July 22 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

SSP makes changes in North American operations

By Rick Lundstrom

SSP announced today that Les Cappetta, currently CEO, SSP North America is appointed Chairman, SSP North America, and Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO, SSP North America.

Since Capetta joined the business in 2007, SSP North America has logged significant growth opening more than 80 restaurants in JFK Terminal 4, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, Winnipeg and Houston. 

Svagdis joins SSP next month from Compass Group plc where he has been CEO, Eurest Dining Services since 2011. Before that, he was president of Morrison Healthcare Services since 2005.

“Michael has an excellent track record and the right balance of skills to lead the well-established SSP North America team through its next exciting phase of development and growth,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group. “As chairman, Les will play a significant role in the future of the company, supporting Michael and the North American team as they continue to take SSP North America forward.”

 

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