2018 Person Of The Year: Vince Santiago

Vince Santiago was honored at the Transportation Club of Tacoma’s January Luncheon as the Person of the Year for his ongoing contribution and dedication to the transportation industry. Vince has been in the industry for more than 35 years. He is currently the owner and president of VETrans.

Vince started his career in the United States Marine Corps as a Data Systems Analyst in 1979 and earning a rank of Sergeant. From there, he progressed to a Captain in the United States Marine Corps as a Logistics Officer until 1990. He continued his logistics and transportation career at several companies including General Electric Lighting, DSC Logistics, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Safelite Glass Corporation, and Home Depot before establishing his VETrans trucking company.

Vince is no stranger to supporting others. Vince was President of The Transportation Club of Tacoma in 2015 and has been a massive contributor for years as one of the TCT’s Board of Directors. He is also the board member chair of the Washington State Economic Development Finance Authority, the president of his homeowners association and was certified to teach graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses in Financial, Project, Operations, and Quality Management.

For his contributions to the TCT, transportation industry and our community; the 2018 Person of the Year Award goes to Mr. Vince Santiago!

 

 


 

PAST WINNERS – Person of the Year

  • 2017 – Gary Gieser
  • 2016 – Tim Flood
  • 2015 – Greg Unterbrink
  • 2014 – Janice Wasson
  • 2013 – Terry Thomas
  • 2012 – Michael Oliver
  • 2011 – Carla Martin
  • 2010 – Jeff Clark
  • 2009 – Hugh Carr
  • 2008 – David Ottey
  • 2007 – Steve Fullerton
  • 2006 – Gary Gieser
  • 2005 – Dennis Dean
  • 2004 – George Osborne
  • 2003 – Mark MacLeod
  • 2002 – Ross Cook
  • 2001 – Jim Stanaway
  • 2000 – Bob Dewey
  • 1999 – Lee Braach
  • 1998 – Stan Levy
  • 1997 – Anne Muñoz
  • 1995 – Ken Collins
  • 1994 – Rick Bunn
  • 1993 – Patti King
  • 1992 – Lindsey Johnson