Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS), the largest provider of contract cleaning and related services to retailers in North America, today announced the appointment of Mark Minasian as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2012 at which time current CEO Ken Sander will move to an advisory role as a director on the company’s board. KBS is a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company.
“Mark is a proven leader with the ability to drive best-in-class customer satisfaction while delivering growth and innovation, precisely the formula we need at KBS as we enter the next phase of the firm’s evolution” stated KBS Chairman and Kohlberg operating partner Jonathan Ward. “His deep understanding of the business and team building capabilities will provide the energy, focus and momentum necessary as we continue to expand our service offering and enter new end markets” continued Ward.
Kellermeyer Bergensons Co-founder and current CEO Ken Sander went on to say, “As we looked at the merger of Kellermeyer and Bergensons nearly two years ago, it was clear that along with a terrific history and record of success, Mark had built a talented and energetic management team which we felt would blend well with our culture on the Kellermeyer side. Over the past 18 months Mark and I have worked very closely as we merged the operations and we share the same core values and commitment to our people and our customers. I am very pleased to confidently pass the baton to Mark as CEO as we enter the next phase of the company’s history. I look forward to continuing to serve in my advisory role as a director on the company’s Board.”
Minasian stated, “Kellermeyer Bergensons Services is a high performing industry icon and I am very excited about the prospect of working with and leading this great team. We remain committed to our culture of putting people first while we continue to drive growth by delivering innovative value-added facilities service solutions to our customers.”
About Kellermeyer Bergensons Services
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services was formed by the 2011 merger of Kellermeyer Building Services, L.L.C. (founded in 1967) the largest self-perform cleaning company in North America focused on the retail market, and Bergensons Property Services Inc. (founded in 1984) the largest provider of integrated property services to major retailers throughout the United States. Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS) is the largest provider of contract cleaning and related facilities support services to retailers in North America. For more information, visit www.kbs-services.com.