January 24, 2008 // Franchising.com // CHARLESTON, S.C. – UNITS Franchising Group, Inc., a leading franchise company in the mobile-storage industry offering highly innovative, affordable and convenient storage services, today announced the appointment of two seasoned franchise industry veterans, Linda and Victor Burzynski, to further propel growth of the brand in markets throughout the United States.
"We are thrilled to add two individuals who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience of the franchise industry to UNITS Franchising Group, Inc.," said Michael McAlhany, Founder and President of UNITS Franchising Group, Inc. "We are confident that with their level of expertise they will help us take UNITS Franchising Group, Inc. aggressive national expansion to the next level."
Linda, former Chief Executive Officer and President of Liberty Fitness Holdings, is responsible for advising Michael McAlhany, company Founder and President, and other executive team members on overall operations and strategic planning.
Victor, former Vice President of Operations for CMIT Solutions, will be the acting Director of Franchise Services responsible for assisting in day to day operations. With more than 23 years of experience in the franchise industry, Victor has served in franchise development and management roles for Interiors by Decoration Den and Molly Maids.
"We are extremely excited to join UNITS Franchising Group, Inc. and take part in the growth of an exploding niche business," said Linda. "The company's leadership has tremendous vision and the innovation they bring to the industry is remarkable. We look forward to our roles and continuing strategic growth of the brand."
The husband and wife duo are highly regarded in the franchise industry. Linda has received numerous honors including the distinguished Bonnie Levine Award, an honor that recognizes individuals who further the cause of women in franchising, the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Minorities and Women Division of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Most recently, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association. Victor remains involved in the International Franchise Association and serves on the Minorities Committee. In addition, he has received his Certified Franchise Executive designation after advanced courses over several years outlined by the Educational Foundation of the IFA.
UNITS Franchising Group, Inc. is aggressively expanding its franchise base with plans to add more than 50 locations by 2010. Calling for new locations in large and small markets across the United States, UNITS Franchising Group, Inc. expansion will occur both through multi-unit franchise agreements and single location openings.
For more information on franchising opportunities with UNITS Franchising Group, Inc., please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.unitsstorage.com. For information on UNITS Mobile Storage services, please call (866) 569-UNITS (8648).
UNITS Franchising Group, Inc., (Unique, No Hassle, Individual, Transportable, Storage) was conceived and developed in 2003 by Michael McAlhany, founder and president of UNITS' sister company, Extra-Room-Self-Storage, in response to the continued growth and exciting changes in the self-storage industry. The concept provides a hassle-free solution to the moving process by offering door-to-door mobile storage – saving customers both time and money. Adding to its existing two corporate-owned and seven franchised operations, UNITS plans call for 50 franchises by 2010. For more information, visit www.unitsstorage.com.