable and deserve our acknowledgment.

I’m so proud of the efforts made each day by you, our Team Members, that continue to help make each other better and provide Extraordinary Service. It’s because of these efforts that our customers continue to recognize the value we bring to their businesses, and your dedication is the reason I am continually grateful to serve as the President of Holman. Keep up the great work, everybody!

Jacksonville OM Glenn Triviets is retiring from Holman after 10 years of service. The Team at Jacksonville honored him with a framed and signed photo.


A Message from Brien

When people join the Holman organization, they learn that Holman is more than a Team – it is a family. It is a privilege to honor Team Members who have recently celebrated their first year with Holman. We also applaud those who’ve been with us 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years! In this issue, we recognize Team Members with anniversaries from October 2022 through March 2023. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

25 years

My biggest challenge was when I moved from floor to office. I was worried about the language barrier. On the floor, it was easy-drive and scan boxes. But in the office, one wrong word and a truck could end up in Alabama! I didn’t think I’d overcome the language barrier, but with hard work, here I am giving an interview in a foreign language!

Elmahir Bahor

When I started, our manager would joke and play with us. It’s good to have fun. Reorganizing the rack storage was a challenge. It was difficult to things laid out so that it was easy to pick items without leaving a mess, but I did it.

Senaid Vejzovic

When I started, I struggled. I had never worked in a warehouse before, but after three months, I caught up. I learned little by little and became Employee of the Month! I like helping people because I know it’s hard when you first start. Whatever I know I share with new people.

Filius Estivene


20 years

Twenty years ago, Jerry Pettit walked me around the warehouse and introduced me to this business. Little did I know that one day I’d be in his position introducing our business to promising young minds as he did.

Christopher G. Adams

Starting off in janitorial and working through different jobs has been exciting. One of the greatest challenges has been keeping up with the demands of the work. However, challenges made me work harder. I enjoy the steady work and that we have good people that work here.

Eugene J. Sommerville Jr.


15 years

The people that we have here at Holman are amazing. Keeping the people I care about free from harm is what drives me every day to do my best, and I hope I am here for another 15 years!

Matthew Ireland

When things become chaotic and frenzied, I remember this quote: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” Just work your priorities and worry about the next step, and before you know it, you’ll have everything back in control.

Wayne E. Dann


10 years

Keith L. Johnson Sr.
Memi Williams

5 years

  • Cardoso Rios, Ramon 10/02/2017
  • Stephens, Erik S. 10/05/2017
  • Thompson, Jeremy 10/16/2017
  • Jackson, Elijah 10/23/2017
  • Blank, Jacqueline F. 11/13/2017
  • Mejia Rivas, Josue C. 11/16/2017
  • Robinson, Ja’Shala M. 11/16/2017
  • Ruvalcaba, Andres M. 11/16/2017
  • Miller, Kirsten D. 11/21/2017
  • Aparicio Mella, Matias 11/27/2017
  • Crawford, Isaac Z. 12/04/2017
  • Gonzalez, Pedro 12/16/2017
  • Hill, Andre L. 12/16/2017
  • Kinney III, Theodore C. 01/02/2018
  • Whitaker, Ken R. 01/14/2018
  • Williams, Alvin L. 01/15/2018
  • Gonzales, Marc 01/28/2018
  • Sims, Jordon 01/28/2018
  • Fredricks, John A. 01/29/2018
  • Harper, Ali A. 03/05/2018
  • Hall, Anthony V. 03/05/2018
  • Hathaway, Sarah E. 03/19/2018
  • Martinez, Francisco 03/19/2018

