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Two promotions at Graebel

Aug 31, 2012
Andy Kester has been appointed Senior Vice President for Graebel Van Lines, Inc. Tim Lehnerz CRP, GMS has been named Senior Vice President, General Manager at Move Management, Inc.

In making the announcement Craig Broback, president of the Continental Moving Services Group at the Graebel Companies, Inc. said: “Every Graebel client whether a national account or residential customer has experienced the go above and beyond, behind-the-scenes efforts from Tim Lehnerz and Andy Kester. Combined they have 44 years moving industry experience.”

Andy joined the company in 1991 as an after-hours household goods coordinator. “Within one year he was promoted to dispatch coordinator and was among the first to participate in the company’s management trainee program,” said Craig. “His drive to grow with the company led to short-haul dispatcher, regional operations manager then central dispatch manager.  As our special project manager, he is credited for the seamless relocation of our van lines’ central dispatch operations from Wisconsin to the Graebel Companies’ World Headquarters’ campus in Denver, Colorado. Since 2004, Andy has been our vice president of carrier operations for our van line.”

Tim joined the company in 1989. Craig explained that he routinely accepted new challenges such as manager of special projects and has travelled overseas to countries like Tanzania and Rwanda to conduct in-person onsite training. “Among positions that he has held are Graebel Van Lines’ central fleet manager and transportation economics director at Graebel Companies. In 2003, he was appointed to director of Move Management, Inc.; and, most recently has been its general manager and vice president.”

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