Chicago, IL, November 10, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- SIRVA Inc., a leading global relocation and moving services provider, today announced the appointment of Sean Fernandez as the company’s new senior vice president, operational excellence, people and infrastructure. Fernandez brings 19 years of leadership, operations and consulting experience to SIRVA. He will report to SIRVA President and Chief Executive Officer Wes Lucas
, and work from SIRVA’s office in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Fernandez is a proven global executive with an excellent track record in improving business performance and growing companies. Specifically, he has driven improvements in operations, quality and customer satisfaction. In his new role, Fernandez is responsible for overseeing SIRVA’s global operational excellence initiative, building strong teams and a high-performance organization and enhancing information technology capability. This position includes the development and implementation of key process improvements designed to drive customer satisfaction, cost efficiencies and improved quality.
“We are delighted to welcome Sean to the SIRVA team,” said Lucas. “He is an outstanding leader and brings valuable operational capabilities, process improvement skills, product management and a proven ability to grow companies. I am confident that he will play an integral role in helping our company to serve our global customer base.”
“SIRVA is a well-known and highly respected leader in global relocation and moving services, and I look forward to leveraging my experience to positively impact the company, its people and its customers on multiple fronts,” said Fernandez.
Fernandez comes to SIRVA from Esselte, a leading consumer goods company, where he served as chief innovation officer, as well as group president over the company’s Asia-Pacific locations and various United States divisions. Prior to this position, he served as president and general manager for several overseas and U.S. divisions of Arrow Electronics Inc., a Fortune 200 global provider of electronic components and computer products.
Prior to Arrow, Fernandez was a consultant with McKinsey and Company, a leading business improvement and strategy firm. He also worked for Arthur Andersen & Company as a Certified Public Account (CPA). Fernandez is a graduate of Boston College and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
About SIRVA Inc.
SIRVA Inc. is a leading provider of relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The Company handles all aspects of relocation, including home purchase and home sale services, household goods moving, mortgage services, and home closing and settlement services. SIRVA conducts more than 300,000 relocations per year, transferring corporate and government employees in addition to individual consumers. SIRVA’s well-recognized brands include Allied, Allied International, Allied Pickfords, Allied Special Products, DJK Residential, Global, northAmerican, northAmerican International, SIRVA Mortgage, SIRVA Relocation and SIRVA Settlement. More information about SIRVA can be found on the Company’s Web site at www.sirva.com