TQL Proud To Support Founders' High School Alma Mater

Cincinnati (March 30, 2012) — Friendships forged on the McNicholas football field are as strong today as they were 30 years ago. But now former teammates and McNicholas graduates Ken Oaks ‘83, Kerry Byrne ‘83, Mike Zins ‘83, Gary Carr ‘82, and Jeff Montelisciani ’87, work together to win business and jobs for their company, Total Quality Logistics (TQL).

TQL is proud to support its founders’ high school alma mater with its recent donation to McNicholas High School. TQL’s contribution to “Project Paradise” will help the Cincinnati school realize its dream of building a new outdoor athletic complex and stadium for its students.

Oaks, Byrne, Zins, Carr, and Montelisciani are now TQL’s CEO, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Sales Director, and Vice President of Sales, respectively. Their company is the third largest freight brokerage firm in the nation, employing more than 1,800 people in nine states.

“We learned on the football field that we had to have each other’s back in order be successful,” said Byrne. “Whether our employees are opening up a new office, volunteering time to clean up the highway, or training together for a marathon, they know that they achieve more together. That’s what McNick taught us and we’re honored to continue that lesson at TQL.”



Total Quality Logistics is the nation's third largest freight brokerage firm with more than 1,800 employees in nine states. TQL is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the company was founded in 1997. TQL arranges full truckload transportation for more than 7,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada. It works with more than 50,000 carriers and moves more than 500,000 shipments annually. The company has built a reputation for its integrity, reliability, and unmatched customer service. TQL has earned “Top Workplace” honors at its Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Denver, and Tampa offices. TQL is committed to making a positive community impact in all of the cities in which it operates. To learn more about Total Quality Logistics, visit www.tql.com.

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