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Chris Banguis named Bekins Van Lines Vice President of Sales

INDIANAPOLIS – Bekins Van Lines recently named Chris Banguis as Vice President of Sales. Banguis will help the van line and its network of 350 agents grow sales and identify new opportunities in both COD and National Account arenas.

Banguis has a long and successful history of working in multi-faceted networks requiring a variety of sales and communications approaches and disciplines. Most recently, he spent 14 years at Eli Lilly and Company, the Indianapolis-based global pharmaceutical company. Banguis worked in roles supporting sales and marketing, manufacturing and research and development. Banguis also spent 13 years in the newspaper industry, working in editorial, advertising and online publishing roles.

“We are excited to have a seasoned veteran with such a diverse business background,” said A.J. Schneider, Executive Vice President. “Chris’ experience will bring a lot of value to the agency network and van line and will help us to continue to grow sales.”

Banguis will provide strategic leadership to create and sustain strong relationships with clients, customers, other organizations and agents. He will develop comprehensive sales programs that includes seminars, sales schools and other sales-oriented functions as well as developing new and innovative ways to generate sales within new markets

Banguis graduated from Purdue University and lives in Indianapolis with his wife and son.

About Wheaton World Wide Moving, Bekins Van Lines and Clark & Reid

Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is one of the world’s most highly regarded providers of transportation services. Wheaton Van Lines owns three household goods relocation brands, Wheaton World Wide Moving, Bekins Van Lines and Clark & Reid. The van line is the fourth largest household goods carrier. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the Wheaton, Bekins and Clark & Reid brands offer private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military is also one of the company’s largest customers. Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is partner to approximately 340 Wheaton, Bekins and Clark & Reid agents nationwide. To learn more, visit,, or