(Aurora, COLO) - In a companywide announcement the Graebel Companies, Inc., chief executive officer, Bill Graebel SGMS has appointed Ron Dunlap to chief information officer. This appointment has followed the retirement of Graebel chief information officer, Don Tarkenton, who had led the Company’s technological architecture and security functions for more than a decade. Dunlap has held senior executive positions since joining Graebel in early 2009. He will report to Bill Graebel, chief executive officer.
Bill Graebel stated, “During the last three years, Ron has demonstrated a unique leadership capacity and overarching technical skills that have greatly benefited our Company and clients. Together with our board of directors, we are confident that Ron is highly qualified and will effectively lead our technological efforts that include our certified secure networks, robust operating systems, and the integrated applications in our global organization. We have tasked Ron to assert his futuristic viewpoint so that Graebel will continue to leverage best practices and deploy new technologies that will deliver ongoing efficiencies and competitive advantages in security and real-time business intelligence for our Company and for our Fortune 500 clients’ rapidly evolving set of requirements and needs worldwide.”
Dunlap has held ever-more demanding executive roles since he joined Graebel in 2009. Most recently, Dunlap was the senior vice president of operational excellence and customer experience. Concurrently, he formed and led the Company’s project management office that is responsible for the systematic and cost-effective delivery of IT applications. Dunlap is recognized for the development and successful deployment of the mobility industry’s first apps, the Graebel Relocation app and the Move Management app in 2010. During the last 24-months, Dunlap has overseen the ongoing enhancements for both apps along with the creation of the Company’s latest client and transferees’ online portals. With nearly a decade of global mobility experience and oversight of diverse functional areas that ranged from IT, relocation operations and supply chain management Graebel first tapped Dunlap to be its first vice president of strategic sourcing.
After his four-year commitment with the U.S. Air Force, Dunlap earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wichita State University; and, a Master and Doctorate in Experimental Psychology and Statistics from Texas Tech University. Following graduation, he returned to government service as a research scientist for the Department of Defense. Before joining Graebel, Dunlap held management roles at Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and at the Phoenix, Arizona-located company, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, a firm that was recently acquired by Brookfield Global Relocation Services, a firm that is headquartered in Canada.
About Graebel Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Graebel provides worldwide relocation and move management services, U.S. and international household goods moving and storage services, cargo freight forwarding and commercial office moving and workplace services. On-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries for the Fortune 500 and global 100. The world headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and Graebel centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. The Graebel Companies, Inc., divisions include: Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The privately-held company boasts a strong balance sheet, an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce, and a business intelligence reporting and management system that include portals and apps. Graebel has been ranked the #1 company in the ‘HRO Today’ Relocation Baker’s Dozen list in 2010 and 2011. To learn more visit: www.graebel.com.
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