EuRA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Relocation 2018

Ken Barron

Ken Barron

Ken joined CORT in February 2001. He is responsible for starting the CORT Global Furniture Rental Network and built the program into an 85+ country service capability, establishing CORT as a well-respected global brand within the relocation industry. He also developed a business model to present to multinational and international corporate clients and globalize an 80-year-old industry (which was started in the USA by Ken’s father, Carl Barron) and successfully created a program that operates within the three global regions, The Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific through two international call centers that has assisted thousands of transferees from the program’s inception and has contributed to the profitability of the parent organization.


  • Exceptional Contribution to Relocation from EuRA 2018
  • Founding Partner Award CORT Global Network 2001-2018
  • Meritorious Service Award from Worldwide ERC 2012
  • City of Cambridge, MA Community Service Award 2010
  • Cambridge College School of Management - Teaching Award 2010
  • Communicator of the Year 2007, Lifetime Achievement presented by Global HR News

Married with three children. Hobbies include: photography, glass collecting, Asian Art, bicycling, skiing, gardening, traveling and Family. I really enjoy doing things with my wife and children, getting to see life through my children’s eyes, encouraging their active participation in many activities and create experiences that allow them to view today’s world, to better understand what might be possible tomorrow.”

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Patrick Oman

Patrick Oman

Best advice is drawn from experience and with over five decades behind him, including the foundation, operation, growth and selling of Ireland’s largest relocation company, Patrick Oman is a pioneer in his industry.

Patrick is past president of OMNI – Global Relocation Specialists – and was one of the founding members at its inception in 1988; He is also past president of EuRA – The European Relocation Association. 

Having established Oman – Ireland’s largest moving and storage company, in 1969, and having successfully sold both Oman and irishrelo, Patrick is now helping those looking to do the same.

Patrick Oman and Associates provides consultation and advice to business owners in the moving and relocation industry in the areas of logistics, succession and strategic planning. Patrick also advises on the packing and shipping of antiques, fine art and high value goods worldwide.

He is also the father of six children and lives happily in the Irish countryside with his wife Yvonne and their family.