The Official Blog of Penske Transportation Solutions

Penske Salutes Veterans and Military Personnel

Penske Salutes Veterans and Military Personnel

In recognition of Veterans Day,Penske thanks veterans and active military members for their valuable contributions to our nation and our organization.

“Our company greatly benefits from the core values, outstanding work ethic and leadership skills of veterans,” said Ken Hurley, Penske’s senior vice president of human resources. “Their diverse insights and fresh perspectives have proven invaluable to our Penske team. We thank them for their years of service and dedication to protecting our country. ”

One such valuable Penske associate is former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sal Boemia, an area maintenance manager for the company’s Northeast region. In this role, Boemia oversees maintenance for more than 10,000 Penske trucks across 40 service locations.

This 11-year veteran began his career performing jet engine maintenance on helicopters before becoming a Penske expert on fleet maintenance. “The military does an outstanding job of teaching the skills needed to correctly follow any type of maintenance manual for jet engines or trucks,” Boemia said.

Penske is participating with other businesses in the 10,000 Jobs Challenge to provide 10,000 jobs to veterans like Boemia, as well as military spouses, by the end of 2013. The transportation company actively recruits and hires veterans nationwide to join its diverse U.S. team. So far this year, almost 11 percent of Penske new-hires were veterans, filling technician, vehicle maintenance supervisor/manager, driver, and sales and customer service positions.

Penske is proud to partner with numerous military-friendly organizations and offer discounts on truck rentals for active military members and veterans. G.I. Jobs magazine named Penske to its Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list in 2012.

Penske is seeking high-performance veterans with a deep passion for customer service and high ethical standards. Sound like you? Visit Penske’s military careers page or follow our job posts using Twitter: @GoPenskeCareers. We offer competitive wages and a wide range of benefits. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Kandace Wertz