Tony Sabino, Chair of the CITT National Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the first recipient of the CITT Award of Excellence, established earlier this year, is Patrick Cullen, CITT.
The CITT felt the time had come to establish an award that would recognize a CITT who aptly demonstrated sound leadership and innovation along with a constant involvement with the CITT. To receive this award, this individual had to be elected through a nomination process. “That Pat Cullen would be nominated by members to receive this award, especially in its first year was a natural fit,” says Tony Sabino, CITT. “Pat has been very active in the CITT since he graduated and gained the CITT Designation in 1967. In addition, he has held many board appointments, including that of Chair of the National Board. From 1991 to 1999 he stepped from a volunteer position to that of the President of the CITT.”
Currently Chairman of Bellville Rodair International, Pat’s extensive work experience in the industry has included positions with Canadian Pacific Railway, Kellogg/Salada Foods, Johnston Terminals Ltd. and Locher Evers Ltd., just to name a few. While his career path has taken him across Canada, Pat has always maintained his strong affiliation with the CITT. A strong believer in continuing education and professional development, and while President of the CITT, he championed the CITT cause and authored much of the material for Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes, revamped the course curriculum and expanded the in-class delivery of the courses. Pat’s strong leadership and commitment to the community is not limited to his career in logistics. Happily married to Lorene Cullen for over 40 years, Pat and Lorene have three sons of their own and have fostered five other children during their child-rearing years. The CITT sincerely congratulates Pat on his many achievements and is honored to award him with the 2006 CITT Award of Excellence. This award will be presented to Pat at the Annual Awards Dinner during Reposition 2006 on Friday, November 10th in Saint John, New Brunswick.