Monday, April 06 2009
Evansville-based Atlas World Group has named Glen Dunkerson as its new chairman and chief executive officer. He succeeds Jim Stamm, who retired this month. Dunkerson previously served as the company's vice chairman and chief operating officer and also led Atlas Van Lines. In addition, the company has named Greg Hoover as president and chief operating officer. Hoover has served in several executive positions within the company and its subsidiaries, including chief marketing officer of Atlas World Group and president and chief operating officer of Atlas Van Lines.
Evansville, Ind. -- Glen Dunkerson and Greg Hoover have assumed new leadership roles at Atlas World Group, Dunkerson as chairman and chief executive officer, and Greg Hoover as president and chief operating officer. This change follows the retirement this month of former chairman Jim Stamm.
"Jim's leadership is a hard act to follow," said board member and Atlas agent John Westerberg, chairman and CEO of Nelson Westerberg. "But we know the company is in good hands."
Don Hill, a board member who is president of Atlas agent, Alexander's Mobility Services, agreed. "Glen and Greg have a combined total of 55 years in the household goods relocation and transportation industry," said Hill. "Glen's strengths on the operational side are a good match with Greg's expertise in sales. Together, they make an unbeatable team."
As chairman, Dunkerson manages all aspects of Atlas World Group and its subsidiaries, and he leads the Atlas World Group Board of Directors. Prior to assuming the role of chairman, Dunkerson was vice chairman and COO of Atlas World Group, following a stint as president and COO of Atlas Van Lines. During his career at Atlas, Dunkerson has demonstrated a special commitment to establishing key Atlas quality initiatives, including the World Class Commitment to Quality, the Milton M. Hill Quality Award, and Atlas Van Line's ISO 9001:2000 certification. Dunkerson has also served Atlas as senior vice president and general manager of operations for Atlas' Specialized Transportation Group; vice president of claims administration; and assistant vice president of Atlas' Relocation Services Group. He got his start with Atlas in 1978 as a dispatcher.
Before joining Atlas, Dunkerson--a native of Evansville, Ind.--pursued a degree in law enforcement at Eastern Kentucky University and worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Mayfield Kentucky Police Department.
In Hoover's new role, he oversees all facets of Atlas World Group's largest company (Atlas Van Lines), including both the Relocation Services Group and the Specialized Transportation Group operations; agency development and recruiting; sales development; and the administrative services group. Hoover is also responsible for strategic planning initiatives at all of the Atlas World Group companies, works closely with Dunkerson and the Atlas board of directors on special projects as assigned, and serves as an ex officio member of the Atlas World Group board. Prior to assuming his new duties, Hoover helped create an Atlas subsidiary, Avail Resource Management, and was named its president. He has also served as president and COO of Atlas Van Lines; chief marketing officer of Atlas World Group; and senior vice president, sales development. Hoover joined Atlas Van Lines in 1999 as vice president of sales for Atlas' Relocation Services Group.
Prior to joining Atlas, Hoover was president and COO of ABC Moving & Storage, an Atlas agent based in St. Louis, Mo. Born and raised in Mentone, Ind., Hoover graduated from Huntington University.
Atlas World Group is an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted revenues of $908 million in 2008. Atlas World Group companies employ more than 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate employee relocation and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art and new fixtures and furniture. Visit www.atlasworldgroup.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.
Source: Inside INdiana Business Atlas World Group