EVANSVILLE, (Ind.) -- More than 150 Atlas Van Lines sales professionals came together in Evansville, Indiana in March for the company's first national sales symposium. Conducted on the heels of one of Atlas' best-ever financial years, the two-day event addressed sales and service issues relevant to both the Relocation Services Group and Specialized Transportation Group.
The Atlas sales force was hosted by corporate officials from Atlas Van Lines world headquarters in Evansville, where a new headquarters building was dedicated late last year. Atlas is the nation's third-largest carrier of household goods and ranks as fourth-largest van line overall.
At the symposium, Atlas recognized top sales producers who generated revenues of $1 million or more during 2000 as well as the top National Account, COD, Specialized Transportation, Government Nonmilitary and Atlas International Nonmilitary producers in each of the five markets.
Thirty-one Atlas salespeople with year-end revenues from $2 million to more than $5 million were invited on the 2001 President's Club trip, a four-night western Caribbean cruise. The President's Club tracks and rewards yearly sales based on total transportation revenues for interstate shipments.
Atlas' 2000 year-end top producers in the five sales categories were Denise Della-Dora, National Accounts, Alexander's Moving & Storage; Steve Youell, Specialized Transportation, Dedicated Transport Service; Brian Robinson, COD, DMS Moving Systems; Dave Aronowitz, Government Nonmilitary, Southwest Transfer and Storage, Inc.; and Dennis Sorhagen, Atlas International, Crofutt & Smith Storage Warehouse, Inc.
Atlas Van Lines is a major transporter of household goods and special products through some 600 agents in the U.S. and Canada and nearly 800 worldwide. Its parent company, Atlas World Group, is the holding company for Atlas Van Lines, Atlas Van Lines International, Atlas Van Lines Canada, Ltd., and Red Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Red Ball International.