AmeriPride Promotes Steiner to SVP Role

Posted January 5, 2017 at 7:35 pm

AmeriPride Services Inc., Minnetonka, MN, recently announced the appointment of Andrew Steiner to senior vice president of Canadian operations. The fourth-generation family owner will have fiscal and operational oversight over the company’s entire Canadian operations, including 35 production facilities and service centers across Canada. The promotion took effect on Jan. 1, according to a news release.

Steiner has been with AmeriPride since 2001 in various marketing, sales, service and technology roles. He most recently served as vice president of marketing and customer operations. In this role, he was responsible for online and traditional marketing, customer experience, product management and digital strategy. Over the past decade he has supervised many high-profile projects for the company, including fleet upgrades and its alternative fuel vehicle initiative, as well as several digital advances.

“Andrew has been a transformational leader in the company and is a trusted member of my executive leadership team,” said Bill Evans, president and CEO of AmeriPride. “He has played a key role in shaping the strategic direction of our organization and has been a strong advocate for change in the company and the industry. As a family owner, he also feels a great personal responsibility to protect the family legacy that was established generations before him.”

Steiner’s great-grandfather Frank founded the company in 1889, and his grandfather George and father Robin were both involved with the company. Prior to joining the company in 2001, Steiner was the founder and owner of Blue Link Innovations Inc. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago-Booth School of Management and a BSE (bachelor’s of science in engineering) degree from Princeton University.

“Andrew has a deep understanding of the industry and extensive formal business education, and he has been able to apply this knowledge to benefit our U.S. and Canadian operations,” Evans said. “I trust his judgment and counsel on a wide range of operational and management issues, and I am very confident in his abilities.”

Steiner is replacing Naiem Nairouz, who retired at the end of the year after 36 years of service to the company.