Eric is the chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a $15 billion global provider of food, facilities and uniform services.
Eric was named president and CEO in 2012 and chairman of the board in 2015. Since his appointment, Aramark has recorded consistent growth in sales, new business and adjusted net income and operating margins. He is also improving profitability by establishing a repeatable business model across the company.
He led Aramark’s successful return to the New York Stock Exchange in December 2013.
Under Eric’s leadership, Aramark and its 270,000 employees are poised for sustainable growth through new business generation, geographic expansion and more efficient operations.
Prior to joining Aramark, Eric served as chairman and CEO of Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), the world’s largest bottler of Pepsi-Cola.
He was named CEO and elected to the PBG Board of Directors in 2006 and elevated to chairman in 2008.
He participated in the successful process of taking PBG public in 1999. Eric oversaw the acquisition of PBG by PepsiCo in 2010, which brought outstanding value to PBG shareholders, and then led the integration of the business within the corporation serving as CEO of PepsiCo’s Pepsi Beverages Company.
Throughout his career with Aramark, PBG and PepsiCo, Eric Foss has established a strong track record of generating profitable growth through integrated strategies and consistent execution that meets or exceeds financial commitments. He has led global teams to successfully build leading brands through a frontline-first mindset while achieving broad-based productivity gains.
Today he serves on the board of directors of Aramark, Cigna, Catalyst and the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. Eric is also a member of the Business Roundtable and the Wall Street Journal CEO Council.
Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Ball State University and was honored with the Miller College of Business Award of Distinction in 2005.
Andy Siklos joined Aramark in 2016 as President of Aramark Canada. In this role, Andy oversees a team of 12,000 amazing employees dedicated to serving millions of Canadians everyday by providing outstanding food and facilities support in major Universities, Hospitals, Offices, Remote Camps and more.
With over 30 years in the Packaged goods industry in both Canada and the US, Andy brings a wide range of experience in Marketing, Operations, Strategy and Sales.
Previous to Aramark, Andy spent 25 years at PepsiCo where he held a number of senior roles.
He served as Vice President, Beverage Sales, for the Club and Mass Channel in the US. Prior to that, he led the Retail Selling organization in Canada for 8 years. Andy has also had a number of operations roles as he ran bottling facilities in Southwest Ontario (Canada) and South Florida (US). He started his career at PepsiCo in Brand Marketing, having worked primarily on Diet Pepsi.
A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Andy is known as a highly collaborative leader who focuses on coaching and developing talent that yield high performing, highly engaged, and customer centric.
In his role as Vice President, Operational Excellence, Patrick is responsible for national field support, program deployment/execution and mobilization of Aramark resources. Patrick brings 25 years of experience in contract management services most recently as Vice President of Operations for Western Canada, Aramark and previously as Vice President and COO of Crothall Services Canada. Early on in Patrick’s career he spent many years with Aramark leading the Integrated Managed Services Division for Business Dining and also served as District Manager and Operations Manager in the Facility Services Division.
Brian Emmerton is a Registered Dietitian and a graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Food, Nutrition, & Consumer Studies. Brian also holds a diploma with honours in Food Service Supervision from the University of Guelph-Kemptville College. He is a credentialed Food Executive with the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals, a certified Long Term Care Administrator, and has over 25 years of executive leadership and management in food & support services for healthcare and senior living.
Brian has been with Aramark Canada Ltd for almost 25 years and currently serves as the Vice President & General Manager for Complete Purchasing Services Inc., Canada’s leading purchasing solutions provider, a company that specializes in saving time and money for clients through a combination of procurement & program solutions for their operations.
Brian’s has a passion for consumer affairs and is a champion in the foodservice industry; he has been instrumental in driving product innovations, particularly in the senior living market through his insights on trends, behaviours, and operational requirements. He is also the executive sponsor for Aramark Canada’s Nutrition and Wellness Task Force, a cross company multidisciplinary team that works on health initiatives to enrich and nourish lives of our clients.