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CARTUS SURVEY SHOWS KEY WORRIES FOR MOBILITY MANAGERS

2014 survey from Cartus shows that the top issues for mobility managers are: controlling costs, housing, and compliance.   Full story here  

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JOSE MARRERO, FROM SUDDATH, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF PAIMA

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Jose Marrero, Operations Manager for Suddath locations in London, New Jersey and Connecticut, has been elected president of The Pan American International Movers Association (PAIMA), an association representing member companies in over 45 countries around the world dedicated to improving the international moving industry.  Marrero, who has held several leadership positions in the organisation over the past six years, was elected by his fellow members for a two-year term which will run until October 2016.    Marrero began his career with Suddath in 2003 working his way up from a college intern to operations director in three locations across the globe. “Suddath recognises the importance of building strong relationships with international partners,” said Steve Crooks, President of Suddath International.  “That is why we have supported Jose’s involvement in PAIMA from the beginning.  This organisation establishes a benchmark for quality and services...

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SUDDATH PROVIDES HANDSON HELP

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Suddath has announced its sponsorship of a “Visit from St. Nicholas” on behalf of HandsOn Jacksonville. Suddath's involvement included sponsorship of a full grade level, or about 100 children, providing hundreds of toys and books, a VIP table at the HandsOn Jacksonville Fifth Annual Holiday Benefit, and event volunteers.  The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 15 and will be repeated on Friday, Dec. 5. The program is expected to serve 7,000 children in three counties this year alone. To prepare for the Dec. 5 event, Suddath volunteers joined forces with many other local organisations to help assemble and deliver the backpacks. “The ability to do this type of volunteer work, especially at this time of year, has a positive impact,” said Melinda Byrnes, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Development, “not only on the children receiving these gifts but also on Suddath and our employees. To be able to give back through an organisation such...

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JOHN MASON RAISES FUNDS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

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John Mason staff held a fundraising day for Children in Need this year at its head office on Friday 14th November 2014. This included a bake-off, won by Gill Allward with her Victoria Sponge; a soup kitchen; and a sponsored Pudsey onesie competition won by Finance Director, Ken Crane.  A total of £280 was raised for Children in Need.    Image attached:  (L-R), Gill Allward (Fundraising team member and Bake Off winner) and Ken Crane.   

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BETH PASIAK JOINS GRAEBEL

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Beth Pasiak has recently joined Graebel as its vice president of operations and will manage the company’s Atlanta, Georgia centre. Beth will report to Bill Nemer, Senior Vice President of Operations and will be responsible for domestic US relocation operations.   Beth has been in the global mobility industry for 25 years, 17 of which were with the East Coast-based third party company Weichert Relocation Resources, now Weichert Workforce Mobility. Since 2012, as its vice president of global client services, Beth was responsible for the US and global operations at the Cornerstone Relocation Group from New Jersey leading that organisation’s headquarters and service centre workforce in the US and EMEA region.   “I am very excited to have Beth join our leadership team here at Graebel Relocation,” said Bill.  “Her credentials, tenure in the global mobility industry and passion for servicing customers at the highest level make her a perfect fit for our organisation.”  

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GRAEBEL ADDS TO HAUL OF EMMAS FOR 2014

Graebel Relocation was awarded the Silver Expatriate Management & Mobility Award (EMMA) for the EMEA region at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) awards gala that took place on Friday, November 7 in London. This now makes five EMMAs in total for 2014:   •Americas’ Global Mobility Professional of the Year – Bill Graebel •Americas’ Highly Commended Relocation Management Company of the Year •First place Thought Leadership Research Study for the Year in the Americas for the Company’s 2014 Relocation Policy Summit Summary •APAC Silver International Moving Company of the Year •EMEA Silver International Moving Company of the Year   CEO, Bill Graebel SGMS accepted the award on the Company’s behalf and also presented the first place EMMA to AECOM – winner of the Graebel-sponsored category for Best Global Mobility Program in the Industrial and Energy sector in the region. Other finalists for this category were:...

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GRAEBEL AMONG THE TOP COMPANIES IN COLORADO

Graebel Relocation has ranked 11th among the leading 250 Top Private Companies as researched by the ColoradoBiz magazine, up one place on last year. The list, exclusive to companies that are headquartered in Colorado, was published in the latest issue of the ColoradoBiz. The Magazine ranks privately held companies according to their respective 2013 gross revenues and number of employees; and, a comparison of each company’s gross revenue variation from 2012 to 2013 is a contributing factor. The Company experienced a six-percent increase overall year over year. According to the publication, the firms in its Top 250 Private Companies list for 2014 experienced impressive growth due to their ongoing innovations, expansions in emerging markets, and for their focused leadership and good old-fashioned hard work. Chief Executive Officer, Bill Graebel commented, “We are honoured to make the Top 250 Private Companies list again. Although our world headquarters is located in Colorado,...

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KENT RELOCATION GROUP ENTERS TASMANIAN MARKET

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Australia’s Kent Relocation Group, has expanded into the Tasmanian market by acquiring Watkins Removals and Storage which it intends to redevelop and modernise as part of Kent’s highly successful national network.    The acquisition was announced jointly in Launceston on 20 October by Kent’s Executive Chairman, Graham Kent, and the Tasmanian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, MHA.    The family-owned company, which has its headquarters in Melbourne, is making a significant investment in revitalising Watkins, which had been under administration since August this year.     Kent is reorganising and streamlining the Tasmanian firm’s operations and modernising its service delivery and warehousing capabilities in both Launceston and Hobart.  The redeveloped business is now known as Watkins Kent Removals & Storage and has its headquarters in Launceston, Tasmania.   Executive Chairman, Graham Kent, described his firm’s acquisition...

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