Stamm Named to Top Post at Atlas Van Lines

January 13, 1999

EVANSVILLE, (Ind.) -- The Atlas Van Lines board of directors has named James A. Stamm president and chief operating officer of Atlas Van Lines, the country's third-largest mover of household goods. Stamm succeeds Michael Shaffer, who was recently named chairman and CEO of Atlas Van Lines and its holding company Atlas World Group (AWG).

"We are fortunate to be able to fill this key position with a seasoned Atlas executive who has spent the last 11 years dedicated to building and strengthening our agent-owned, agent-directed van line," said Michael Shaffer, chairman and CEO. "I look forward to working closely with Jim as we prepare Atlas Van Lines for the challenges and opportunities that the next century will bring."

In his new position, Stamm will oversee all areas within the Atlas Van Lines' organization, which will include: marketing, public relations and business development; agency services and development; household goods and specialized transportation operations; customer service and quality development; and management information services. Prior to his promotion, Stamm served as president of Atlas Van Lines' Specialized Transportation Group.

A native of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Stamm has over 30 years' experience in the transportation industry. He began his career with Atlas in 1987 as President, Specialized Transportation Division. In January 1991, following a functional realignment of the company's responsibilities, Stamm was promoted to the position of President, Specialized Transportation Group.

Stamm served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Artillery Forward Observer from 1964 to 1967, which included one tour of duty in Vietnam.

With its world headquarters in Evansville, Ind., Atlas Van Lines is a major transporter of household goods and special products through some 600 agents across the U.S. and Canada, and nearly 800 agents worldwide.