Aramark Consolidates Divisions

June 16—Aramark has consolidated its Aramark North America Food,
Hospitality and Facility Services division with Aramark International
into a single organization called the Global Food, Hospitality and
Facility Services Group.
This consolidation follows the recent integration of the WearGuard unit from Aramark’s Uniform and Career Apparel business into its Uniform Services retail unit.

 

With these changes, the company announced changes in management. Andrew Kerin, formerly president, Aramark North America Food, Hospitality and Facility Services, has been named group president, Global Food, Hospitality and Facility Services. Ravi Saligram, president, Aramark International, will become globalization officer. Fred Sutherland, Aramark’s chief financial officer, will serve as group executive, Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel.

 

“Aramark has a long history of continually transforming itself to meet today’s challenges, as well as to better position ourselves for the new opportunities of tomorrow,” Joseph Neubauer, chairman and chief executive officer said in a press release. “Our global footprint has grown to 22 countries whose economies represent more than 70 percent of the world’s GDP. I am confident that these changes will better position our business to develop leaders attuned to global requirements, expand sales and margins, enhance customer satisfaction and provide our people with the tools they need to win in the marketplace.”

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