SEATTLE, Wash. (December 27, 2013) — Atlas International, an affiliate of Atlas Van Lines and a subsidiary of parent company Atlas World Group, Inc., today announces that Jim Gaw has been promoted to president and chief operating officer from his current position as vice president and general manager with an effective date of January 1, 2014.
As one of Atlas World Group's fastest growing subsidiaries, Atlas International provides quality specialized services for international transportation, distribution and relocation for corporate clients, individuals, families and government agencies to every country on the globe.
"Jim Gaw is well suited for this new role, proven by the leadership qualities he has shown among the Atlas companies and his strength in forming great relationships with both customers and Atlas agents," said Atlas World Group President and COO Jack Griffin, also the former President & COO of Atlas International. "He will now be leading the charge to grow revenue, invest in technology that enhances the customers' experience, and further develop Atlas International as a leading provider of worldwide relocation services. I have worked very closely with Jim for many years, and my decision to promote him is one of confidence that he is capable of meeting the responsibilities of this important role."
In addition, Gaw will enhance future integration with the Atlas World Group organization across multiple platforms while also expanding the overseas network. With these respective duties, Gaw expects to ensure the international operation provides a growing return for stockholders and generates greater shareholder value within the AWG enterprise.
"During my time with Atlas International, I have been fortunate to be mentored by some of the industry's best who have provided the necessary skills and knowledge to allow me to perform my role well," said Jim Gaw. "I look forward to making the transition and leading the managerial efforts of Atlas International, as well as its subsidiaries."
Gaw has held numerous management positions with leading international van lines for the past 15 years. He started his journey at Atlas International in Jan. 2009 as the vice president of business development, assisting Atlas agents in their sales efforts and developing a marketing mix for the international company. Eventually Gaw was promoted to vice president and general manager of Atlas International.
"Jim has served as an irreplaceable leader in our organization, providing our company with innovative opportunities to remain a leading brand name in this important market," said Glen Dunkerson, CEO and chairman of Atlas World Group, Inc. "Through working with Jim, it is apparent that he possesses significant ability and knows both what is best for an Atlas agent and how to successfully leverage our services further in the moving industry."
Gaw is a graduate of Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill. He is a former executive committee member of the International Association of Movers, and currently serves as chairman of the American Moving and Storage Association's International Committee.
For more information about Atlas International, visit www.atlasintl.com.
About Atlas International
Atlas International is a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., the parent company of one of the nation's leading moving companies Atlas Van Lines. Based in Seattle, Atlas International is a global provider of quality specialized services for transportation, distribution and relocation for corporate clients, individuals, families and government agencies. Currently, its international operations include 10 agencies in UK, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, India, Italy and the Benelux countries (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) that specialize in corporate relocation, household movers and in the specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasintl.com.