First woman elected as Director of United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd.

Jul 24, 2012, 08:00 ET from United Van Lines Canada Ltd.

Mrs. Valerie Dussault created history by being elected as the first woman to the Board of Directors

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 24, 2012 /CNW/ - In a male-dominated moving industry, history was created on April 18, 2012 at the Annual General Meeting of United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. in Naples, Florida by shareholders electing the first woman to the Board of Directors.

Valerie Dussault is President of Demenagement Ste-Foy Moving Inc., a family-owned and operated business in Quebec City, Quebec and a Member of United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. since 1970. Valerie has a long history in Demenagement Ste-Foy Moving Inc.  and works closely with the family in all aspects of the business.  The Dussault family name is a well-known and integral part of the moving industry in Quebec.

"It is an honour and a privilege to be elected by fellow shareholders.  I look forward to making a contribution to the Board on behalf of the strong moving companies in the United Van Lines network," said Valerie Dussault.

Louis Dussault, Valerie's father, expressed "I am very proud of my daughter's accomplishment and I feel so fortunate to be able to work with her every day."

Valerie has been elected for a two-year term to the Board where she will have an active role in Board Committee work, decision-making processes and developing policy representing the best interest for all Members across Canada.

"I am delighted that Valerie has been elected to the Board of Directors of United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd.  Her fresh perspective and outlook will bring a new dynamic to the Board," said Anne Martin, the first and only female President of a major van line in Canada.

About United Van Lines:  United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. operates both the United Van Lines and Mayflower Canada brands in Canada.  A van line offering local and long distance moving, innovative container moving, economical do-it-yourself moving, cross-border and overseas moving services within Canada, the United States and globally.  United Van Lines was recognized as a winner of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program in 2009 and requalified in 2010 and 2011 to maintain their status as a Best Managed company for a third year in a row. 

SOURCE United Van Lines Canada Ltd.

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