IAM Hall of Honor 2014 inductees announced

June 30, 2014

IAM is proud to announce the selection of two distinguished individuals to be inducted into the IAM Hall of Honor at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Now in its seventh year, the Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have had a profound influence on the household goods removals Industry and the Association.

The 2014 inductees will join 42 other members of the IAM Hall of Honor. They are:

Mr. Randall Groger, Chairman of IAM 2007-2011. During his tenure on the IAM Executive Committee, Randy Groger led the association in two of its biggest changes in decades: the renaming of the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America to International Association of Movers, and the restructuring of membership categories, including adding the categories Governing Member, Industry Veteran and Student Member. Mr. Groger was also heavily involved in representing the Industry during the planning and implementation of the U.S. Department of Defense Families First Program, now known as the Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3.

Mr. Paul Richard Klien (deceased), President, Transportes Fink S.A.; Founding Member & First President of the Latin American & Caribbean International Movers Association (LACMA). Paul Klein prided himself on providing quality service to his clients and to the industry. Among his many accomplishments, Transportes Fink S.A. was a key player in the move of the federal government from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia. It went so well that the native German was invited by Brazil’s president to become a citizen of the country. Mr. Klien was instrumental in changing Brazilian regulations permitting air cargo consolidation, and in 1969 he helped create LACMA as an association where Latin American movers could join forces to pursue common interests.

Please join us at the All Members Breakfast at the IAM Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at 8 a.m. to celebrate the special contributions these individuals have made to the Industry and Association.