Michael Petersen joins JK Moving Services as Vice President and General Manager of Household Goods Division
Sterling, VA—May 19, 2011—JK Moving Services, a full-service moving company founded in 1981 and specializing in residential, commercial and international moving and storage, is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Petersen as the Vice President and General Manager of its Household Goods Division. As the new GM, Mr. Petersen will lead the company’s Residential Division during a time when the company is in an aggressive growth mode.
“Mike is joining us at a pivotal time as the company enters the most aggressive growth phase in its 30-year history,” said Charles Kuhn, Founder, President and CEO, JK Moving Services. “I wanted to bring someone in to focus solely on this division and Mike is a perfect fit. He has tremendous expertise in the industry, having worked with some of the largest names in the business.”
Specifically, the company recently announced a planned 100,000 square foot expansion to its already extensive Loudoun County campus, encompassing 400,000 square feet across four buildings. In addition, it will be adding 130 new employees to its current base of 550.
Mr. Petersen will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Residential Division. Leading the operations, accounting, administrative, and sales teams, he will assume full accountability for the division’s success and management. He will oversee a variety of lines of business including government, international, move management, and residential moving and storage.
Mr. Petersen brings a proven track record of increasing revenue and profits in the transportation and relocation industries. He has extensive sales management experience through direct sales and agent networks that sell services to the residential market and to corporate and government accounts. In Mr. Petersen’s previous position as President and CEO of Bekins Van Lines, he successfully recapitalized the company. Prior to Bekins, he was Vice President of Operations for New World Van Lines, as well as Vice President/General Manager of the Household Goods Division at Allied Van Lines.
ABOUT JK MOVING & STORAGE
For over 30 years, JK Moving Services (JKmoving.com) has provided local, long distance, and international relocation services to a variety of commercial, residential, and government clients. Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, the company maintains a full-time, professionally trained staff of relocation and move management experts committed to providing the highest level of customer care.
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