Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. announced that its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Stoney “Russell” Stubbs, has been named by the Texas Motor Transportation Association (TMTA) the recipient of the 2009 Leadership Award.

“It is exceptional when any member of an organization is honored by the industry they serve,” said Stoney “Mit” Stubbs. “Russell’s dedication to the transportation industry throughout his career makes this prestigious award a well deserved honor and privilege.”

The TMTA release reads as follows:
Texas Motor Transportation Association (TMTA) named FFE Transportation Services Inc.‘s Stoney “Russell” Stubbs as the 2009 Leadership Award recipient. The acclaimed award is given annually to a deserving member who has shown a profound commitment to the Texas trucking industry, demonstrated high standards of leadership and integrity, and continues to guide and support their trucking company contemporaries.

“Russell is a selfless man of solid principles and has proven to be a genuine, honest and loyal leader,” said TMTA President and CEO John D. Esparza. “A devotion to the trucking industry runs deep in the Stubbs family and we are proud to honor Russell with this distinction and thank him for his steadfast service.”

Notably involved in TMTA, Russell has served on the executive committee, as chairman of the TMTA Foundation and chairman of the association in 2006-2007. He has also been active in several national associations including the Truckload Carriers Association and American Trucking Associations.

As Senior Vice President and COO of FFE Transportation Services Inc., Russell joins a long line of great leaders in the trucking industry. He is also the third Stubbs to be honored with the TMTA Leadership Award.

Russell’s father Stoney “Mit” Stubbs and grandfather Stoney Stubbs Sr. were both recognized for their dedication to the association and received the award in 2002 and 1969, respectively.

Russell was honored for his industry contributions at TMTA’s Annual Conference in Lost Pines, Texas.