Burns appointed chairman of American Moving & Storage Association

Longtime moving and storage executive will lead industry group

Online PR News – 25-April-2013 – INDIANAPOLIS – INDIANAPOLIS – Moving and storage industry leader Stephen F. Burns is the new chairman of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA). Burns is the former CEO and current Chairman of Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines, Inc. and has worked in the moving industry for more than 30 years.

“Steve brings the perfect blend of integrity, credibility and industry knowledge to the AMSA board,” said Linda Darr, AMSA’s president and CEO. “He’s smart, well-respected and gives us strong leadership as our industry adapts to a changing marketplace."

AMSA’s ProMover program will continue to be a major focus under Burns’ leadership to help consumers easily identify legitimate, quality movers. Burns has been involved in AMSA for many years and has contributed to the evolution of ProMover.

“I’m excited for the opportunity and humbled to work with some of the smartest and most innovative leaders in our industry,” said Burns. “AMSA has continued to represent its members interests well over the course of many years and under Linda’s leadership, it has made tremendous progress and implemented important new programs, like ProMover.”

Burns was elected chairman during AMSA’s annual Education Conference & Expo in Atlanta on March 6, 2013.

About Wheaton World Wide Moving and Bekins Van Lines
Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is one of the world's most highly regarded providers of transportation services. Wheaton Van Lines now owns two household goods relocation brands, Wheaton World Wide Moving and Bekins Van Lines. The van line is now the fourth largest household goods carrier. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the Wheaton and Bekins brands offer private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military also is one of the company’s largest customers. Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is partner to approximately 370 Wheaton and Bekins agents nationwide. To learn more, visit www.wheatonworldwide.com or www.bekins.com

About American Moving & Storage Association
The American Moving & Storage Association, home of the ProMover program, is the national trade association representing the nation’s moving and storage companies, which provide household goods moving services, specialized transportation for sensitive freight such as computers and trade show exhibits, and warehouse storage services. The association has 4,100 members, including more than 200 international members, and sponsors programs and activities that promote consumer protection, professional development, safety, and operational efficiency. To learn more, visit www.moving.org.