Meet Joe Bippen, Co-President of MoveHQ
We’re pleased to introduce Joe Bippen, Co-President of MoveHQ. Joe has ushered in tremendous innovation throughout his 25-year career in the moving industry. He is the founder of Asset Controls Inc. (ACI), a pioneer of the first warehouse and inventory management system, and is a leader in the moving and warehouse management space.
In 2017, Joe teamed up with longtime business partner Brian Ferguson to form MoveHQ — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Updater. In their own words, here's more about their background in the moving software industry and their decision to team up to form MoveHQ.
Joe began his career in 1992 with Graebel Companies, an international relocation company, where he first identified the challenges the moving industry faces when it comes to adopting technology. In 1995, Joe founded ACI to help moving companies manage their inventory using computer software. Under his leadership, ACI created the first barcode inventory system for drivers, the first industry warehouse system, the first customer internet portal for warehouses, and was the first to integrate color photos into the warehouse inventory process. In 2013, ACI went on to win the AMSA Summit Award, the highest award for a supplier in the moving industry. Joe also served on the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) Board of Directors for six years.
In the early 2000s, Joe began working with IGC Software founder, Brian Ferguson. The two realized that IGC — a technology company that helps moving companies manage their sales process — and ACI had many overlapping features, as well as a common goal of streamlining processes for moving companies. Joe and Brian both realized that a partnership between the two would greatly benefit both companies, not to mentions their clients and the industry as a whole.
In 2011, IGC and ACI jointly developed MobileMover, the industry’s first and leading mobile driver inventory application. In 2017, Brian and Joe made their partnership official when Updater acquired both IGC and ACI, two of the moving industry’s most widely-used software products. They joined forces as MoveHQ and, with Updater, offer moving companies a complete end-to-end solution to run an entire moving and storage business from the cloud