Hazel’s Expedited Freight Secures Spot on 2023 Inc. 5000 – Operating from Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio Terminals
DALLAS, September 12, 2023 (PRNewswire)
Hazel’s Expedited Freight, a Dallas-based logistics and transportation company, earned a spot on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. The ranking follows Hazel’s 2022 inclusion on the SMU Cox Dallas100™, honoring North Texas’ 100 fast-growing private companies.
Dustin Marshall, CEO of Hazel’s, attributes the ranking to the sustained focus on expanding Hazel’s geographic presence across Texas while providing top-tier customer service. “Being named to the Inc. 5000 list is great recognition for our team and validates their amazing work and dedication during a tumultuous time in the freight market. In an industry where companies file for bankruptcy every day, our team has thrived by focusing on the needs of our customers to earn their trust and confidence. We’re honored to be recognized this way,” said Marshall.
Since its founding in 1977, Hazel’s has become one of Texas’ largest expedited freight companies, serving its customers through access to versatile equipment. Whether moving small boxes for small businesses, delivering 100,000-pound excavators for large industrial companies, or managing complex logistics during disasters for the State of Texas – Hazel’s makes it happen.
Balancing its rapid growth with a commitment to employee well-being, Hazel’s stands out in its industry by focusing on family. “We are committed to getting drivers home for dinner and weekend soccer games. We believe that providing our employees with a nurturing family environment allows them to thrive. Our family is our business,” said Marshall.
As the company looks ahead, it remains committed to building lasting partnerships through top-tier customer service and fostering a family-first atmosphere.
About Hazel’s Expedited Freight
Hazel’s Expedited Freight, a trusted leader in the expedited freight industry since 1977, delivers on the promises made by its clients. As a female-founded family business, Hazel’s puts family values at the core of its operations. Today, the company provides point-to-point courier services, scheduled same-day deliveries, expedited “hot shot” deliveries, and over-the-road long-distance transport services from its terminals in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. Hazel’s Expedited Freight is committed to providing exceptional service and driving continued success for its clients and its growth recognized by Inc. 5000 and SMU Cox Dallas100™.
For more information, visit www.hazels.com.
Astura Medical Announces Initial Case and Full Commercial Release For El Capitan X Expandable ALIF System
Astura Medical, a rapidly growing and innovative spinal device technology company, announced the full commercial release and first case with the company’s most recent expandable technology, El Capitan X Expandable Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) System. The first case was successfully completed by Jason Taub, M.D. from Dallas Neurosurgical & Spine at the Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison.
Building upon the foundation of the success of the company’s other integrated plate/spacer technologies and expandable interbody platforms, El Capitan X represents the first and only system to provide a complete range of expandable anatomic spacers and fixation options with infinitely adjustable expansions in height and lordosis up to 30° for a unique, patient-specific solution.
“Our goal is to always find ways to continue to optimize care with the latest, most innovative solutions for each of our patients,” said Dr. Jason Taub. “The extensive capabilities of the El Capitan X Expandable ALIF System provides an unmatched ability to deliver a truly patient-specific solution every single time.”
“The commercial launch of El Capitan X marks another major milestone for our organization, as we’re once again redefining what’s possible in terms of intraoperative flexibility and versatility for our surgeon, distributor, and hospital partners,” added Joel Gambrell, Co-founder and CEO.
Astura Medical will be highlighting El Capitan X during their next cadaveric training program on Sat., Sep. 23rd at the company’s headquarters in Irving, TX. Additionally, the company will be showcasing the El Capitan X, along with several of their newest technology platforms during the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2023 Annual Meeting event in October in Los Angeles, CA.
For more information, please visit LinkedIn or El Capitan X
About Astura Medical
Astura Medical was formed in 2014 with the objective of creating a disciplined, multi-phased approach to developing, manufacturing, and distributing medical devices. With surgeon input and feedback at every stage of development, Astura has created an extensive line of devices of the highest quality and sleekest design.
The two essential pillars that contribute to Astura Medical’s success are high-quality products and robust distribution channels. These pillars, combined with passion and innovation, are what drive the Astura team to achieve great success with developing devices and entering them into the marketplace.
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Carolyn Rosson Named Chief Executive Officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies
Carolyn Rosson has been promoted from the role of President to President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies. Chris Kelly, Executive Chairman of the Ebby Halliday Companies and Executive Vice President of HomeServices of America, made the announcement.
“Over the years, Carolyn’s visionary leadership, steadfast dedication, and strategic insights have played a paramount role in guiding and shaping nearly every department and aspect of our company,” said Kelly. “As she steps into this dual role, she will continue to lead with grace, tenacity, and the forward-thinking mindset we’ve come to value so greatly.”
