UniGroup Elects New Board Members

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 17, 2018) – Ray Conlin and Tom Linhares were each 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 convention in Marco Island, Florida. Conlin is the chief operations officer at McCollister’s Transportation Group, Inc. in Burlington, New Jersey; and Linhares is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Dodge Moving & Storage Co, Inc. in St. Louis.

Conlin has more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry. Prior to joining McCollister’s, Conlin was senior vice president at Jevic Transportation in Delanco, New Jersey. During his 10 years with Jevic he worked on projects such as taking the company public in August 1997 and its sale for $200 million in 1999. Conlin has served as an advisor on the UniGroup board since 2014. In addition, he is a past chairman of the Partners Program for the American Chemical Council as well as a member of Rowan’s MBA Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the Supply Chain Management and Logistics Advisory Council. 

Linhares has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Dodge Moving & Storage since 2001. Additionally, he has been in a company leadership position for his entire 33 years in the moving and storage industry. Linhares has proudly served as an advisor on the UniGroup board since 2012. He was recognized for his professionalism, passion and dedication when he received the Mayflower Operations Achievement Award in 2008 and the Mayflower Joyce Derrick Award in 2012. Linhares is also the past chairman of the Vanliner Captive Insurance Program and past president of the Missouri Movers Association.  

About McCollister’s Transportation Group, Inc.

Since 1945, McCollister’s has led the way in specialized transportation and logistics services. With one of the most comprehensive logistics service offerings available in the transportation industry, the company delivers unparalleled service and peace of mind when handling clients’ valuable, and often irreplaceable, equipment. McCollister’s also provides a full suite of services including self-pack and haul resources when needed. The McCollister’s organization measurably differentiates itself with flexible solutions, quality service, safety, efficiency and speed. https://www.mccollisters.com/

Dodge Moving & Storage, Inc.

Dodge Moving and Storage Co., Inc. is a full-service relocation company with over a century of experience specializing in the transportation and storage of household goods, electronics, high-value products, office/industrial equipment, commercial warehousing and last mile delivery services. Dodge serves individual customers, senior living communities, corporations and government agencies with moving and storage services. Dodge Moving & Storage has been in St. Louis since 1902 and became part of the Mayflower Transit family in 1972. Dodge delivers exceptional service by building, incentivizing and retaining the best possible team of dedicated employees. https://www.dodgemoving.com/

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. www.unigroup.com