Arpin Group, Inc. Board of Directors


DArpinDavid Arpin

President / CEO

David began his career at Arpin in 1974. Since that time, he has worked as a driver and has held positions in Operations, Sales, and Administration. Currently, David serves as the company's President and CEO. In addition, he also serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. David is the fourth generation of his family to manage Arpin Group. Outside of the Arpin organization, David has been active in shaping the policy decisions involving the moving industry through his leadership role with the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). Currently, David serves on the organization's Board of Directors. He is also serving on the Government Affairs Committee, Government Traffic Committee, and Nominations Committee.


PArpinPeter Arpin

Executive Vice President

Peter Arpin is the fourth generation of Arpin family members to run the company first established in 1900 by his Great Grandparents. He assumed his current responsibilities as Partner of Arpin International Group in 1989, and also runs its Alaskan and Canadian divisions. During his tenure at Arpin, the company has grown from a single company with annual sales of $5 million, to a group of eight companies with revenue in excess of $180 million. Peter also serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Peter’s entrepreneurial spirit is evidenced by his latest business ventures. In 2008, he became President of two new Arpin Group companies, Arpin Renewable Energy and Arpin Broadcast Network, LLC. Arpin Renewable Energy is responsible for all internal environmental auditing across all Arpin Group companies. Peter currently leads a central group of five people working on low-carbon growth Research and Development initiatives. Arpin Broadcast Network (ABN) is the first web-based television network dedicated to the moving and storage industry. ABN provides the online visitor with dynamic images and multimedia support giving them a powerful e-learning toolset to help facilitate the moving process. 


Arpin Charitable Fund, Inc. Board of Directors


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Mark S. Dearborn

President, Arpin Charitable Fund, Inc.

Mark Dearborn is a senior executive at Arpin Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Arpin International Group, Inc. and Arpin Van Lines, Inc. In his current role as Vice President, Corporate Accounts, he is responsible for managing the overall global supply chain for the corporate account division of Arpin International Group. 

Following the bombings at the Boston Marathon in April 2013, Mark felt the need to do something beyond the normal fundraising within the Arpin organization. He solicited others to join him and begin an ongoing campaign and series of events to raise donations, not only for the victims of the marathon bombings, but also of other such tragedies, disasters, and worthy causes. The Arpin Charitable Fund, Inc., d/b/a Arpin Strong, was born and Mark assumed, along with his responsibilities at Arpin Group, Inc., the role of President of the charity. Under his leadership, Arpin Strong was able to donate over $31,000 to 13 charitable and medical organizations by the end of 2013.

Mark has one daughter, Alexie, and currently resides in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He enjoys ice hockey, golf, and travel.


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Brian Asay

Vice President, Arpin Charitable Fund, Inc.

 Brian Asay began work as a packer for Arpin’s local moving and storage company during the summer of 1986, which continued on through high school and college. After graduating from Western New England College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Brian was hired as an international military coordinator for Arpin International Group (AIG), a subsidiary of Arpin Group, and was later promoted to manager of the department. In 1997, he was promoted to Vice President of Arpin’s International Military Operations, responsible for all aspects of AIG’s military program, including rate filing, agency development, operations, customer care, and claims. When Arpin combined their domestic and international military programs, Brian was named Vice President of Military Services for the Arpin Group, Inc., responsible for all day-to-day operations of Arpin’s international and domestic program, including hiring, all DPS and customer care functions, and maintaining and increasing quality scores with the military. At this time, Arpin moves over 12,000 military families annually with the ultimate goal of treating each military member with the same honor and dignity with which they service our nation. Brian is now an employee of Tier One Relocation.

An avid runner, Brian has participated in many races to raise monies and awareness for worthy causes over the years. He recruited other Arpin team members to join him in his efforts and has successfully raised funds to assist needy organizations.

After the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, Brian spearheaded a drive to raise funds for One Fund, which was founded to assist the victims of the bombings, as well as restoration efforts following the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy. Along with other Arpin employees, he participated in the BoldrDash race on May 18, 2013. The race was a complete success, raising monies for both causes. 

Shortly thereafter, Brian joined Mark Dearborn on the Board of Directors of the Arpin Charitable Fund, assuming the role of Vice President of the organization. Since that time, he has been instrumental in soliciting others to join him in a variety of races. Proceeds from these races have assisted Arpin Strong in their efforts to help those in need. 

Brian is a key player in the organization’s other planned events, including the Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament. Monies raised from these and other events will enable the Arpin Charitable Fund to continue their efforts.

Brian has one son, Cameron, and currently resides in Warwick, Rhode Island. He enjoys traveling, running, and exercising. 


MKilloranMichael Killoran

Treasurer, Arpin Charitable Fund, Inc.

Michael “Mike” Killoran graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Following graduation, Mike spent five years working for a CPA firm in Providence, RI. In April 1983, he took a position as Controller for Arpin Van Lines, Inc., a subsidiary of the Arpin Group, Inc. When a decision was made in 2008 to combine all accounting functions for Arpin Van Lines, Inc. and Arpin International Group under the parent company, he was promoted and assumed overall accounting responsibilities for the entire Arpin Group, Inc. Mike was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Arpin Group, Inc. on January 1, 2015.

