Jetco Delivery CEO and The GTI Group Executive Vice President Brian Fielkow has been selected as one of the 2022 “CEOs Who Get It” by the National Safety Council. This prestigious list recognizes CEOs who go beyond compliance to build safety strategy using four key components: leadership and employee engagement, safety management solutions, risk reduction and performance measurement.
In his 16 years as Jetco CEO and three years as GTI Executive Vice President, Fielkow has instilled a leader-driven, employee-owned safety culture into the organizations through strategies that follow a behavior-based approach. Employees and their families live and breathe Driving 2 Perfection, in which they’re always pushing themselves and each other toward the safest outcomes at work, on the road and at home.
“CEOs who ‘get it’ lead by example…. In his prior role leading Jetco Delivery, Brian L. Fielkow went against the grain and incorporated safety into Jetco’s value proposition, which attracted clients who are willing partners in a shared safety mission,” said National Safety Council President and CEO Lorraine M. Martin.
“I am proud to be recognized by the National Safety Council as a ‘CEO Who Gets It,’” said Fielkow. “I am privileged to have led and learned from Jetco’s professional team members who live and breathe safety as a non-negotiable core value.”
This year, Fielkow was one of nine CEOs from national and international organizations to receive the annual recognition. Fielkow is a past recipient of the National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award. A Q&A with Fielkow is featured in the February 2022 issue of the National Safety Council’s magazine Safety+Health.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives. For details, visit www.nsc.org.
About Jetco & GTI
Since 1976, Jetco has partnered with sophisticated shippers and intermediaries to meet their trucking and freight brokerage needs throughout the Gulf Coast. Through its family of companies, Jetco provides intermodal, open deck, heavy haul, dry van, asset-backed freight brokerage, and warehousing services. Headquartered in Houston, Jetco maintains an office in Dallas and terminals in La Porte, Freeport, San Antonio and Dallas.
Jetco is a part of The GTI Group, a Canadian-based specialized transport company providing integrated logistics and transportation services, including asset-based trucking, freight brokerage, air and ocean services, and warehousing and storage. For more information, visit www.jetcodelivery.com and www.thegtigroup.com.
Brian L. Fielkow is an accomplished senior executive with a 30-year career that includes growing and transforming multimillion-dollar organizations. With a solid history of driving corporate strategy development and execution, best practices, and continuous improvement, he is as much at home building a robust company as he is in creating an impeccable safety culture. As CEO of Jetco Delivery, LLC, Brian built the organization into one of the Gulf Coast’s premiere trucking and logistics companies based largely on its safety reputation.
In 2019, Brian successfully sold Jetco to GTI. At The GTI Group, Brian has made key contribution serving as EVP and member of the Board of Directors. Among other responsibilities, he leads safety initiatives for GTI’s operations internationally.
Brian is a well-respected speaker, author, and trainer. His speaking engagements include presenting internationally to tens of thousands on the importance of and how to create healthy safety cultures. He has also written many books/articles on safety culture: