George Bates Joins Graebel
Sales veteran to focus on West Coast regional sales
DENVER April 13, 2006 Graebel announced this week that George Bates
joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Bates will develop business opportunities for Graebel's relocation services with companies based in the Western United States.
Prior to joining Graebel, Bates spent more than three years at SIRVA, where he was Vice President of Sales. Bates entered the relocation industry with 10 years of sales experience in various other industries.
"George has a demonstrated talent for analyzing mobility programs and then helping clients create strategies that will add significant value," said Chris Kline, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Graebel. "Over the past 12 years, his clients have realized program enhancements that have generated millions of dollars in repeatable cost savings. We are very excited to have him on board."
Bates lives near Seattle with his family.
Graebel is a truly revolutionary relocation company. In 1950, Graebel began with a vision to consistently deliver stress-free relocation and workplace services to its customers. Today, our industry-unique, wholly owned and managed infrastructure allows us to deliver outstanding service while remaining 100% accountable for our customers' satisfaction.
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. These are provided through Graebel's privately owned and managed divisions: Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc.; Graebel Movers International, Inc.; Graebel Van Lines, Inc.; Graebel Movers, Inc.; Graebel Commercial Services, Inc.; and Move Management, Inc.
The company's World Headquarters are in Denver, Colorado. Graebel also operates 50 offices in major U.S. markets. The Graebel organization is the largest privately owned relocation employer, with over 1,500 employees.
More information about Graebel can be found on the company's Web site at http://www.graebel.com.