Mario Martinez Named U-Haul District 12 Area District Vice President

Jan 15, 2010, 12:54 ET from U-Haul

PHOENIX, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul recently announced the promotion of Mario Martinez to District 12 area district vice president (ADVP). Martinez brings his proven leadership skills and management experience to his new position, where he will be responsible for overseeing U-Haul operations in Florida.

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"Mario has a proven track record of more than 20 years in moving the company forward and serving our customers," stated Executive Vice President (EVP) Ron Frank. "He is one of our hard-hitters on programs and procedures, and is a good communicator.  I expect continued success in his district and I look forward to working with him."

Martinez began his U-Haul career in March 1988 as a sales and service representative for the Hialeah U-Haul Center. Martinez remained at the Hialeah U-Haul Center for 10 years, also holding the positions of teleseller, customer service representative (CSR) and general manager (GM).  In March 1998, Martinez transferred to UHC of Miami (Co. 787) as senior manager and shortly thereafter was promoted to traffic control manager (TCM). In April 2001, Martinez was promoted to shop manager for the Hialeah Shop, a position he held for almost a year before transferring back to UHC of Miami as senior manager. In June 2002, Martinez was promoted to president of UHC of Miami, the position he held for seven years. Today, ADVP Martinez will oversee U-Haul operations for District 12.

With 22 years of experience and having held various positions, Martinez has acquired extensive knowledge of the U-Haul organization. This experience, coupled with working alongside knowledgeable team members over the years, certainly will help Martinez succeed in his new role as District 12 ADVP.

"I'm looking forward to overcoming all of the challenges that my new position will bring," stated Martinez. "With this great team of veteran individuals, I look forward to working with each and every one, learning from them while at the same time sharing my knowledge in order to make District 12 the best district in the System."

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 www.uhaul.com/sustainability.

Contact:

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Ashleigh Wagner

U-Haul Public Relations

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