OMNI Spotlight on… M. Dyer Global

M. Dyer Global is OMNI’s Probationer in Hawaii. Steve Jordan interviewed Anthony Shipp, CEO and President to find out more about the company and the peculiarities of operating in the island state.

Anthony Shipp joined M. Dyer Global in Hawaii four years ago. He was new to the moving industry but benefitted from over 20 years working in third-party logistics and international freight forwarding.

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Paul John Evans Obituary – 13th May 1947 to 16th March 2021

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It is almost impossible to write a short summary of Paul’s life, he achieved so much and had relationships with so many. We will all have our own memories and stories of Paul; our memories will be unique – just as Paul was unique to this world.

Paul was born in Battersea on 13th May 1947 to Peter and Jean. He grew up with his sister Lynne and his brother Malcolm. It was not until much later in his life that he was absolutely elated to find his other siblings Jayne who was living in the USA and David living in Canada.

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De Haan Project Moves awarded Commercial Mover of the year 2021 by Recognized Project Movers

At the general meeting of the Recognized Project Movers, part of the industry association of the Dutch moving industry OEV, we were awarded today the title Recognized Project Mover of the Year 2021.

Recognized Project Movers are specialized in the implementation of large, complex and risky relocations of companies, offices and institutions. De Haan Project Movers received this prestigious award, because in the past 12 months they scored the highest marks on quality, craftsmanship, customer focus and flexibility in business relocations.

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Suddath Acquires Daryl Flood, Inc.

Suddath has announced that it has acquired Daryl Flood Inc. (DFI). The sale, which was effective March 31, 2021, includes all of DFI’s operating companies, including Daryl Flood Relocation Inc., Daryl Flood International Inc., Dependable Relocation Services Inc., Daryl Flood Workplace Services Inc., Daryl Flood Logistics Inc. and VERSA Relocation Inc.

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OMNI Spotlight On… Gerson Relocation

Steve Jordan speaks to Mark Costa-Rising, Group Sales and Marketing Director, AGM Group, about Gerson Relocation: a probationer member of OMNI and a company with a rich history.

It was back in 1961 that Michael Gerson founded his eponymous company. It grew quickly and developed a name and reputation that was synonymous with quality. In fact, during the 1980s, the company was so well known on the world stage that it was instantly recognisable just by its distinctive corporate shade of green: a trade advert, for example, simply needed a verdant splash somewhere on the page to be identified as representing this iconic brand.

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OMNI Spotlight on… Clover Group

Clover Group is the new Probationer member of OMNI in Venezuela.  Steve Jordan interviewed Holly Rincon about the company and the difficulties of doing business in a country suffering from political turmoil.

Clover Group was started back in 1964 by Luis Alfredo Rincon who soon became well known in the moving industry.  Although the company started in the removals business, it quickly expanded to include logistics services.  Today, moving represents only 10% of Clover’s business.

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Mario Martinez

The OMNI Board and office staff wish to express their sincerest condolences on the passing of Mario Martinez, President of Security International Moving in Peru, who passed away on the 4th of March. Mario was a much loved member of the association and will be deeply missed.

The moving industry mourns the loss of Paul Evans

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Gerson Relocation have, with a heavy heart, announced the sad passing of Chairman, Paul Evans.
Paul has been a friend, mentor, and true inspiration to many throughout his life.
Paul loved the moving industry and was driven by a passion for the business and the people
within.
We are sure you will all join the OMNI Board and office staff in sending condolences and most sincere best wishes to his daughters, India and Charlie, and the rest of his family.
If you would like to share condolences, fond memories and maybe a picture memory please
upload to https://rememberancebook.net/book/paul-john-evans/ and they will be shared with his
family and loved ones.

 

Luis Holst Echeverria leaves Mudanzas Mundiales Mobility

Mudanzas Mundiales have advised that Luis Holst Echeverría, Mobility Manager, is no longer working with them.