In tandem with the announcement, Kelly also announced that Betsy Cameron has been elevated to the role of Senior Vice President of Operations for the Ebby Halliday Companies.
“Since joining the Ebby Halliday Companies, Betsy has consistently demonstrated an exceptional knack for innovating our business processes, nurturing agents, and enhancing cross-departmental collaboration,” Kelly said. “In this new position, Betsy will play a pivotal role in bolstering the efficiency and ingenuity of our operations, aligning them with our expanding organizational goals. Alongside Malinda Howell, Senior Vice President of Brokerage, Betsy will bridge our home office initiatives with the evolving needs of our offices and agents, ensuring both robust sales and enriched consumer experiences.”
With her wealth of experience and unparalleled dedication, Howell plays a pivotal role in the organization and will continue in her work as she collaborates closely with the company’s sales leaders in branch offices, spearheading efforts to drive sales and recruitment.
“Promotions like these aren’t just titles; they’re a testament to the hard work, dedication, and the significant positive impact these individuals have brought to our company,” says Kelly. “They embody the best of what the Ebby Halliday Companies represent, and we are fortunate to have them taking on these critical leadership roles. I will continue to serve as Executive Chairman, supporting and advising Carolyn, Malinda and Betsy as they partner with our agents and incredible staff in the continued growth and expansion of our great brands and people.”
About the Ebby Halliday Companies
The Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 77 years of serving the real estate needs of its valued clients. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today is one of America’s most-respected residential real estate brokerages. The legacy of Ebby Halliday is now amplified by the company’s affiliation with HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company by transactions. The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to offer the most-convenient, full-service residential real estate experience available, with its in-house brands: Prosperity Home Mortgage, HomeServices Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title.
For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.
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Texas Health Aetna Introduces New Market Head of Sales and Service
(ARLINGTON, Texas) Texas Health Aetna, the partnership between Texas Health Resources and Aetna, a CVS Health Company (NYSE: CVS), announced the promotion of Christina Rassi as market head of sales and service for middle markets in the North Texas area.
Rassi will transition from a senior sales executive at Aetna into her new role where she will be responsible for profitable growth within the middle market segment and augment growth for Aetna and Texas Health Aetna. Rassi joined Aetna in 2007 and has since leveraged her dedication and expertise as a sales professional within the middle market and national accounts segments. Her new responsibilities will include building and cultivating relationships with brokers, consultants, and various distribution channels as well as providing performance management of the health plan products’ performance and ensuring overall client satisfaction.
“Christina has dedicated more than ten years of her career with Aetna, and we are so fortunate to have her as part of our team,” said Jeff Cook, regional president for Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico for Aetna. “Christina’s experience has allowed her valuable insight into the overall challenges facing employers, including workforce retention and employment, affordability, and access to care. This insight is one of many reasons Christina provides meaningful solutions to her clients and is an asset to Aetna and Texas Health Aetna.”
Prior to joining Aetna, Rassi worked at Holmes Murphy & Associates where she served as a voluntary national practice leader in the consulting field of Texas markets. Within this role, she was responsible for the growth and development of the client’s coverage needs, as well as aiding clients in identifying gaps in coverage while supplying necessary tools to educate employees. Her exposure across the healthcare continuum for more than 15 years has provided her with industry insight and strong local relationships with brokers and consultants, as well as plan sponsors and peers. This experience and her ties to the local market support Rassi’s ability to bring stability and credibility to the Dallas market in her new role.
“I am beyond excited to continue my journey with the Aetna family in this new endeavor as market head of sales and service,” said Rassi. “Health care is complex, and this new role will allow me to deepen relationships with my clients and provide personalized solutions that are simple, cost-effective and will ultimately improve the quality of life for their employee population.”
Rassi has been a Dallas resident for more than 20 years. In addition to her work, Rassi has a passion for traveling to new places, spending time outdoors, running and spending quality time with her family.
For more information about Texas Health Aetna, visit www.texashealthaetna.com. Updates can also be found on the Texas Health Aetna LinkedIn page here.
About Texas Health Aetna
Leveraging the strengths of two leading organizations, Texas Health Aetna combines the strengths of traditional health care plans and health systems to create a truly integrated solution that’s simple to navigate and puts the member’s experience first. The local health plan is committed to providing access to affordable, high-quality health care services and delivering customized member experiences throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. For more information about Texas Health Aetna, visit www.texashealthaetna.com.
Aetna, a CVS Health business, serves an estimated 39 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental and behavioral health plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, visit www.aetna.com and explore how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews
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