From the Graebel Newsroom.
HUMPHREYS BECOMES FIRST WINNER OF GRAEBEL’S A. ROBERT KRAL AWARD
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February 18, 2003
Denver, Colo. Graebel Companies, Inc., today announced that the recipient of the first A. Robert Kral International Leadership Award is Rick Humphreys, General Manager of Graebel Oklahoma Movers, Inc., a local moving and storage service center of Graebel Movers, Inc.
This newly created annual award recognizes the Graebel General Manager who has demonstrated bold leadership and a unique commitment to increase and improve international relocation services in their market.
Over the last six years, Mr. Humphreys has established Graebel Oklahoma Movers as an international market leader. His success lies in his ability to secure domestic customers and then transition them into international clients. Over the last five years, the offices under Rickâ€™s supervision have booked over 2,000 international shipments.
Ben Graebel, Chief Executive Officer, said, â€œGraebel is proud to present this award to Rick Humphreys, an individual whose hard work and dedication makes him an exceptional honoree.â€
Upon hearing of his award, Rick Humphreys said, â€œOver the years I have received several awards, yet none have come close to the meaning this has. Robert was not only a respected colleague and friend, he was an extraordinary example of leadership, especially in the international market. This is a great honor for me and one that I will always cherish.â€
About A. Robert Kral
A. Robert Kral served as the Graebel Houston Movers, Inc. Vice President and General Manager from 1985 through 1997. Mr. Kral played an integral part in developing the first international standards, training the original international crews, producing the initial training tapes and fostering relationships with our first international partners.