Contact: Kathy Boyle 301/825-0060 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Avendra Announces Promotions to Help Achieve Growth Targets Christine Gallivan, Sally Martin, Ed Thompson and Rich Warren Named Vice Presidents ROCKVILLE, MD – June 10, 2004 – Avendra, the hospitality industry’s largest procurement services company with nearly $2 billion in purchasing volume, announced the promotions of Christine Gallivan to vice president, Financial Planning, Sally Martin to vice president, Procurement, Ed Thompson to vice president, Quality Assurance and Rich Warren to vice president, Program Management. These internal promotions were made to better align the management team with Avendra’s strategic growth efforts. Christine Gallivan, Vice President, Financial Planning “As Vice President of Financial Planning, Christine will assess strategic opportunities to expand our business,” said Mark Berey, executive vice president, Business Development and CFO for Avendra. “Under her leadership, we are identifying new markets for expansion and analyzing opportunities for acquisitions and mergers.” Ms. Gallivan oversees Avendra’s Financial Planning Department that manages budget, forecast, program data integration rollout, business return on investment analysis for new projects, quantification of savings for owners, and financial analysis for the Company’s Board of Managers. Additionally during 2003, she supported the renegotiation of Avendra’s contract renewal agreements with its owners. Sally Martin, Vice President, Procurement “As vice president, Sally will head our Operating Supplies Division,” said Scott Hollis, senior vice president, Supplier Connections for Avendra. “Under her leadership, we plan to expand our Operating Supplies offering. It is our goal to provide our customers additional products and more varieties of existing products.” Ms. Martin will oversee the entire range of Avendra’s Operating Supplies Division, including manufacturer and distributor relationships for rooms supplies and food and beverage supplies (including amenities, linen, terry, china, glass, silver, smallwares, uniforms, spa, etc.). Ed Thompson, Vice President, Quality Assurance “In his new role, Ed is working to expand our Quality Assurance efforts,” said Brian Weed, COO of Avendra. “In addition to our core QA program, which is largely behind-the-scenes, we will be increasingly working more closely with our customers on QA-related activities at the corporate and property levels, leveraging our expertise to add value to their operations.” Mr. Thompson’s team of quality assurance associates ensure that customers receive safe, high quality products that meet specifications through hundreds of yearly on-site audits in manufacturing plants and distribution centers. His group also assists Avendra’s contracting team in qualifying prospective suppliers being considered for Avendra customers. Rich Warren, Vice President, Program Management “Rich’s new role is a natural extension of his Program Management function,” said Brian Weed, COO of Avendra. “He will lead our efforts to improve overall customer awareness and penetration of our programs, both upon rollout and on an ongoing basis.” Under Mr. Warren’s leadership for the past two years, Avendra has redesigned its program development processes, providing key customers with input into contracting priorities and a strong role in creating the individual contracts, as well as greater transparency into all of these processes. About Avendra Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services company serving hospitality-related industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging $2 billion of annual purchases, expert advisory services and in-depth purchasing data and analysis. Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. Formed in 2001, the company is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has regional offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call toll free, (866) AVENDRA, visit www.avendra.com, or email inquiries to email@example.com.
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