Atlas World Group Names Jack Griffin CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board
November 18, 2016
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EVANSVILLE, IND. (November 18, 2016) - Atlas World Group, Inc., the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, one of the nation’s leading moving companies, announces today that Jack Griffin has been named CEO and vice chairman of the board. Griffin most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Atlas World Group. Former CEO Glen Dunkerson will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board through 2017.
“Having had the pleasure to work alongside Jack for nearly a decade, I can tell you there is no one more fit to lead Atlas into the future,” said Dunkerson. “His unwavering respect for our agency network and customers has rightfully earned him this significant responsibility and opportunity.”
Griffin has more than 20 years of experience in the domestic household goods, special products and international segments of the transportation industry. Since being appointed president and COO of Atlas World Group in 2010, he has expanded Atlas’ footprint in the industry and facilitated the development of new programs and initiatives to assist customers and Atlas agents throughout the U.S. and around the globe.
“I am honored to assume this leadership role to carry out our strategic vision to further differentiate Atlas in the marketplace” said Griffin. “For our future, I am committed to acquiring and allocating the necessary resources and leadership to support our most important initiatives that will take us into the new decade, while carrying on the company’s tradition of impacting the communities in which we operate.”
He has led the implementation of innovative new tools and programs to attract new customer bases, such as millennials and the Spanish-speaking community. As a passionate advocate for furthering the company’s green efforts, Griffin led the charge on a new sustainability program aimed to help Atlas’ nearly 500 agents become more environmentally conscious. Throughout the company’s continued evolvement, Griffin has remained dedicated to growing the company’s young talent across Atlas World Group’s nine subsidiaries by investing in their personal and professional development.
Outside of his work with Atlas World Group, Griffin is an active member of the International Association of Movers, the American Moving and Storage Association, the Worldwide ERC and Society of Human Resource Management. He also serves as chairman of the Moving & Storage Institute, the philanthropic arm of AMSA, which raises awareness and facilitates the development of the moving and storage industry through educational opportunities such as scholarships, training events and certification programs. In addition, Griffin recently completed a two-year term as chairman of the Evansville Tri-State American Heart Association.
For more information on Atlas World Group Inc. and its services, visit www.atlasworldgroupinc.com.
About Atlas World Group
Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company, is comprised of a family of companies that deliver transportation and related services globally through a network of quality agents and select service partners. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services, supply chain solutions, and specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasworldgroupinc.com.