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LANSING, Mich. — Former chief operating officer Randy Shacka took over officially as president of Two Men and a Truck moving services on August 1. Brig Sorber, one of the two brothers who founded the moving company, will continue on as chief executive officer. The new president marks the first time the franchising company is led by someone outside of the Sorber family.
Shacka has been with Two Men and a Truck for a decade, where he has worked as both an employee on the franchise and franchisor side. While studying engineering at Michigan State University, Shacka began interning for the company. “I learned a lot about the sweat equity that goes into a franchise and how much time and effort is needed to get the business up and going and finding the right people to help,” says Shacka about his first job working for a franchise owner. After nearly two years in that role, he accepted a position selling franchises at the Lansing franchisor headquarters before assuming the role of vice president of operations in 2008. Most recently, he served as chief development officer (CDO) before accepting his current position as COO last year.
"I've got big shoes to fill," says 33 year-old Randy Shacka about coming into Brig Sorber's former role. "Our new role together is to work strategically on where we want to take the company over the next 10 years, build that plan through the feedback of the franchise owners and the team we've built and go execute it."
The company says it now has 228 locations, 3,500 movers, and 1,400 trucks in 34 states and four countries. It hopes to strengthen the bottom line of its franchise owners as well as keep on track to grow its franchise network by 40 new locations over the next 18 months.
"Randy has served this company in every possible position, from a mover to an intern on the first rung of the ladder," said Brig Sorber, president and CEO. "He has excelled at every role he's played here and couldn't be more proud of the effort he has shown us during the past decade. I have the utmost confidence that Two Men and a Truck is poised for its greatest success during the next ten years, and Randy will play a key role in setting that pace."
Jon Sorber will continue serving as executive vice president and Melanie Bergeron will serve in her current role as chair of the company.