SEATTLE, Wash. — Jack Griffin has been named president of AWG International Inc., the parent company of the Atlas World Group international companies. He brings nearly 15 years of international transportation experience to the three companies under the Atlas international umbrella: Seattle, Wash.-based Atlas International and Red Ball International and Martinez, Calif.-based American Vanpac Carriers.
"Jack brings a wealth of transportation knowledge, international business sense and leadership to the Atlas international companies," said Jim Stamm, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. "Each company is ramping up its focus on the international commercial move market, and Jack is integral to that development."
Griffin has held various positions in the industry, including vice president of network development at Allied Van Lines and vice president of sales/marketing/agency development at Allied International. Prior to joining Atlas, he was senior vice president of business development at Bekins Van Lines.
An active community member, Griffin is a supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities and a former volunteer high school lacrosse coach in Naperville, Ill. He has been involved with the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America and the American Moving and Storage Association. A native of Brantford, Ontario, Griffin graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Griffin and his wife Carolynn have a 20-year-old daughter, Courtney, and a 17-year-old son, Jack.
AWG International Inc., and its subsidiaries, Atlas Van Lines International, Red Ball International and American Vanpac Carriers, are subsidiaries of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted revenues of $943 million in 2007. Visit www.atlasworldgroup.com for more information on the company.