(GLENDALE, Calif.) – Ben Orze has been promoted to chief operating officer for Storage Mobility, Inc., the nation’s largest operator of PODS franchises. Orze, a five-year employee, will oversee the general day-to-day operations for the 21 franchise service providers nationwide to ensure safe and efficient operations.
The Santa Monica, Calif. resident holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Arizona State University and was hired by PODS in January 2007 as the franchise’s business analyst. Orze was later promoted to director of finance after relocating from Arizona to Los Angeles in January 2010. Prior to joining PODS, Orze held a position as a controller at a boutique bank in Scottsdale, Ariz. for five years managing the accounting and finance operations.
“It’s rewarding to grow with a company like PODS who has achieved so many milestones in such a short amount of time,” Orze said. “As a team we continually focus on mastering the fundamentals of our business by maintaining our values and making customer service our number one priority.”
Through his new role, Orze hopes to help the franchise maintain its status as one of the leading providers of moving and storage services nationwide.
“PODS has revolutionized a relatively archaic industry by offering convenience and value through the use of its safe and secure storage containers,” Orze explains. “We are consistently showing the world that PODS is the best moving and storage solution. I’m proud to be part of a company that works efficiently and constantly sets the bar for supreme customer satisfaction.”
About Storage Mobility
Storage Mobility, dba PODS®, has 21 franchise locations and is the world’s largest independent provider of PODS Moving and Storage services for residential and commercial customers in the U.S. Areas served include California, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Pennsylvania and New York.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 350,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.8 million deliveries and has over 143,000 PODS® containers in service.
PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.
About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.
Chief Operations Officer for Storage Mobility, Inc.
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Alicia Rutledge, 805-654-1564 ext. 116
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