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May 16, 2023

Atlas® Van Lines Announces Retirement of Schimmel, Promotes Johnson and Dasher to Senior Director Roles

  • Press Release
EVANSVILLE, IND. (May 16, 2023) — Following nearly 40 years at Atlas® Van Lines, today Jeff Schimmel announces his intent to retire on August 31, 2023. Schimmel most recently served as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Ben Johnson is being promoted to Senior Director, Operations for Atlas Van Lines. Johnson joined Atlas in 2011 and has held roles with increasing responsibility in household goods (HHG) and logistics, including HHG containerization sales; HHG dispatch and planning; marketing; project management; and national account management. Most recently, Johnson managed the transition of Titan Global Distribution to Atlas Logistics.

In his new role, Johnson will be responsible for operations and claims services. The alignment of operations and claims under Johnson’s leadership will link all activity of the physical move to improve Agent and customer experience. Johnson joins the Atlas Van Lines Senior Leadership Team with his promotion. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana.

”We would like to congratulate Jeff Schimmel on his upcoming retirement and thank him for his extraordinary career at Atlas,” said Ryan McConnell, President and COO of Atlas Van Lines. “We are also extremely fortunate to have the talents of Ben Johnson, who is prepared and well-trained to step up and take on new challenges for Atlas. His education, experience, and proven track record of success will ensure a seamless transition and continued growth in our operations.”

Megan Dasher is being promoted to Senior Director, Operations for Atlas Logistics®. Dasher will expand her role to assume responsibility for logistics account management and project management. Dasher joined Atlas in 2013 and has held numerous roles and responsibilities in logistics pricing and brokerage operations, excelling in developing her team and achieving results.

As Senior Director, Operations, Dasher will focus on driving efficiencies and improved margins in all product lines and will continue to develop Atlas’ workforce talent and drive the company’s continued growth in all product lines. Dasher will remain a member of the Atlas Logistics Senior Leadership Team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and a Masters in Public Service Administration from the University of Evansville.

"In this period of growth for Atlas Logistics, we are thrilled to see Megan Dasher step into this key role within the organization,” said Phil Wahl, President and COO, Atlas Logistics. “Her transition supports Atlas Logistics’ new organizational structure, aimed toward increasing operational efficiencies for improved organizational services overall.”

Johnson and Dasher will begin transitioning to their new positions effective May 22, 2023.

For more information on Atlas Van Lines and its services, visit the Atlas Van Lines Website For more information on Atlas Logistics and its services, visit the Atlas Logistics Website.

About Atlas Logistics®
Atlas Logistics Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., is a full-service logistics provider with specialized fleet capabilities and a well-developed network of third-party partnerships. Turnkey services include supply chain management, freight brokerage, padded-van transportation and project management. Atlas Logistics has a unique ability to serve customer needs because of the unique combination of its own fleet and extensive third-party network of logistics providers. For more information, visit the Atlas Logistics Website.
About Atlas® Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines, Inc., a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., an Evansville, Indiana-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 800 people throughout North America. Nearly 350 Atlas interstate moving Agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services, and in the specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures, and furniture. For more information, visit the Atlas Van Lines Website.