Leadership & History

With more than 340 agent locations nationwide, United Van Lines is America's #1 mover.

With more than 340 agent locations nationwide, United Van Lines is America's #1 mover.

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Executive Leadership

H. Daniel McCollister

Dan was elected chairman and chief executive officer of UniGroup in May 2007. He also serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of other UniGroup subsidiaries, including United Van Lines.

A member of UniGroup’s Board of Directors since 1982, Dan served as the corporation's vice chairman from 2003 until his election to the chairmanship.

He is also president of McCollister’s Transportation Group, Inc. with headquarters in Burlington, New Jersey.

James Powers 

Jim became president of UniGroup and CEO of its operating subsidiaries, which includes United Van Lines in November 2014.

Jim joined UniGroup in 2001 as the company’s chief financial officer and assumed the additional responsibility of senior vice president in 2006. In 2010 he briefly left UniGroup returning 2012 to serve as the president of UniGroup Logistics, a position he held until being appointed to his current role.

Casey Ellis

Casey Ellis is chief operating officer of United Van Lines. He joined the company in 2006 as the senior executive vice president of sales.

Prior to joining the company, Casey held several progressively responsible sales and management positions at a global industry leading commercial equipment and service corporation. He has an extensive background in consultative sales.

United Van Lines History

1928: Return Loads Service

Return Loads Service, Inc. formed in Cleveland, Ohio to arrange return shipments for independent moving companies transporting goods from one city to another.

1928: United Van Service

When similar companies began appearing around the country, Return Loads Service adopted the distinctive title of United Van Service.

1933: United Van Lines

After suffering losses during the Great Depression, United Van Service was dissolved and its assets were transferred to United Van Lines.

1941: New Headquarters

After a decade of new found prosperity, the new United Van Lines moved its corporate headquarters to St. Louis, Missouri.

1947: Agent Ownership

Ownership of United passed from the original shareholders to a group of United agents, establishing the current agent ownership structure.

1954: Industry Innovation

United Van Lines innovates the transportation industry with the introduction of electronic order registration and dispatch.

1975: Continued Innovation

United Van Lines further establishes its leadership with electronic shipment tracking routed through central mainframe computer.

1992: Industry Leadership

United Van Lines becomes the #1 van line in market share and volume. A position it maintains today.

1995: Financial Growth

Leveraging its market leadership, United Van Lines post its first billion-dollar revenue year. A position that has grown every year since.