DALLAS, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of logistics and transportation veteran Terry Carter as the company's Chief Executive Officer. He heads a new executive team comprised of business leaders with proven C-Level experience, including Chief Operating Officer Richard Dwyer, Chief Financial Officer David Allen and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jack Donnell. Earlier this year, the Peterson family acquired Graebel Van Lines and Graebel Moving and Storage from the Graebel Companies, Inc., and branded it under the new name of Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions.
The Graebel name was first established by moving industry icon David Graebel in 1950. "Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions sustains the reputation for reliability and quality built during the last six decades. We feel entrusted with this heritage," says company chairwoman Vauna Peterson. "We are confident that Terry Carter and our new executive team will continue to build the company's legacy of trust and quality by focusing on technology and attention to detail in workplace solutions and corporate and residential moving."
Carter is a proven executive leader, having successfully managed operations, commercial sales and shared service functions across various business units and industry verticals. With his dedication to collaboration and innovation, Carter's role as President and Chief Executive Officer at Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions takes full advantage of his ability to drive extraordinary results and sustainable improvements in competitive environments across North America. Carter brings broad experience in the transportation industry and his experience in the logistics and transportation space includes leading DHL's US operations for five years and serving for more than twenty years at FedEx in several senior leadership roles.
Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions is a fully integrated company that is responsible for all aspects of the moving process and workplace solutions, and it owns one of the nation's largest networks. "We share a consistent vision across our entire network and among our partners, which is key to providing the exceptional service and results that is well-known both in our industry and among our clients," says Carter. "We recognize the enormous contribution that all of our employees make every day providing our customers a moving experience built on quality, consistency, trust and technology."
Carter is joined on the executive leadership team by Chief Operating Officer Richard Dwyer, who has more than thirty years of experience in managing growth and change as a transformation executive, including as a Partner/Director at the leading consulting firms of Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dwyer has experience covering a broad range of successful projects that encompassed turnarounds, process improvement, automation strategy, systems implementation, financial effectiveness and business transformation.
Also joining the executive team is Chief Financial Officer David Allen, a driver of positive change who recently held the role of President and CEO of Snelling Services, LLC, a provider of talent management solutions. Allen is known for streamlining operations and reducing costs while improving performance at growth-oriented multi-unit, multi-national and franchised organizations, including in his role as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Telvista, Inc., a business process outsourcer and during his 13-year tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Jack Donnell assumes the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, bringing a successful track record of building and transforming world-class companies including Brink's and UPS. With more than 25 years of experience in marketing and sales, Donnell has developed best-in-class, global organizations while consistently driving revenue and profitable growth. He is a proven transformational thought leader who brings executive-level experience by leveraging technology and optimizing processes that result in a superior customer experience. By focusing on customers and employees, Donnell accelerates transformation that exceeds business objectives while consistently growing market share, driving revenue and increasing profit.
About Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions
Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions is a leader in both corporate relocation moving services and comprehensive workplace solutions. Headquartered in Dallas, the newly re-launched company is built on the legacy the Graebel family began in 1950, and fueled by its recent acquisition from successful moving industry experts Vauna and Robert Peterson.
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