Jerry Lunn Named President of U-Haul Company of North Houston

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of North Houston (Co. 745) today announced the promotion of Jerry Lunn to president. Lunn brings more than 10 years of U-Haul experience to his new position, where he will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the company, including truck, trailer and storage rentals.

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Lunn began his U-Haul career in December 1981 as a shop helper for South Houston RERS (Shop 192) in Houston, Texas. In February 1984, Lunn became a mechanic and shortly thereafter (in November) was promoted to the shop's parts coordinator. Lunn left the Company in September 1987 but returned in December 2005 as field relief manager (FRM) for U-Haul Company of South Houston (Co. 746). Lunn worked for a time as general manager (GM) at Sugarland Airport Area U-Haul Moving and Storage Center (746-028) before transferring back to FRM for Co. 746, the position he held before being promoted to marketing company president (MCP) of Co. 745. Today, Lunn will oversee all operations of U-Haul Company of North Houston, including truck, trailer and storage rentals. Lunn's proven leadership skills certainly will drive his team to success.

"Jerry is an eager-to-learn, hardworking team member and I am looking forward to seeing what he will do with his knowledge and determination while leading this company," exclaimed Area District Vice President (ADVP) Gary Bouillion. "I'm very proud of what Jerry has accomplished and I look forward to working with him."

While in charge of U-Haul operations for North Houston, Lunn will strive to provide a level of service that U-Haul customers expect and deserve. Lunn plans on working directly with team members from the field, marketing company and U-Haul International to improve all levels of his operation in support of the U-Haul Primary Service Objective. Building on strength, Lunn also will encourage his team members to take advantage of U-Haul University, and believes that increasing know-how will help everyone prosper. In assuming his role as president, Lunn is most excited about having the opportunity to work with his new team to execute U-Haul time-proven programs, policies and procedures to create excellent customer service, which will enable his team to surpass their goals. Lunn plans to keep the "P.A.C.E.": positive attitudes change everything, in order to provide a better and better product and service to more and more people at a lower and lower cost.

"I am truly excited to work with team members from U-Haul Company of North Houston," Lunn stated. "I will have a greater opportunity in my leadership role as MCP to guide and develop my team."

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,090 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation's largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.

U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving-box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material, and packing peanuts that are 100 percent biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

Contact:

Joanne Fried

Ashleigh Wagner

U-Haul Public Relations

publicrelations@uhaul.com

602-263-6194



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