David W Graebel, Graebel

International global relocation management business Graebel has announced the death of its founder and Chairman Emeritus, David W Graebel (Dave), on November 29. He was 94.

A company statement said: ‘Dave founded the company with his father in 1950. Over the next 70 years, he nurtured, expanded and strategically redefined it so that today, Graebel is a leading worldwide global relocation management company with more than 1,000 employees and offices on three continents.

‘To understand and appreciate Dave’s story, it’s important to account for the impact of key advice he received from his mother at an early age: “You must let go of the rung below to reach for the rung above.” Dave executed that feat nearly flawlessly at the helm of Graebel.

‘We offer our deepest sympathies to Dave’s son, Bill; grandchildren, Jessica, Luke, Will, David and Dan; great-grandchildren, Lev and Radlee; and other members of his extended family. Dave was preceded in death by his parents Ben and Nina, sister Nancy Graebel Krause, daughter Jessica, wife Lois and son Ben.’

The company’s full tribute to Dave can be found here.

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