UniGroup Elects New Board Members

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 9, 2023) — Anthony Federico, Don Hindman and John Chipman, Jr. were each elected to a three-year term on UniGroup’s Board of Directors. UniGroup is the parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and other transportation solution companies. The election took place virtually during the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders.    

Federico is president of Liberty Moving & Storage Co., Inc. located in Commack, New York. As a third-generation leader for his family’s business he upholds the same values as they did when the company was established in 1939 — honesty, integrity and reliability. Liberty has been a proud agent of United Van Lines for more than 20 years, beginning their relationship in 2001. Working to further the network and serve on the UniGroup Board of Directors are ways Federico moves the needle and pushes the enterprise to the future.  Federico says, “I have always been inspired and motivated by Directors who selflessly gave back to the system and hope that I too can do the same for our next generation while adding value to the organization.” 

Hindman is the president and chief executive officer and principal of Johnson Storage & Moving Co., LLC headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Since Hindman began with the company in 2010, he has worked to grow the organization from a $19 million-dollar company with six locations to a $110 million-dollar company with 19 locations. “I look forward to collaborating with such a great group of executives to help UniGroup reach its full potential as the industry leader.  My number one goal is to foster profitable growth in UniGroup’s core business by thinking outside the box and challenging historic norms,” said Hindman. 

Chipman, Jr. is the executive vice president of Chipman Relocation & Logistics for the principal location in San Ramon, California. Chipman, Jr. has been an influential member of the UniGroup organization for more than 20 years serving as a shareholder since 1991. Throughout the years, Chipman Relocation & Logistics has expanded through the West Coast establishing 14 United and Mayflower agency locations. According to John, “I look forward to working closely with our Board and management team to tackle the issues facing our member agents. Together we can create a value proposition that will help retain current members and attract great movers to UniGroup’s family of agents. Mayflower and United’s prospects are very exciting.” 

Thomas E. Andresen (CEO and general counsel of T.E Andresen Inc. in Salisbury, Massachusetts); Ray Conlin (CEO of McCollister’s Global Services in Burlington, New Jersey); and David Sabada (Owner of A-Mrazek Moving Systems, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri) were re-elected to three-year terms. 

About Liberty Moving & Storage Co., Inc.  

Founded in 1939, Liberty Moving & Storage is a family-owned and operated full-service 
residential/commercial moving, storage, and logistics company headquartered in Commack, New York. The company has four locations in the Tri-State area and employs more than 250 people.  

About Johnson Storage & Moving Co., LLC.  

Johnson Storage & Moving Company is owned and operated by its management team led by Don Hindman. Johnson’s is the oldest and largest moving and storage business in Colorado, dating back to 1900 when it was founded in a blacksmith’s shop. Johnson’s was a founding agent for United Van Lines in 1947 and has expanded to 19 locations in 12 states. 

About Chipman Relocation & Logistics  

Founded in 1939 by Art & Dorothy Chipman, Chipman Relocation & Logistics (“Chipman”) is a shareholder agent of UniGroup, the parent company of United and Mayflower. Chipman has dual-branded, full-service facilities in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Fairfield, San Francisco, Orange County and San Diego. Chipman has grown to be the one of the largest family-owned and operated moving and storage organizations on the West Coast. 

About UniGroup 

UniGroup is a $1.5 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 providing goods and services to professional movers. 

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