May 25, 2012 |
There is nothing in the deep backgrounds of either Joseph Neubauer or Aileen Roberts that quite augurs the passion, imagination, and sheer stubbornness required to move an embedded cultural monument and build it anew. Yet that is exactly what Neubauer and Roberts have helped achieve, and on Thursday they will receive the coveted Philadelphia Award, the civic honor established in 1921 by Ladies' Home Journal editor Edward W. Bok, in recognition of their efforts. The award, given for their central roles in bringing the Barnes Foundation from Merion to Philadelphia and finding the financial wherewithal and architectural panache to pull it off, will be presented, appropriately enough, at the foundation's just-opened building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
December 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - When Eric J. Foss, Aramark's chief executive, huddled for about 20 minutes Thursday morning with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange waiting for the first trade of the Philadelphia company's new shares, that may well have been the longest break he's had in the last week and a half. Foss and other Aramark executives have been to nine cities in the last eight days, meeting with more than 200 institutional investors to drum up interest in Aramark, which was going public for the third time.
April 26, 1998 |
Time has run out on Aramark Corp.'s controversial plan to convert itself into one of the nation's biggest companies wholly owned by its bosses and workers. Officials of the Philadelphia multinational were mum last week on the prospects for resuscitating the plan, which was struck down by a Delaware judge in February. Aramark initially appealed. But in papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month, Aramark acknowledged it has abandoned the plan "in its current form," and dropped its legal proceedings.
August 9, 2006 |
A $6.3 billion bid to put Aramark Corp., one of Philadelphia's biggest companies, in the hands of private investors led by chairman Joseph Neubauer has been approved by the company's directors. Aramark, which got its start in 1936 as a seller of peanuts, is now known for selling food in venues such as Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field, and for operating hotels and restaurants in national parks. This marks the second time that the company, led by Neubauer since 1983, has moved to take itself off the stock market.
April 12, 1993 |
"Hey, I'm gonna go hang out with Gracie," exclaimed Joseph Neubauer as he broke away from an entourage of ARA Services Inc. executives to dart behind a food-service counter in an ARA-run cafeteria. Grace Bland, beef carver and rotisserie operator, giggled indulgently, scolded ARA's chief executive officer for getting in her way, and then posed with him for a photo. This particular byplay, on a tour of an ARA-managed corporate cafeteria, may have been just staged-for-the-media foolishness.
October 29, 2003 |
William Leonard, 55, was named chief executive yesterday of Aramark Corp., the Philadelphia-based global food and facilities-management firm where he has worked for 21 years. When he takes over in January, he will become only the fourth CEO in the company's 44 years, succeeding Joseph Neubauer, 62, who has held the office since 1984. There will not be a lot of changes, Leonard said. "Joe and I think alike at work. . . . After work, we're as different as night and day. . . . He's symphony and opera.
July 19, 1999 |
Compensation in the most recent fiscal year for which data are available of selected corporate officers at Philadelphia-area companies required to report this information to the SEC. Total includes salary, bonus, restricted stock awards, incentive plan payouts and, for executives marked with an asterisk, profits from options granted in previous years. The key to the position abbreviations is on the next page. NAME TITLE TOTAL A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Blackwood, Retail Jack Parker CEO 300,000 Rex Rambo COO 300,000 Patricia A. Parker EVP 215,000 Leslie H. Gordon CFO 207,000 William Kaplan Ch 150,000 Acrodyne Communications, Blue Bell, Communications equipment A. Robert Mancuso CEO 150,000 Daniel D. Traynor GM 126,500 Timothy P. Hulick VP 113,000 Advanta, Spring House, Financial services Dennis Alter CEO 10,293,590 Olaf Olafsson P 7,446,171 William A. Rosoff VCh 6,842,081 Philip M. Browne CFO 1,959,704 Charles H. Podowski CEO/S 722,072 Airgas, Radnor, Distribution Herman Knieling GP 939,019 Peter McCausland CEO 550,000 William A. Rice Jr. COO 285,356 Ted R. Schulte VP 273,390 Samuel H. Goldstein CIO 225,000 Air Products & Chemicals, Allentown, Chemicals Harold A. Wagner CEO 4,301,191 Joseph J. Kaminski EVP 1,908,765 John P. Jones 3d COO 1,678,040 James H. Agger GC 1,588,988 Robert E. Gadomski EVP 1,514,937 Alliance...
June 2, 1988 |
AN OLYMPIAN TASK lies ahead for ARA Services Inc. Joseph Neubauer (left), ARA chairman, and B.I. Kim, director of business for the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee, signed a contract yesterday under which ARA will provide food service for the athletes at this summer's Olympic Games.
May 4, 2012 |
About 50 members of the Communications Workers of America protested in Rittenhouse Square on Thursday over stalled contract talks with Verizon Communications Inc. The current contract expired last August. The hour-long protest at noon by the union's Local 13000 was timed to coincide with Verizon's annual meeting in Huntsville, Ala., and the local Verizon workers targeted the home of Joseph Neubauer, a Verizon director. "Progress toward a new contract can only be achieved in engagement at the bargaining table, not union rallies," said Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski.
January 30, 1987 |
ARA, the Philadelphia food service conglomerate, announced yesterday that it has teamed with General Motors to form a worldwide industrial cleaning company that could employ 1,000 people in five years. The company, known as GMARA, will be based in Troy, Michigan. The company will specialize the the management of industrial cleaning activities from manufacturing plants, including GM plants. GM spent $500 million on industrial cleaning last year. The automaker already employs more than 13,000 people in industrial cleaning.