Circle of Excellence Recipients

Since 2016, the Circle of Excellence awards have recognized and highlighted GLS employees who have made a significant contribution to the company and go above and beyond for our customers. Our 2020 winners and a guest have been invited for an all-expense paid trip in 2022 to enjoy the Circle of Excellence event held at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa.

Paul Bouwman
Paul
Bouwman

Inside Sales Representative – Mississauga

"I am very proud to have won the 2020 Circle of Excellence after such a difficult year and with such a great group of other recipients. I look forward to celebrating with all of them!"

What has been your career path at GLS?
I began my career humbly placing pickups 8 years ago in Customer Experience. I then moved on to tracing packages and worked my way up to the Dedicated Customer Experience team. I am now part of Sales and recently moved to Ontario to help build the Inside Sales team in Ontario.

What do you enjoy most about your job each day?
The people. I've been lucky enough to work in both provinces that we service and have made amazing friends across so many departments in so many cities. No matter where I am, it always feels like a second home.

In your opinion, what do you think contributes to your success at GLS?
Again, the people. We really do have incredible people working at GLS that have helped me both professionally and personally. I wouldn't be where I am today without them.

What makes you proud to work at GLS?
The growth! Seeing the company grow into what it is today from when I started 8 years ago is incredible. I'm so proud to be a part of it.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love to collect sneakers! I grew up watching basketball and I think I used to pay more attention to what the players had on their feet than what they were actually doing.

Daniel Walsh
Daniel
Walsh

Developer, Special Projects – Brampton

" I’m fortunate to be able to do something I thoroughly enjoy for a living. Software development has been a hobby of mine since the age of 12 and being able to build my career around that was always something that I strived for. "

What has been your career path at Dicom/GLS?
I started my career at Dicom, now GLS, as a PM Warehouse Employee at our Brampton facility. During my time working in Operations, I moved from Sorter to Forklift Operator to Team Lead before transiting to our IT department as a Technician covering on-site technical support for our Ontario terminals and customers. After being a Technician for over 2 years, I transitioned to our development team as that’s where my formal education was and I have been enjoying my time ever since.

What are your responsibilities at GLS?
I handle the development and maintenance of many web applications and APIs used across the organization, from internal solutions to customer-facing applications. The majority of my time has been dedicated towards the S4A internal portal, which is becoming an integral part of many departments throughout our company.

What do you enjoy most about your job each day?
I get to work with a great, hard-working and dedicated team who help me succeed every single day. I’m fortunate to be able to do something I thoroughly enjoy for a living. Software development has been a hobby of mine since the age of 12 and being able to build my career around that was always something that I strived for.

In your opinion, what do you think contributes to your success at GLS?
Definitely my team. Without the support and amazing work that they provide, I would not be able to perform my job at the level I currently do. GLS is full of extremely talented individuals who are simply a pleasure to work with.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I’m fortunate enough that my biggest hobby is also what I do for a living, developing! Besides spending far too many hours of the day coding, I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my amazing family during my downtime.

Richard Brumley
Richard
Brumley

Freight P&D driver – Ottawa

" What I love most of all about my job is simply getting into my truck, every day! "

What has been your career path at GLS?
Initially, I started working as a driver at Dicom/GLS on a temporary basis, replacing another driver who was on leave. Soon after, I joined the team of full-time city drivers. Since then, I have been delivering and picking up freight from our customers.

What do you enjoy most every day in your work?
What I love most of all about my job is simply getting into my truck, every day! I also love being in contact with others: driving through the city to see different customers.

What do you think contributes to your success at GLS?
There are great people who work in the company. They have a real passion for what they do and they truly want to succeed and always do better. This team allows me to achieve my career goals and have fun in my job.

What makes you proud to work at GLS?
This has been a great opportunity in my career. I am really proud that GLS took a chance on me. This opportunity taught me what I am capable of and what I can bring to the company.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I simply like to relax and enjoy spending time with my family - we often watch movies together!