National Van Lines Names Tim Helenthal as President and COO
Broadview, IL January 14, 2014 – National Van Lines CEO, Maureen Beal announced the selection of Tim Helenthal to serve as President and COO for the Broadview, Illinois-based relocation company. Effective February 1, 2013, Tim will begin a carefully planned 8-year path to become Maureen’s successor, eventually taking over in 2020 as Chairman and CEO of National Holding Company – parent to both National Van Lines and National Forwarding Company.
Tim’s career in the moving industry began in 1994 as a Manager of the Total Quality Assurance Program for National Forwarding, which manages National’s participation in the DoD Personal Property Program. In 2000 he was named Vice President of Agency Services. He currently serves as a member of the
Executive Committee for the Government Traffic Committee for the American Moving & Storage Association, was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Movers and is Chairman of the National Defense Transportation Association’s Household Goods Sub-Committee.
Tim has developed in-company programs to identify and select quality suppliers for household goods relocations, while monitoring trends within the DoD Personal Property Program, and interpreting and executing ever-changing government guidelines. He oversaw the development of National’s “PREVENT” quality control program which includes the Military Procedures Manual, a DOD specific training resource for all moving agents and drivers.
Tim attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL where he received a B.A. in Economics in 1990 and an M.A. in Economics in 1991. He and wife, Danielle, make their home in suburban Homer Glen, with their three daughters, Lauren (14), Melissa (13) and Mikenna (9).
According to Tim, “I’m very honored that Maureen has put her trust in my ability to lead National into the future. Any success that I’ve had I owe to the high quality of our employees, our agents and our drivers and I’m grateful to each of those that have helped me along the way. My goal for the future is to continue Maureen’s vision of being ‘the best’ by providing the highest quality service to our customers while embracing the ever-changing realities of the marketplace.”
Maureen adds, “Tim has been instrumental in the success of National Forwarding Company. He is intelligent, really knows this business, is well-respected by his peers and has great family values. I have every confidence that Tim will preserve our family-culture and become a great leader for the entire National organization.”
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