Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of talent and workplace mobility solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 firms, has established London as its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters, affirming its current and growing presence in the region for the past decade.
Salvatore (Tori) Ferrante, from Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage in California became the president of OMNI at the network’s annual conference in Palm Beach in March. Tori joined the OMNI board in 2015 and now takes over from Keith Meader who steps down after a two-year term in the role.
OMNI is a global organisation of market leading moving and relocation companies that combine to present a unified network serving the corporate mobility market. The network includes 160 locations in 57 countries. Speaking of the unique value of the OMNI network Tori said that from the outside it’s really hard to understand the power of the owners and CEOs of the industry’s top companies getting together to learn from each other and share ideas. “We are not speed dating,” he said. “We are getting to know each other and sharing things at a personal level in environments that are hard to reproduce. It happens over time. You can’t rush it. It’s priceless!”
On a more operational level Tori said that OMNI frequently appears on RFPs (Requests for Proposal) for corporate contracts because companies want to know about affiliations. This was likely to increase now that it has become compulsory for all OMNI members to use the Dow Jones Risk and Compliance system to provide confidence of compliance for its members’ corporate customers. “We see this as an essential service to our customers and are very proud that OMNI has become the first global network in the world to take compliance seriously in this way.”
Tori said that there was a long list of companies that wanted to join OMNI however the strict focus on quality and market leadership would not be compromised. “OMNI is the most focussed, most vetted, highest quality organisation in the industry,” said Tori. “We want to grow our network, but we won’t give up the standard of market leader. New members must make our organisation stronger and bring new corporate business to the network.”
Graebel Movers International has won the Platinum award for the most tonnage shipped through the OMNI network during 2017. The US relocation management company has been the leading shipper in OMNI for many years outstripping all other member companies by a significant margin.
CIO from IDG today announces The Suddath Companies as a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100 Awards for its leadership in industry innovation. The prestigious annual award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence, and celebrate the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value.
Copenhagen based Aspire Mobility Group is pleased to welcome Sara Lyrum Kronkjaer back into the leadership team of the Group after a five years interim period with a local competitor.
In her new position as Director, Group International Pricing, Sara will assume the leadership for the further development and consolidation of the Group’s worldwide moving and relocation pricing policies, cost control functions and global supplier partnership programs.
“With her extensive international network in the global moving and relocation industry, we are pleased to have Sara back in our leadership team” says Gunnar Moeskjaer, Aspire Mobility Group Director. “Sara’s wealth of experience and proven expertise will further strengthen our organization as we accelerate our moving and relocation management services for clients in our Danish and Swedish home markets”. Sara may be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of their efforts of continuing to add value to their customers and trading partners, Canal Movers & Logistics Corp., has obtained the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification, becoming the first international moving company in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve this.
AEO is a global accreditation program from the World Customs Organization thru the National Customs Authorities to facilitate trade, improve safety and security, and standardized the application of customs controls. This validates the safety of the supply chain process and compliance of customs procedures; allowing priority treatment, fewer delayed shipments, lower inspections, among other benefits.
This new accomplishment adds to Canal Movers & Logistics Corp. current certifications as ISO 9001-2015, FAIM Plus, LACMA Certified Packers, and Business Alliance for Secured Commerce (BASC). This guarantees to our customers that our operations are performed following global security policies.
“Canal Movers & Logistics Corp. commits to keep improving the quality of our services”, as indicated by Walter M. Laffitte, President & CEO.
TheMIGroup’s humble beginnings date back to the late 1970’s, back when the concept of “globalization”
was just starting to ripple through the international business community. Company founder, Bryan Bennett saw the opportunity in this shifting climate, and set out to start his own specialist international household goods moving company.
Larry Matthews, CRP, has joined Aires as a Global Account Manager based in the Gulf Coast Regional Office
Aires is pleased to announce that Larry Matthews, CRP, has joined the company as a Global Account Manager based in the Gulf Coast Regional Office. In his role, Larry will be responsible for developing Aires’ regional sales and finding solutions to meet client needs through collaboration, partnership, and understanding their culture.
The annual OMNI conference took place in Palm Beach, Florida from 19-22 March 2018. The OMNI conference is open to all OMNI members and provides a forum for the owners and CEOs of the world’s leading mobility companies to share experiences and learn from each other.
OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) held its annual conference this week at the Four Seasons Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida from the 19th through the 22nd. OMNI invited Parsifal CEO, Mark Olsen, to an informative interview session as a pioneer and market leader in relocation technology and audits. Interviewer Nigel Saunders (Nuss Relocations) provided Mr. Olsen with a wide range of questions to learn more about Parsifal, its services and most current technologies to explore how OMNI members can operate to facilitate their processes more efficiently.
Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of workforce and workplace mobility solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 firms, has expanded with a new regional operations center in Phoenix. The office, which has been serving national and multinational clients for several months, is a full-service center, including operations, supplier development and corporate training.
OMNI takes risk and compliance seriously by making Dow Jones vetting compulsory throughout its network
OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has become the first mobility commercial network in the world to have 100% of its members, and their supply chains, vetted for risk and compliance through a third party. This provides all OMNI members’ clients – corporate, Relocation Management Companies (RMC), trade and private – with the best possible assurance that the entire OMNI network is free from compliance concerns.
Aires is pleased to announce that Fiona Williams, GMS, has joined the company as Director, Strategic Solutions for the EMEA and APAC regions. In her role, Fiona will be responsible for growing Aires’ regional sales and account management initiatives.
Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of workforce and workplace mobility solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 firms and the largest family-owned, privately held relocation company in the world, recently announced that David (Dave) W. Graebel, 88, has been named Chairman Emeritus. He had served as Chairman of the board of directors since founding the company in 1950. Dave is being succeeded as Chairman of the board of directors by his son, William (Bill) Graebel, 56, SGMS, who continues to hold the position of Chief Executive Officer, a role he has held since 2007.
Suddath®, a leading global provider of international moving services, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., announced today that its international division has successfully certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 standards.
Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage announced today that Tina Borba has been promoted to the position of Vice President of International Services effective immediately.
“Tina truly embodies what it means to be a leader within our Crown-Armstrong family,” said Tori Ferrante, Crown’s President and CEO. “Over the years, she has created genuine and lasting relationships with our overseas agents and valued customers. It has been rewarding for me to watch her grow and develop the skills that make her such an effective leader today.”