Sweating It Out at Annual Corporate Challenge Race

June 25, 2012
By Michelle Kelley

On June 19, nearly 8,000 people from Central New York companies (Mohawk included) participated in the 30th annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge, held annually at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY.

This year’s race was a little different. With the temperature at Onondaga Lake Park reaching upwards of 90 degrees, for the first time in the race’s 30-year history, officials made the smart move to shorten the race to a 2-mile untimed run.

Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, the Corporate Challenge is a worldwide series of running events open to company teams. In each host city, a charitable donation is made to a local not-for-profit. For the Syracuse race, this year’s donation went to the American Red Cross of Central New York.

Mohawk recognizes the following employees for their participation in this year’s Corporate Challenge.

Gar Grannell, President & CEO (Team Captain)
Brad Wolken, Export Coordinator
Dan Gotch, Senior Import Coordinator
Dave DiFato, IT Systems Engineer
David Doing, IT Network Manager
Dawn Wart, Import Coordinator
Deb Sanders, Executive Assistant
Ed Kroll, Export Coordinator
James Miller, General Manager
John Strough, Import Compliance Coordinator
Kari Aiduk, Import Coordinator
Katie Ricklie, Administrative Assistant
Laurie Kazmierczak, Accountant
Mary Sacco, Export Coordinator
Matt Machovec, Domestic Brokerage Coordinator
Natalie Kersey, Import Manager
Steve Flohr, Corporate Pricing
Thomas Connors, Domestic Manager
Tina Jordan, Import Compliance Manager
Travis Waldref, Account Executive
Wayne Wolfe, Domestic Brokerage Coordinator
Xin Chang, Import Coordinator
Zed Addison, Corporate Pricing Analyst
Andrew Petterelli, Intern
Freddie Pestello, Intern

Congratulations to Katie Rickli, Administrative Assistant, for her winning entry in Mohawk’s team t-shirt design contest.