SAGINAW, Mich., May 29, 2014 – Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is pleased to welcome Thomas R. Ballard as its new Director of International Business Development. In his new role, Ballard will focus on International business development, corporate account development, and training for all Stevens locations. He will also work closely with the Stevens marketing team to develop and implement an international marketing plan and related international campaign materials.
“I’m very excited about this role and happy to be a part of the Stevens team,” Ballard said. “This is a challenging new position, and I’m looking forward to utilizing and building on my experience in international goods relocation to help Stevens grow on a global scale.”
“We’re very pleased to have Tom on board, and we know he’ll be a great asset to the team,” said Ed Melton, Vice President and General Manager at Stevens. “We pride ourselves on our international presence and resources, and Tom’s experience will help us grow that presence and deliver even greater value to those key global markets.”
Previously, Ballard spent 22 years as a Director at Corrigan International, a division of Corrigan Moving Systems. He held a variety of leadership roles related to handling all aspects of international goods relocation, and was responsible for growing the business to over $7 million in annual revenue.
Ballard holds an A.S. degree in business administration from Radford College (Virginia), with further specialized training through the Maryland Office of International Trade. He is a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic church in Saginaw and a supporter of the Humane Society and the Salvation Army. He and his wife Kathleen enjoy travel, golf, and showing their Dutch Shepherd dog.
About Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
Established in 1905 in Saginaw, Michigan, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is a full-service moving company with nearly 150 agent locations throughout the United States. Stevens performs local moves, long-distance moves and international moves with storage operations available for all types. Stevens is a fifth-generation family-owned business and has been named a ProMover by the American Moving & Storage Association in recognition of their dedication to ethical moving practices. For more information, visit Stevens’ website at www.stevensworldwide.com.