1 year

  • Weyandt, Tyler R. 10/03/2021
  • Moore, Zachary 10/04/2021
  • Henemyre, Luke J. 10/04/2021
  • Robinson, Eric J. 10/04/2021
  • Gamez DE Razo, Maria 10/10/2021
  • Poplasky, Samantha 10/11/2021
  • Pierce, Tony L. 10/18/2021
  • Clarke, Christina A. 10/18/2021
  • Warren, Kimberly A. 10/18/2021
  • Zuniga, Noe A. 10/20/2021
  • Arizmendi, Omar 10/24/2021
  • Williams, James A. 10/24/2021
  • Calmes Jr., Carroll J. 10/25/2021
  • Roberts, Lisa 10/26/2021
  • Keesling, James 10/26/2021
  • Jervis, James 10/26/2021
  • Smith, Lacey K. 11/01/2021
  • Jones, Marvin 11/01/2021
  • McElroy, Kenneth L. 11/07/2021
  • Thompson, Autumn B. 11/07/2021
  • Falls, Patricia 11/11/2021
  • Plaza, Mark A. 11/14/2021
  • Reck, Mark W. 11/15/2021
  • Bass, Billy B. 11/21/2021
  • Wright, Christopher 11/22/2021
  • Baker, Johnathan L. 11/28/2021
  • Davis, Donald R. 11/28/2021
  • Blanton, Adrain 11/28/2021
  • Quintanilla, Franco 11/28/2021
  • Hill, Joshua T. 11/29/2021
  • Jackson, Chauncey D. 11/29/2021
  • Mansell-Green, Miahia 11/29/2021
  • Miller, Randy 11/29/2021
  • Pechin, Henry F. 12/04/2021
  • Harrison, Jacob S. 12/05/2021
  • Hackett, Christopher 12/06/2021
  • Obeth, Kyle Z. 12/09/2021
  • Vazquez, Nathaniel 12/15/2021
  • Kautai, Matthew K. 12/20/2021
  • Kent, Mark R. 12/20/2021
  • Campos Jr., Ramon 12/26/2021
  • Brown, Brian K. 12/27/2021
  • Murphy, Samantha 12/27/2021
  • Palko, Louis L. 12/27/2021
  • Bollman, Sarah 12/28/2021
  • Delosangeles, Rayann 12/31/2021
  • Haro Jr., Tony 01/02/2022
  • Robinson, Troy D. 01/03/2022
  • Croucher, Alexander A. 01/04/2022
  • Snoddy, Lee 01/09/2022
  • Flores Jr., Jaime 01/09/2022
  • Foster, Kim L. 01/10/2022
  • Schmidt Sr, David M. 01/10/2022
  • Shiles, Rodney 01/10/2022
  • Marquez, Kenia 01/10/2022
  • Mejia Jr., Javier 01/10/2022
  • Petosa, Robert 01/10/2022
  • Burns, Richard D. 01/10/2022
  • Roberts, Tiffaney 01/10/2022
  • Rojas, Isaac 01/16/2022
  • Christopherson, Cynthia 01/17/2022
  • Pederson, Michael D. 01/23/2022
  • Payne Jr., Earl E. 01/23/2022
  • Bennett-Sibley, Anthony 01/24/2022
  • Morales, Yareli 01/24/2022
  • Caro, Veronica J. 01/24/2022
  • Ned, Alder 01/27/2022
  • Tosie, Orlando B. 01/27/2022
  • Viiga Jr., Tanielu 01/27/2022
  • Jervis, Chris 01/31/2022
  • Daidad, Elson 02/01/2022
  • Schesser, Sheldon 02/02/2022
  • Nordby, Christopher 02/10/2022
  • Moody, Jason K. 02/14/2022
  • Hatfield Jr., Billy J. 02/14/2022
  • Obet, Clarence 02/14/2022
  • Vanderford, Chelsey M. 02/15/2022
  • Baileyel, Rassan 02/16/2022
  • Gunter, Alexander 02/17/2022
  • Luanglath, Khamlao 02/18/2022
  • Eakens, Matthew 02/20/2022
  • White, Janai N. 02/20/2022
  • Jones, LaQuan 02/20/2022
  • Carlson, Curtis M. 02/21/2022
  • Contreras, Carlos A. 02/21/2022
  • Pierce, Destiny L. 02/21/2022
  • Torres, Karen 02/21/2022
  • Cerritos, Justin 02/23/2022
  • Williams, Jennifer 02/23/2022
  • Irvin, Stephen T. 02/28/2022
  • Reber, Douglas P. 02/28/2022
  • Walker, Joseph 02/28/2022
  • Salcido, Ashley L. 02/28/2022
  • Maples, Anthony M. 03/06/2022
  • Rowe Jr., Robert L. 03/06/2022
  • Loyd-Frost, Dana M. 03/07/2022
  • Sauceda, Amy 03/07/2022
  • Ortiz Jr., Martin B. 03/13/2022
  • Quintanilla, Marcos 03/13/2022
  • Reyes-Madrigal, Ramon 03/13/2022
  • Rodriguez Jr., Juan M. 03/13/2022
  • Santiago Jr., Luis 03/13/2022
  • Travis, India R. 03/13/2022
  • Bush III, George 03/14/2022
  • Lewis I, Waymon D. 03/14/2022
  • King, Kevin E. 03/15/2022
  • Miller, Justina M. 03/16/2022
  • Skilling, Justin K. 03/17/2022
  • Penister, Christopher D. 03/20/2022
  • Trezvant, Roberto C. 03/20/2022
  • Daniels, Sallie 03/21/2022
  • Faizi, Mohammad 03/21/2022
  • Temori, Tamim 03/21/2022
  • Gomez, Angelina 03/21/2022
  • De Jesus Alvarez, Adriana 03/21/2022
  • Rodriguez, Matthew R. 03/23/2022
  • Winchester-Regan Sr., Lance R. 03/23/2022
  • Tasse, Timothy N. 03/23/2022
  • Gladmon, Anthony 03/26/2022
  • Colony, Wade E. 03/27/2022
  • Hight, Kyle M. 03/27/2022
  • Dupont, Babyson 03/28/2022
  • Duverglas, Carl 03/28/2022
  • Patterson, Micheal 03/28/2022
  • Gibson, Brandon 03/28/2022
  • Hitchiner, Nicholas 03/28/2022


