May 28–By Red Denty
An Ila truck driver was recognized by Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. last week for his “selfless dedication to helping others.”
Orrin “OC” Mannozzi, a driver for the Old Dominion North Georgia service center in Pendergrass, was awarded the John Yowell OD Family Spirit Award.
“Winning the John Yowell award is extremely humbling. I never thought I would win an award like this,” he said. “God has given me the opportunities and tools to help others, and I am truly thankful.”
Old Dominion created the award to preserve the legacy of the late John Yowell, former executive vice president and chief operating officer, and his spirit of giving.
Mannozzi and his family support the Madison County Crisis Center, and Department of Family and Children Services, helping troubled teenagers, the homeless, hungry, elderly and those needing financial assistance.
“OC’s co-workers describe him as a good man working with professionalism, integrity and safety,” said David Congdon, vice chairman of the board and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line. “Through his service in the community, his church and with our employees, OC truly embodies the OD Family Spirit and serves as an inspiration to us all.”
When he wasn’t serving his community, Mannozzi drove nearly 1 million miles without a preventable accident in the nine years he has been at Old Dominion.
Mannozzi and his wife, Dollie, have three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a veteran of the Air Force.
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