John Sabatalo Elected to UniGroup Board

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 1, 2019) – John Sabatalo was elected to a two-year term on the UniGroup board of directors. UniGroup is the parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and other transportation solutions companies. The election took place during the company’s recent annual meeting in Nashville. Sabatalo is the president at Planes Moving & Storage, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sabatalo has been an executive with Planes Companies since 1991 and president since 2003. He proudly served on the UniGroup Board from 2010-2018. He served on the board officer nominating, UniGroup Worldwide and operations committees as well as multiple advisory boards. He also served on the Lexicon Relocation Board of Directors.

For Sabatalo, serving for a second term on the UniGroup board is significant for one reason: opportunity. “Our industry is in a period of transformation, which presents us with an opportunity to evolve as well,” Sabatalo said. “The UniGroup mission statement embodies this exact spirit of growth: we promise innovation, solutions and a premier experience to our customers. I’m excited and grateful to embrace this opportunity to move our entire enterprise forward.”

Corrigan Moving Systems President and COO David Corrigan, Farmington Hills, Michigan; Legacy Transportation Services, Inc. Executive Vice President Shelly Gipson, San Jose, California; VIP Transport CEO Laurie Griffiths, Corona, California; Hilldrup President and CEO Charles W. McDaniel, Stafford, Virginia; and Active Logistics COO Gary Quintalino, Northborough, Massachusetts were also re-elected to two-year terms.

About Planes Moving & Storage

Founded in 1921 and incorporated in 1956, Planes Companies offers a comprehensive selection of professional relocation and transportation services within the residential and commercial markets. Quality services are provided locally, nationally and internationally. Planes Companies is an agent for United Van Lines with operations in Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis; and Chicago. Visit to learn more.

About UniGroup

UniGroup is a $1.7 billion transportation and relocation services company with headquarters in suburban St. Louis. In addition to household goods carriers United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, logistics company UniGroup Logistics and international relocation provider UniGroup Worldwide Moving, UniGroup owns other subsidiaries that provide good and services to professional movers.