(Aurora, COLO) – In a companywide announcement, Greg Cutlip, president of Graebel Movers, Inc. has appointed George Bates to the newly created position of senior vice president of business development. In this role, Bates will lead the Graebel U.S.-based corporate sales team that is responsible for developing new national account household goods moving and storage clientele. Previously, Bates was vice president and the western regional sales leader for Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc.
Cutlip stated, “I am very pleased that George Bates has accepted this promotion. He is a major force on the west coast and he brings enthusiasm and strong sales acumen to the Graebel Movers’ national account team that will report to him immediately. I am confident that everyone will greatly benefit from George’s experience and passion to succeed. “
“For more than nine consecutive months, Graebel has experienced double-digit organic growth among its six divisions. In 2010, more than eighty new large-volume clients signed multi-year full-service contracts with Graebel and a banner year is in the works. With George leading on our national account household goods business, we believe that an even higher, new growth record will be set at year-end.”
Bates has assisted Fortune 1000 companies develop global mobility programs that have been proven successful in the measurement and management of outsourced services. In the relocation industry for more than a decade, his clients’ programs have realized millions of dollars in cost savings and policy enhancements. In addition to his proficiency in base-lining and forecasting home sale and purchase programs and their related tax consequences, organizations have benefited from Bates’ cost-effective solutions for household goods moving and storage. A Detroit, Michigan native he has relocated six times in the past seventeen years, making Bates uniquely acquainted with the challenges and stress of relocation and he brings this insight when helping clients develop their mobility policies and benchmarks.
A sought-after speaker for regional and national relocation and moving conferences, Bates was instrumental in developing the Graebel annual relocation policy summit and is a frequent moderator at the Graebel regional round tables since 2007.
About Graebel Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Graebel is a relocation and moving company that provides worldwide relocation and move management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, and commercial office moving and workplace services. Divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries, and its centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Graebel is a privately-held company that boasts a strong balance sheet, proprietary technology for business intelligence reporting and employs an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100. For two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011 Graebel has been ranked the number one relocation company in the ‘HRO Today’ Baker’s Dozen. Among its multiple industry-first innovations is the launch of the moving industry’s first relocation and move managements apps. To learn more visit: www.graebel.com
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