2018 Delaware 5k
On May 17, 2018, ACE’s Ian Burns, Kim Fleming, Mike Hawrylo, Kati McLaughlin, Tyler Slouf, Ben Smith, Meredith Steenkamer, and Dirk Sweigart participated in the Delaware 5k. The evening kicked off with a 3.1 mile run/walk through Bellevue State Park before ending at the Figure 8 Barn. After the race, the real fun began as participants enjoyed “the summer’s best office party” featuring food, beer, music, and awards. Tyler won the First Place Corporate Male Individual award. Dirk, Ben, and Tyler won the Third Place Corporate Male Team award. The event, part of the Corporate FunRun 5k series, benefited The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Delaware.
2018 Penn Relays
On April 27, 2018, ACE returned to Franklin Field to compete in the 124th running of the Penn Relays. Hosted annually by the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States. This year, ACE’s Jacob Hoyt and Kati McLaughlin joined returning runners Tim Cole and Tyler Slouf to participate in the Corporate Distance Medley. The competition included teams from companies such as ExxonMobil, General Electric, Hospital of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania, KPMG, Merck, and Verizon. ACE's team placed 20th out of 27 and looks forward to participating again next year.
Happy Birthday ACE!
On May 1, 2018, ACE celebrated our 27th birthday. As we inch our way closer to thirty, we could not help but look back and reflect on the past year.
Throughout 2017, we celebrated the retirement of Tim Cole after 26 years as President and the promotion of Ian Burns – with ACE since 1995 – to President. The transition culminated with a party at our Delaware Valley office in October. ACE family, friends, and customers joined us for lawn games, food trucks, a live band, and of course good beer.
In November, we won second place in the People’s Choice category at the ISA Houston Section’s annual chili cook off. A big thanks to Steve Cronauer, his wife Gris, Shawn Coughlan, and George Ikonomou for cooking the chili. Plus a special shout out to Gris and Cedrick Crosby, for cooking and delivering a second batch once the first ran out!
We wrapped up the year, with a fishing trip. ACE’s Mark LaVere, Sean Minderlein, Steve Monaghan, and Kati McLaughlin went trolling for striped bass off the New Jersey coast with longtime supplier Panelmatic East, Inc. When all was said and done, the group brought home seven striped bass.
With such great memories to look back on, we wanted to take this time to thank our customers and let you know how much we appreciate your continued support. Cheers to turning 27!