Neeley adds IT development punch to Atlas Van Lines' tech team

July 11, 2005

Media Contacts:
Kristen Burnett, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797
A.J. Schneider, Hetrick Communications

Michael E. Neeley

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Michael E. Neeley has joined the Atlas Van Lines family as vice president of information systems development. Neeley, who has 25 years of experience in information technology, comes to Atlas from Evansville's Deaconess Health System where he was chief information officer.

Neeley is filling the IT development role as Atlas continues to build on its technology prowess in the relocation, transportation and logistics industries. Atlas is a leader in the use of electronic transactions, trailer and shipment tracking making it easier and more efficient for customers to conduct business.

"As the corporate relocation and logistics industries become increasingly reliant on technology, we'll rely on Mike's skills to keep us on the cutting edge," said Richard L. Arneson, chief technology officer for Atlas World Group, the van line's parent company. "Mike's corporate and military experience makes him a valuable addition to the Atlas team."

Neeley retired as a Lieutenant Commander of the Navy in 1993 after serving nearly 26 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in healthcare administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1979 and a master's degree in 1987 from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind. based company that posted record revenues of $860 million in 2004. Atlas World Group companies employ more than 700 people throughout North America. More than 600 Atlas agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate employee relocation and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art and new fixtures and furniture. Visit for more information on the company and Atlas agents.