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KESTER APPOINTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT GRAEBEL VAN LINES, INC. AND LEHNERZ NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT MOVE MANAGEMENT, INC.

 
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June 13, 2012

(Aurora, COLO) – Today, Craig Broback, president of the Continental Moving Services Group at the Graebel Companies, Inc. has promoted two moving industry veterans to senior vice president positions.  Andy Kester has been appointed senior vice president for Graebel Van Lines, Inc.  Tim Lehnerz CRP, GMS has been named senior vice president, general manager at Move Management, Inc.

 “Literally every Graebel client whether a national account or residential customer has experienced the go above and beyond behind-the-scenes efforts from Tim Lehnerz and Andy Kester. Combined they have 44 years moving industry experience.  Each epitomizes our organization’s 62-year culture of Commitments Made. Commitments Kept.®”, according to Broback.

Broback continued, “In 1991, Graebel Van Lines was based in Wausau, WI. when Andy joined as an after-hours household goods coordinator. Within one year he was promoted to dispatch coordinator and was among the first to participate in the Company’s management trainee program. His drive to grow with the Company led to short-haul dispatcher, regional operations manager then central dispatch manager.  As our special project manager, he is credited for the seamless relocation of our van lines’ central dispatch operations from Wisconsin to the Graebel Companies’ World Headquarters’ campus in Denver, Colorado. Since 2004, Andy has been our vice president of carrier operations for our van line.”

Kester is an Eagle Scout.  He is an active member of the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council and is a Cub Master for Pack 369 in Parker, Colorado. 

“Tim’s exceptional customer-first manner has always been evident since his first job in customer service at one of our nationwide moving centers in 1989. Tim has routinely accepted new challenges such as manager of special projects and has travelled overseas to countries like Tanzania and Rwanda to conduct in-person onsite training. Among positions that he has held are Graebel Van Lines’ central fleet manager and transportation economics director at Graebel Companies. In 2003, he was appointed to director of Move Management, Inc.; and, most recently has been its general manager and vice president.”

“Tim and his Move Management team have been instrumental in the unbiased administration of our global supply chain that performs moving services for clients that include marquee, high-volume companies in the Fortune 100 and government agencies. Our clients resoundingly praised their efforts with year-over-year double-digit growth for the last several years,” concluded Broback.

Lehnerz has earned both Worldwide Employee Relocation Council® (WERC) certifications: Certification Relocation Professional® (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist® (GMS). He is acknowledged for his contributions to the WERC re-write of its ‘Guide for Managing the Mobile Workforce’ in 2009. Lehnerz is a sought after speaker at national and regional relocation industry events and is presently serving on the Rocky Mountain Relocation Council Scholarship committee. 

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, commercial cargo freight forwarding and 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 Americas, and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Graebel Companies, Inc., 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 privately-held company boasts a strong balance sheet, an extensively background-checked and trained employee and driver workforce, and a globally-based business intelligence reporting management system. Among its 62-years of its industry-leading firsts the Company was introduced client portals in 2003, and apps several years ago. Graebel has dominated the Relocation Baker’s Dozen since 2009, the International Platinum award 19 consecutive years and was the National Defense Transportation Association Quality award winner in 2011. To learn more visit: www.graebel.com.  

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