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Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, announced that John J. Zillmer has returned to the company as chief executive officer. He will also become a member of Aramark’s board of directors.

A business leader for over three decades, Zillmer previously spent 18 years at Aramark. Under his leadership as president of global food & support services, Aramark experienced significant growth, ultimately becoming the largest food management provider in North America. Following his prior tenure at the company, Zillmer served as chairman and CEO of Allied Waste Industries. Zillmer also led Univar, a global chemical and ingredients distributor, as CEO and executive chairman.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to rejoin Aramark at such a dynamic time in the company’s history,” says Zillmer via press release. “I look forward to working closely with the board and the Aramark team to drive growth and value for our employees, customers, partners and shareholders.”