Personnel changes announced at Atlas

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Atlas Van Lines has announced several key organizational changes.

Five staffers have accepted new leadership positions, including two who were newly appointed to vice president-level positions.

Atlas Van Lines president and COO Jack Griffin said the changes were intended to strengthen the company’s marketing efforts, allow it to better support its agents, and advance its search for ways to improve customer service.

Ryan McConnell has been promoted to vice president, corporate marketing. He will lead the marketing team, setgin direction, and implementing strategic marketing plans.

Phil Wahl has been promoted to vice president of Avail Resource Management, a subsidiary of Atlas Van Lines. He will develop and lead move management services, including customer service, corporate accounts, and coordination with the U.S. military during the evolution of the new Defense Personal Property Program.

David Coulter has been appointed vice president, Special Transportation Group (STG) sales. Coulter will oversee sales for STG, which is responsible for transporting electronics, exhibits, store fixtures, fine art and other cargo that requires special handling. Dennie Lynn, senior vice president of transportation services administration, will assume leadership of the Smart Move operational infrastructure in addition to his current responsibilities with household goods and special products.

Mark Spiehler, senior vice president of account/agent/claims services, will assume leadership of agency development efforts. This will include providing direction related to recruiting and development of Atlas agents.

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas interstate agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, new fixtures and furniture.


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