EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas World Group Inc. has announced the final steps in its executive succession process, setting its leadership lineup for the future. Atlas promoted company veterans Glen Dunkerson and Greg Hoover into key leadership positions.
"These promotions establish clear, stable and creative leadership for the future of Atlas and are the final steps in a succession process that began more than three years ago," said Jim Stamm, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. "Both Glen and Greg are proven leaders and managers, and they will make an excellent team as we move the company into a new era of success."
Dunkerson has been named vice chairman and chief operating officer of Atlas World Group Inc., and Hoover will succeed Dunkerson as president and chief operating officer of Atlas Van Lines Inc. – Atlas World Group's largest subsidiary. Following Stamm's retirement, Dunkerson will then succeed Stamm as chairman and CEO.
With more than 30 years tenure at Atlas corporate headquarters, Dunkerson brings an operationally based background to his new position, having served in both the household goods and specialized transportation units in the company's operating groups. Dunkerson has significant experience in Atlas' quality and process areas, having served as vice president of customer service. He also played a key leadership role in the establishment of the Atlas World Class Commitment to Quality, the Milton M. Hill Quality Award and Atlas Van Line's ISO 9001:2000 certification.
Most recently, Dunkerson served as senior vice president and general manager of Atlas' Specialized Transportation Group, before his promotion in September, 2006, to the position of president and chief operating officer of Atlas Van Lines. A native of Evansville, Ind., Dunkerson will also serve as an ex officio member of the Atlas World Group Board of Directors in his new post.
Hoover's background includes more than 20 years in the Atlas network, at both the agency and corporate levels. Following a career at Atlas agent ABC Moving & Storage that culminated with his work as president and chief operating officer, Hoover joined Atlas' corporate headquarters in 1999 in the newly created role of vice president, sales. Most recently having served as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Atlas World Group, this is his fifth promotion in eight years at the company.
Hoover's career highlights at Atlas include leadership roles in the corporate rebranding program in 2002, the establishment of Avail Resource Management in 2003, and the creation of Atlas Accel – an expedited transit program – in 2006. A native of Mentone, Ind., Hoover holds a bachelors degree from Huntington University.
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 www.atlasworldgroup.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.