“During the 9 years that he worked in the company, he performed first as Quality Improvement Engineer,  before overseeing the pricing unit, until his final appointment as Mobility Manager.” said Carlos José Zuniga, President. 

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Barbara Overbay Promoted to the Role of Vice President of Operations with Aires

Aires is pleased to announce the promotion of Barbara Zuendt Overbay to the role of Vice President, Operations. In this new role, Barbara will have oversight of Aires’ Operations teams globally. She currently manages Aires’ Northeast Region teams; this promotion will increase her responsibility to include all U.S. offices as well as the company’s operations in the EMEA and APAC regions.

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Women in the Trucking Industry

Since its earliest days, the trucking industry has been dominated by men – viewed as the only ones suitable for the “rough and tough” lifestyle, lifting heavy loads and long hours on the road.

This stereotype is becoming a relic as a growing number of women work as professional truck drivers in the United States. In fact, one out of every 10 over-the-road drivers is a woman, according to the 2019 Freight Waves & Women in Trucking Association survey. The American Trucking Association says that over the past 10 years, the number of women truck drivers increased by 68%.

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OMNI Spotlight on… JK Moving Services

Steve Jordan interviews Chuck Kuhn, from JK Moving Services in Sterling, Virginia—near Dulles Airport, to learn about the company he started at just 16 years of age that is now the largest independent moving company in North America.

So, what were you doing when you were 16? Chuck Kuhn was starting a moving company.  I was intrigued to know why.

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OMNI Spotlight on… The Paxton Companies

Steve Jordan puts the spotlight on new OMNI Probationer member Paxton to learn more about the company’s long history in the international moving industry and why it joined the network.

When Fredrick D. Paxton founded a furniture moving business in Washington D.C. way back in 1901 using mules and donkeys as the motive power, he could have had little idea that 120 years later his burgeoning company would develop into the global moving and logistics specialist it is today.

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OMNI spotlight on… Freeline Movers

Freeline Movers – Leading the way in Pakistan

Freeline Movers is OMNI’s new Probationer in Pakistan. Here, Steve Jordan talks to the owner, Alamgir Shah, about Business development, since he started it in 1988.

It was April 10 1988, a memorable day in Pakistan’s history. Just before 10am, an army ammunition depot located in a densely-populated area between twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, exploded. For over an hour the cities were showered by rockets, artillery, mortar shells and grenades. A report in The New York Times following the day claimed that 75 people had lost their lives and a further 850 had been wounded. In practice, the casualty count was likely to have been much higher.

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OMNI Spotlight on— Vinelli & Scotto

Vinelli & Scotto in Italy joined OMNI as a Probationer in 2019.  Here, Steve Jordan talks to joint owner Renata Busettini about the company run by herself and her sister Laura, and it’s somewhat unusual history.

Vinelli & Scotto is an old company.  It was started in 1890 by Francesco Vinelli who soon joined forces with his cousin Scotto and the dynasty was begun.  But although successful, Vinelli & Scotto was not a dynastic organisation.  In fact, with each passing generation, the company was bought by a new owner who passed the company on through the female line.  In this way, Laura and Renata inherited the company from their father, Ottavio Busettini, who bought the company in 1984 having previously worked with Franzosini.  Ironically, as neither Renata nor Laura have children lined up to inherit the business, history is destined to repeat at some time in the future. The company has two locations: Milan and Turin.

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Bobby Bartle Promoted to the Role of General Counsel with Aires

Aires is pleased to announce the promotion of Bobby Bartle to the role of General Counsel. In this new role, he will lead the legal function at Aires by providing legal advice to the entire organization as well as key stakeholders and executives. Among other responsibilities, the position will focus on contract drafting and negotiation with outside parties, ensuring compliance with employment laws for staff, protecting Aires’ intellectual property interests, managing any potential litigation matters that arise, and monitoring government affairs and compliance issues impacting the company or the services it provides. 

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