PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARAMARK, a world leader in providing professional services, today announced the appointment of Steve Reynolds as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective September 4, 2012.
"Steve possesses tremendous legal and business knowledge and experience across various industries that will be a great asset to our company," stated Eric Foss, Chief Executive Officer and President, ARAMARK. "He has an impressive history of achievement and has been a strong leader throughout his 30-year legal career. I am delighted to have him join our ARAMARK team."
In his new position Mr. Reynolds will lead an accomplished legal team that supports ARAMARK's corporate, international, and business unit legal matters. His responsibilities will span the company's food service, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel divisions.
For the past seven years, Mr. Reynolds has been an executive with Alcatel-Lucent, having most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In that position he has provided leadership for a large legal function managing the company's corporate, contractual, litigation, regulatory, compliance, and other needs. He was also a member of the company's Ethics and Compliance Council and Senior Management team.
Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, Mr. Reynolds was Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel at Sanofi-Aventis, the world's third largest pharmaceutical company. In addition to his time as in-house counsel, he spent 18 years practicing commercial and corporate law with two law firms in the New York/New Jersey area – Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger and Vecchione, and Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens.
Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of the Fordham University School of Law and Princeton University, and is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars.
About ARAMARK ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is among FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and is recognized as one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at the company's website, www.aramark.com, or www.twitter.com/aramarknews.