MINNEAPOLIS – AmeriPride Services, a textile rental services and supply company in North America, announced several new director appointments and promotions.
Kristin LeBre was appointed to the role of Director of US Labor Relations and HR. LeBre is an experienced senior legal counselor with expertise in labor and employment law, compliance and litigation management. She started her career at Winthrop & Weinstine and has served as in-house counsel for several public and privately-held companies, including ShopNBC, Musicland, Nash Finch and Fingerhut. LeBre has a J.D. from the University of Iowa, and is currently active in the Minnesota Association of Corporate Counsel and has served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Employment Law Governing Council.
Kathy Jennings has been promoted to Senior Director/Operations Controller. Jennings oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting and payroll teams, as well as a variety of special projects to standardize and centralize back-office processes. She was recently named to the Finance & Commerce ‘Top Women in Finance’ List, which recognizes women who are making notable contributions to their professions, their communities and society at large. She is also an enthusiastic leader in the company’s community outreach and volunteer programs, including the annual MS150 ride.
Todd Schlachter has been appointed as Director of Direct Sales and will now lead this function across the US and Canada. He and his team will work to enhance and promote AmeriPride’s direct sales capabilities while presenting an integrated rental and purchase solution for customers. Schlachter started with the company in 1994 and has excelled in various service and sales positions during his tenure, most recently as a sales director in the Eastern US and Canada. He works out of the company’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto.
“Our people are our most important asset,” said Bill Evans, President and CEO at AmeriPride. “I am very pleased with these recent organizational changes and confident that these appointments will help us continue to find success and profitable growth in our key markets.”