Atlas Van Lines announces organizational changes to support growth initiatives

October 14, 2010

Media Contacts:
Sarah Whitaker, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2545
Tricia Parrott, Hetrick

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Atlas Van Lines announced today it has made several key organizational changes in support of the company's enhanced growth initiatives. Five staffers have accepted new leadership positions, including two who were newly appointed to vice president-level positions.

Today more than ever Atlas needs to stand out in the marketplace, said Jack Griffin, Atlas Van Lines president and COO. These organizational changes will strengthen our marketing efforts, allowing us to better support our agents, continue to search for ways to improve customer service and otherwise enhance the Atlas brand.

The five personnel changes at Atlas Van Lines are as follows:

  • Ryan McConnell has been promoted to vice president, corporate marketing. He will lead a revitalized marketing team that will set direction and implement strategic marketing plans.
  • Phil Wahl has been promoted to vice president of Avail Resource Management, a subsidiary of Atlas Van Lines. He will develop and lead move management services, including customer service, corporate accounts, and coordination with the U.S. military during the evolution of the new Defense Personal Property Program.
  • David Coulter has been appointed vice president, Special Transportation Group (STG) sales. Coulter will oversee sales for STG, which is responsible for transporting electronics, exhibits, store fixtures, fine art and other cargo that requires special handling.
  • Dennie Lynn, senior vice president of transportation services administration, will assume leadership of the Smart Move operational infrastructure in addition to his current responsibilities with household goods and special products.
  • Mark Spiehler, senior vice president of account/agent/claims services, will assume leadership of agency development efforts. This will include providing direction related to recruiting and development of Atlas agents.

Atlas Van Lines president and COO Jack Griffin said he is pleased to announce these organizational changes within Atlas Van Lines. "My congratulations go to these employees," said Griffin. "These changes represent a significant internal shift and I am confident there has never been a more exciting time to be affiliated with Atlas Van Lines."

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.- based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas interstate agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, new fixtures and furniture. Visit and for more information on the company and Atlas agents.