We Focus on Operational Safety
We Help Each Other to Be Better
We Show Respect to All
We Serve Others
We Deliver an Extraordinary Service Experience

The Holman Team excels at putting the Core Values into action in the workplace. Congratulate recent B2 Savings and Behavior Observations drawing winners!

B2 Savings Ideas Drawing Winners

October – Paul Heaslet (Mid-South)
November – Joshua Broyles (Emporia)
December – Marlene Kessler ( Mid-South)
January – Dino Selimovic (Jacksonville)

November 2022 B2B winner Joshua Broyles receives his award from Emporia GM Mike Floriani.
January 2023 B2B winner Dino Selimovic receives his award in Jacksonville.

Behavior Observations


1st place – David Dixon (AR Trans)
2nd place – Josh Prince (Jacksonville)
3rd place – Michael Nodine (SMG)


1st place – Jase Caffrey (Auburn 1)
2nd place – Robert Majors (Perryville)
3rd place – Kiley Jordan (Maumelle)


1st place – Carlos Contreras (Ontario)
2nd place – Wayne Dann (Sumner 1)
3rd place – Alexis Ortiz (Ontario)


1st place – Althea Bedolla (Emporia)
2nd place – Joel Wright (Kent 1)
3rd place – Anthony Bennett-Sibley (Sumner 1)

November 2022 2nd place winner Robert Majors (right) of Perryville receives his award from Mike Griffin.
Maumelle Team Member Kiley Jordan is the 3rd Place winner for November 2022.
Emporia Team Member Althea Bedolla (right) receives her January 1st place award from Jason Way.
December 2022 2nd place winner Wayne Dann (right) receives his award from Curt Calrson.

Additional Recognitions and Awards

Arkansas Transportation:

AR Transportation marked 2 years without a recordable injury on February 23, 2023.


Commerce had 5 team members with Perfect Attendance for 2022:

  1. Thomas Knight
  2. Art Sykes
  3. Phillip Wall
  4. John Willingham
  5. Chase Miller


Emporia celebrated 1000 Safe Days in January 2023!


Jacksonville reached 365 Safe Days on February 19, 2023, in spite of the close brush with Hurricane Nicole in November.


Mid-South DC in Conway, AR reached nearly 6 years injury-free on January 21, 2023.


The Hill’s location at Ontario achieved 2 years without a recordable injury on February 16, 2023.


Kent 3 – Public celebrated 1000 Safe Days in December 2022!


The Richmond Hill’s facility achieved a full 2 years without injury on December 29, 2022!

Emporia Team Participates in Christmas Care Packages for Soldiers Program

The Emporia Team’s Community Involvement Committee headed up a drive to gather materials for care packages for soldiers serving overseas in the Middle East. The Holman Team in Emporia came together to gather personal care items and snack foods. Donations were presented to Emporia Main Street for shipment the first week of December.

