Atlas Van Lines hires industry expert as training director

July 31, 2007

Media Contacts:
Sara DeWitt, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951
Kristen Fuhs Wells, Hetrick Communications

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas Van Lines has recruited Stephen Watson to serve as its training director and expand its corporate training program.

Watson brings more than 10 years of experience in operations and training in the logistics industry. Serving on the Atlas training team, Watson will work to provide innovative training solutions, integrate training programs into processes and implement measurement and quality standards for training.

"We're dedicated to providing outstanding training for both our employees and our agents so that we can create a strong support network for our agents and best serve our customers," said Nancy Priebe, vice president of human resources. "We're confident that Stephen's previous experience and his team approach to management will add depth and value to our training programs and our organization."

Watson will facilitate leadership and management development curricula associated with Atlas' training program. Atlas provides classroom instruction, individual coaching, webinars, video-based training and the online Atlas Academy.

Watson, a native of Sebago Lake, Maine, most recently worked for Premier MSS as a training manager. Prior to that he was employed by FedEx and served in the U.S. Navy from 1988-1996. He holds a B.S. in business management/professional aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and is a member of the American Society for Training and Development.

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted record revenues of $986 million in 2006. Atlas World Group companies employ more than 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 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.