A supporter and advocate for the work done by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Mike reached out and donated his time, talent, and money for the organization, serving on the Board of the RI Chapter for the Foundation for thirteen years. For five of those years, he also was the Chapter President.  An avid golfer, Mike continued his charitable efforts for thirteen years as co-chairman of the board that organized charity golf tournaments benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also served for twelve years as co-chairman of the committee that organizes charity golf tournaments to benefit the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. 

When Mark Dearborn began organizing efforts to raise funds following the Boston Marathon bombings, Mike volunteered to assist in any way he could. With his background in fundraising, as well as his accounting knowledge and experience, Mark encouraged Mike to join the Arpin Charitable Fund’s Board of Directors as Treasurer. Since that time, Mike has become instrumental to the organization, not only managing and directing the use of monies raised, but also lending his expertise to organizing and implementing a charitable golf tournament for Arpin Strong, an event which will be held every year. 

Mike lives in Warwick, Rhode Island with his wife, Judy. He has three adult children.


Chris KunzmannChris Kunzmann

Secretary, Arpin Charitable Fund, Inc.

Chris Kunzmann graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Marketing in 2009 and started his Arpin career as an intern in the Operations department. After expressing that he wanted to get more involved with marketing at Arpin, he became part of the Agency Development department as the Director of Private Residential Services. Chris is now an employee of Tier One Relocation.

Chris has been actively involved with Arpin Strong since 2014 as an Associate Member and is currently the Secretary for the charity. Along with his involvement in Arpin Strong, Chris is the Chairman of the Arpin Sustainability Committee. The committee was established in February 2015 and educates Arpin’s employees about green and sustainable practices with events and other activities.

Chris currently resides in Providence, RI. 


 Other Board of Directors Members 


Kevin AmatucciKevin Amatucci

Kevin Amatucci is the Director of Corporate Accounts and Customer Care for Arpin Van Lines. He is responsible for the day-to-day management for all domestic corporate relocations, from the initial order to final billing. He joined Arpin Van lines in June of 2013 and has been in household goods relocation since he was 19 years old. Kevin has held  various management positions through his career in operations, claims and customer care and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Centenary College. Kevin has done various volunteer work with his local church, running teams for various local community projects and assisting homeowners with cleaning up and demolition after hurricane Sandy at the Jersey shore. He  joined Arpin Strong in 2015 as an associate board member, becoming a full member in January of 2016. He is very active in martial arts holding a Second degree Black Belt’s in Kendo, Iaido and Kenjutsu; currently he is pursuing another Black Belt in Karate.

Kevin currently resides in Budd Lake, NJ with his wife Linda. 


 Mario Lemme

Mario Lemme is Director of Software Development at Arpin Mario LemmeGroup. He holds a BS in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Rhode Island, as well as an MBA from Bryant University. He came to Arpin Group in 2013 after 14 years in various IT roles at Fidelity Investments. Upon learning of Arpin Strong, Mario quickly wanted to become involved with the charity’s efforts and started by participating in the planning and preparation of the inaugural Arpin Strong Golf Tournament in early 2014, then becoming an Associate Member shortly thereafter. In January 2016, Mario was voted in as a full Board Member.

Mario currently resides in Cumberland, RI with his wife, Jennifer, and two sons. 

 


 Associate Member


Karen BannonKaren Bannon

Karen began her career at Arpin in 1992 as a contract assistant in the sales department. Following a short time at home when her son arrived, she returned to Arpin and was promoted to senior marketing specialist, concentrating her efforts on providing sales and marketing support to Arpin’s global sales team.

In 2016, Karen was promoted to communications project manager for Arpin Group, becoming its head copywriter. Her responsibilities include capitalizing on the new ways people produce and consume information by developing quality, results-driven content that is fresh and engaging. She continued to assist with Arpin’s marketing and communication efforts for all divisions through the development and implementation of marketing strategies, messaging, branding, media relations, and corporate social responsibility outreach efforts. In 2017, Karen was promoted to Marketing Manager overseeing all Arpin Group's marketing efforts. Karen joined the Arpin Charitable Fund as an associate member in July 2016.

Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative management from Johnson & Wales University. She currently resides in Coventry, RI with her husband and two children.


Derek OdenDerek Oden

Derek Oden began his career at the Arpin Group in September 2008 as a temporary for Arpin's GSA Billing Department. After a short time, Derek was offered a position as a GSA Coordinator. He rose up through the ranks gaining extensive knowledge of freight forwarding, logistics planning, and supply chain management with a proven track record of driving business results. In 2014, Derek was promoted to GSA Supervisor. His responsibilities included creating and managing training workshops, including specialty training for specific accounts, as well as acting as the first point of escalation on all matters involving staff, customers, account issues, and claims. At the beginning of 2016, Derek was promoted to the position of General Manager of the GSA division, overseeing day-to-day operations. He joined the Arpin Charitable Fund in July 2017 as an associate member. However, Derek worked on various Arpin Strong projects since its inception. 

Derek holds a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Rhode Island. He currently resides in Coventry, RI with his girlfriend and their three four-legged children (2 cats and 1 dog).