HR Representatives Vanessa Morris and Dallas Weaver drop off donations at Emporia Main Street in December 2022.
Director Ted Kinney, Dallas Weaver, and GM Mike Floriana pose with the Emporia donations for the Care Packages for Soldiers Program.

Jacksonville Team Members Fight Childhood Hunger

By Catherine Rogers

At Holman Logistics, giving back is in our Core Value of “Serving Others.” For the Jacksonville site, that meant recognizing a sad reality: childhood hunger. Many children live with the knowledge that they may not get three meals a day. Non-profits like Hunger Fight show up and fight back. In November 2022, Jacksonville Team Members attended the 11th annual Hunger Fight food packaging event where the Holman Team helped the group package a total of over 77,000 meals for children across NE Florida. Thanks to a generous donation from the Holman Support Center, the Team in Jacksonville was able to help meet this serious need in the community.

Jacksonville Team Members Tamim Temori, Catherine Rogers, and GM Bob Gaines help fight childhood hunger.
Tamim Temori and other Jacksonville Team Members help package thousands of food packages for children at an event in November 2022.

Jacksonville Visits Florida State College Career Fair

Ops Manager Glenn Triviets and HR Rep Catherine Rogers attended the Jacksonville Career Fair at Florida State College on November 3. They were able to connect with other vendors and network with students!

Scotts Team Holds Annual Drive for Local Charities

The Holman Scotts Team held their 3rd Annual Clothing and Hygiene drive at the end of 2022. OM Marc Gonzalez (left) and Paul Willock (right) stand next to the items donated to the Auburn Food Bank/Ray of Hope Shelter.

The Holman Scotts and Perryville Teams Support Local Charities

The Perryville location held a “Closet Cleanout” event in the beginning of this year for the charities Tabitha’s House, a center for low-income and at-risk families, and Choose Hope Women’s Center. The Holman Team came through with a large donation of gently used clothing and new clothes to assist these groups in their missions.

Safety Focus

Matt Ireland, Director of EHS

What Does it Mean to “BE SAFE”?

We hear it all the time – “Okay everyone, go out there and BE SAFE!”

What does the phrase “BE SAFE” even mean? And why should I BE SAFE?

When we are safe, we are free from harm. Another way we can say it – we have removed known hazards from our environment. “BE SAFE” is an action phrase; it requires movement to accomplish. When someone tells us to BE SAFE, they are telling us to go and do those things that we know will keep us free from harm – operating our equipment cautiously, removing debris from our work areas that may cause slips, trips, and falls, and using proper lifting techniques are all examples of how we can BE SAFE during our workday.

But more importantly – WHY should we BE SAFE? Why is it worth our efforts to remove every little piece of debris on the warehouse floor? Why do we have to take the time to buckle our seat belt, inspect our equipment thoroughly, and turn in our seat when we travel in reverse?

The answer is simple – we should BE SAFE because we all are worth the effort.

Why “BE SAFE?”

Our families are depending on us to come home unharmed.

Our Team Members depend on us to help keep them free from harm.

Holman is counting on us to do our tasks efficiently, without injury or damage.

Our customers are depending on us to handle their products efficiently.

We owe it to ourselves to keep our bodies free from damage – we need our bodies to continue to work properly to enjoy life well beyond our working years!

Each Holman Team Member is worth that extra effort to BE SAFE. So please – honk those horns. Pick up that piece of plastic. Buckle that seatbelt.

Why? Because YOU ARE WORTH IT.

Okay, everyone, go out there and BE SAFE.

Congratulations to Brenda Nino of Richmond for completing her OSHA General Industry course in December 2022.
Forklift safety is a top priority at Holman.
Robin Roberts (ERT Training Instructor) directs John Fitzgerald, Nicholas Platt, and Brittany Dunn on how to perform CPR compressions at the Maumelle Emergency Response Training session.
Robin Roberts (ERT Training Instructor-- kneeling on the floor) coaches Nicholas Platt (next to dummy on the table) in how to determine if someone is okay or needs help. This coaching was part of the Maumelle Emergency Response Training.