Atlas Van Lines appoints Todd Russell to national sales manager for its Smart Move Transportation subsidiary

December 7, 2010

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Atlas Van Lines has appointed Todd Russell to a newly created position of national sales manager for its Smart Move® Transportation subsidiary. Effective immediately, Russell will be responsible for marketing the Smart Move Transportation containerized product line to both Atlas professional movers and customers.

Russell will report directly to Ryan McConnell, vice president of corporate marketing for Atlas Van Lines. His responsibilities include supervising inside sales, joint sales with Atlas agents, pricing strategies, developing marketing materials and direct customer interaction.

"We are pleased to welcome Todd to our Smart Move team," said Jack Griffin, president and COO, Atlas Van Lines. "His sales experience will be vital to the continued growth and product development of the Smart Move product line."

Russell has more than a decade of sales experience, previously serving as the president of Skyline Equipment Services in Evansville. He is a graduate of the University of Evansville.

Smart Move Transportation joined the Atlas family in 2009 and allows Atlas customers even more moving flexibility. The SmartVault® portable moving containers have become the industry standard for safe, secure and easy relocation. Because Smart Move Transportation offers the only portable moving containers fully integrated with a major van line, customers can elect to have Atlas professional movers handle all aspects of the move, including packing, loading and unloading their belongings.

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.