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June 2, 2008

(Aurora, CO)  Graebel Movers International, Inc. added three respected international relocation people to its staff   Don Rankin, Myrla J. Lance, and Craig Chapman.  Jim Petzel, Managing Director of Graebel Movers International, stated, “Combined, their experience spans more than sixty years in our industry.  Individually, each possesses a strong background and each is a leader, and each is already complimenting our company’s strategic mission, our management team, and our employees’ powerful international backgrounds.  Our team looks forward to continuing to exceed customers’ expectations with the addition of these three insightful, creative and strategic leaders. “


Donald Rankin, Vice President of Business Development, is now responsible for securing new business in the company’s Northeastern region extending from New York to Washington, D.C.  Since 2006, Rankin was Graebel Northeastern Movers, Inc. General Manager, making his uniquely familiar with Graebel and its clientele.  A high-profile industry leader, Rankin began his relocation career as an Account Executive with the respected London-based Michael Gerson, LTD.  He would later accept The MI Group’s, Manager of Corporate Sales role in Toronto, Canada, and was promoted rapidly to its Vice President of business development for the U.S. Midwestern area.  Throughout his career, Rankin has been honored with numerous sales awards and recognitions.  Rankin is based in the New York tri-state area. 


Twenty-two year veteran of SIRVA, Inc. and its Allied International, Inc. business group’s account management and client relations teams, Myrla J. Lance, joined Graebel Movers International, Inc., as its Vice President Customer Care.  Lance’s background is extensive, and strategic.  She has engaged in virtually in all international facets of relocation from creating a Euro-directed business center; management of international transport and relocation programs to sourcing and negotiation of global supplier management programs.  Because of her leadership skills, Graebel tapped Lance to lead mission critical initiatives, and is today directing the Graebel 24/7 WorldWatch® department.  Lance is relocating from Illinois to the Graebel World Headquarters in Colorado. 


Craig Chapman GMS, accepted the newly created position, Vice President of International Sales.  With 19 years international moving industry experience, Chapman is tasked with leading the Graebel international corporate and private consumer business development initiatives.  Previously, Chapman successfully held key SIRVA positions including Regional Vice President Account Management, and was a Partner Director.  He was also formerly with Mayflower and UniGroup Worldwide, where he held management positions in their international business divisions.  Chapman lives and will office in Indianapolis, Indiana from there he will travel extensively.


About Graebel Companies, Inc.


Graebel is a global relocation company that provides full relocation management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, international freight forwarding, move management and commercial workplace services. Integrated relocation 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 Graebel Companies, Inc. World Headquarters is located in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1950, Graebel is a privately-owned, wholly-owned relocation company with proprietary technology, processes and employs an extensively background checked and trained workforce.