AmeriPride Advances Two Execs

Posted January 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm

AmeriPride Services, Minneapolis, recently announced new appointments for two senior executives, according to a news release.

Dave Rotman has advanced to the post of vice president of marketing and supply chain. He joined AmeriPride in 2007 and has served the company in various leadership roles. Rotman previously served as vice president of supply chain; now he’ll now oversee the marketing function for the company as well.

“Dave’s leadership in product marketing, project management and systems alignment has led to significant improvements across the organization, advancing our standardization efforts and improving our capabilities in reporting and technology,” said Bill Evans, president and CEO of AmeriPride. “I am confident that Dave’s company experience, industry knowledge and organizational leadership will ensure success in his new role.”

Rotman previously held leadership roles at Teleplan Wireless, Gelco Information Network, Wam!Net and 3M. He has a BA degree from the University of Minnesota.

In addition, Leo Smith has advanced to the post of vice president of customer operations. Smith joined the company in 2009. He served most recently as senior director of customer operations. In his new assignment, he’ll oversee ongoing efforts to increase customer satisfaction and retention, improve efficiencies and automation, and promote customer development and growth.

“During his tenure with the company, Leo has affected significant change and has overseen the development of many impactful service programs and digital tools,” said Evans. “I know he will continue to help us provide better service through technology and improve our systems to better serve our customers.”

Prior to AmeriPride, Smith served as senior vice president of commercial operations at Gelco Information Network. He also held senior leadership roles at Teleplan Wireless and Dataserv. Smith is a graduate of the Minnesota Management Institute at the Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis.