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Keith Michelsen Joins Graebel Relocation as Director of Business Development

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May 25, 2010


(Aurora, COLO) – This week, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., welcomed Keith Michelsen to its Eastern regional national account business development team.  Reporting to Kathy Hedley, regional vice president sales leader at Graebel, Keith Michelsen is an accomplished thirteen-year relocation industry sales and account management veteran. 


With AIRes (American International Relocation Solutions) for the last seven years, Michelsen was its account manager for the Gulf Coast region including Houston, Texas and the United Kingdom markets.  There, he was responsible for sourcing and closing new business along with account management in global relocation services; and in 2009, produced in excess of $41 million in revenue.


From late 2001 to April 2003 Michelsen was the corporate services manager at Crown Worldwide Group and generated $36 million in revenue among globally active clientele in the Southeastern U.S.   


Previously, Michelsen served as property specialist then senior relocation manager at the Southeast regional office of Prudential Relocation and was a Listing and Buyers’ Agent at that company’s Dunwoody, Georgia office. 


Today, Michelsen serves on the board of the Southern Regional Relocation Council and is a committee member on the Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC).  Since 2002, he has also been an active member of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC).  He has held a state of Georgia Real Estate Brokers’ License since 1997.  


According to Graebel vice president and sales leader Kathy Hedley, “Michelsen is the consummate relocation business development person.  Keith has an exceptional background in global relocation sales and is a proven leader in identifying and finding solutions for corporate clients’ fully outsourced global third party programs and moving services. These traits are unequivocally demonstrated by his successful year-after-year double-digit sales growth and his multi-million dollar book of business. His first assignment will be expansion of the Graebel national account market share in full-service relocation and move management services for Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide.”


Michelsen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine.  He also holds P-12 teaching certifications from the states of Main and Georgia. 


About Graebel Companies, Inc.


Graebel is a global relocation company that provides worldwide relocation management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, move management 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 located in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries, and its centers are located throughout the U.S., Canada, and in Prague, the Czech Republic and Singapore.  Graebel is a wholly owned, privately-held company boasting a strong balance sheet, proprietary technology and processes, and employs an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100.  2010 marks Graebel’s 60th anniversary in the relocation and moving industry.   To learn more visit: