TRAX Awarded Certification Through V3 Initiative

TRAX veterans with the V3 Award (left to right): Richard Blazek, Clint Chedester, Matthew Mann, Michael Jones, John Kenney, David Martin, Chuck Gammon, Jeff Hunt, Pete Zeisig. Not pictured: Steve Blanchard, Dean Turner.


TRAX Energy Solutions in Lynchburg has been recognized as a Virginia business involved in the successful hiring and retention of the Commonwealth’s veterans.

Through the Virginia Values Veterans initiative (V3), the Virginia Department of Veterans Services offers training, coaching, access to resources, and advocacy to employers committed to making veterans a part of their overall talent acquisition and retention strategy. V3 Certified organizations like TRAX pledge to hire and retain veterans, transitioning Guardsmen, and Reservists in Virginia.

“Because employers traditionally underestimate the skills of young men and women exiting the armed forces, our troops are often overlooked for employment,” said TRAX Director of Training Programs Richard Blazek, himself a Navy vet, who attended the June 12th V3 conference in Richmond. “Through the efforts of the V3 program, companies have a better understanding of the value of hiring veterans, as well as the satisfaction of ‘giving back’ in return for service to our country.”

“Veterans comprise more than 20 percent of the TRAX Energy staff in Lynchburg, so we immediately saw the participation in V3 as an extension of our own values,” said TRAX Energy President John Kenney. “We’re proud to take part in this tremendous program, proud of our veterans, and will continue to seek veterans to add to our workforce as we grow our business in energy markets around the world.”

For more information about the V3 initiative, go to the Virginia Values Veterans website.