(Austin, TX – Feb. 16, 2010) – uShip , the world’s first and largest online shipping marketplace, announced today that Dean Xeros, a former vice president at DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers), has been named General Manager of uShip Motors. The move signals uShip’s first dedicated category management position. Xeros is responsible for industry sales, affiliate and partner relationships, and budget oversight for some of uShip’s highest volume categories including passenger vehicles, light trucks, classic cars, antique vehicles, boats, and motorcycles.
uShip has been a bright spot in an otherwise dark year for the industry’s largest transporters, which have seen transport volumes drop dramatically during the recession. On uShip, auto shipment transaction volume saw double digit growth compared to the previous year while nearly 100,000 vehicles where listed on the open marketplace, an all-time high for the six-year old company.
Xeros (pronounced ZARE – ose) spent just over five years at DAS (2005 – 2010), most recently serving as vice president of business development, while also holding titles of vice president, Service Delivery and director, Retail Sales & Service. Xeros served as a primary business contact with eBay Motors , affiliates, retail sales contacts and brokers. He also integrated DASCHOICE (motorcycle shipping program) into the company’s portfolio of services. Read more on Xeros’s background: http://www.linkedin.com/in/deanxeros
“uShip has clearly defined the future of shipping, in particular vehicle shipping, with their successful marriage of best price and best-in-class service,” said Xeros. “It is an exciting opportunity to continue to build on this impressive momentum.”
“Dean is the right person at the right time as uShip strengthens its focus on its Motors categories,” said Matt Chasen, Founder and CEO of uShip. “We’ve steadily increased market share within auto transport, and with the addition of Dean, we feel the pieces are in place to further strengthen our position.”
uShip helps relieve the stress and high cost of moving hard-to-ship items, such as cars, household goods, boats, freight, heavy equipment, pets and more. As the first and largest online shipping marketplace, uShip connects people and businesses with feedback-rated transporters. Carriers place competitive bids to win business and often fill extra space in their trucks, saving customers an average of 50 percent. During its first five years, the uShip marketplace attracted $125 million in business transactions, one million listings and 160,000 service providers. Launched in 2004, uShip operates globally with localized functionality in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union and Australia.
See the announcement on PRWeb.