Indiana native takes over helm at Atlas World Group

Jim Stamm promoted to chairman of Evansville, Ind.-based company Jan. 1

January 29, 2008

Media Contacts:
Barbara Cox, Atlas Van Lines, Inc., 800.638.9797, ext. 2275
Kristen Fuhs Wells, Hetrick Communications

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Jim Stamm completed his transition into the top spot at Evansville, Ind.-based Atlas World Group Inc., on Jan. 1. In 2006, Stamm assumed the role of vice chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group and Atlas Van Lines. Following the retirement of long-time leader Mike Shaffer on Dec. 31, 2007, Stamm was promoted to the role of chairman of the board of Atlas World Group. He remains CEO of Atlas World Group and Atlas Van Lines.

As chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group, a nearly $1 billion company, Stamm is ultimately responsible for Atlas World Group and Atlas' subsidiary companies, including Atlas Van Lines, Inc., its largest subsidiary, together with leading the board of directors.

"Atlas has a rich history of producing successful leaders and promoting from within the company," said John Westerberg, chairman and chief executive officer, Nelson Westerberg, Inc., and member of the Atlas World Group Board of Directors. "Jim's rise to the top is a product of hard work, an eye for innovation and extensive industry knowledge."

Stamm's climb to the top has been 20 years in the making. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native has held leadership positions within the company since joining as president of Atlas Van Lines' Specialized Transportation Group in 1987. He was named president and chief operating officer of Atlas Van Lines in 1999 and of Atlas World Group in 2004.

Prior to joining Atlas, Stamm's background in the transportation industry included lead positions with two other nationally based carriers where he served in various management roles involving the transportation of commercial and high-value products. He also served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.

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.