Corporate Director of Operations
Laurie Katinos is one of the leading hospitality operations directors in the country. Her expertise in the rooms division and housekeeping operations spans over 20 years, with the majority of her time spent with Hyatt Hotels Corporation and The Service Companies. Her knowledge and operations savvy has contributed to The Service Companies’ expertise in hospitality cleaning.
Senior Vice President, Sales
John Thiesfeld joined The Service Companies in July, 2009. Prior to this, John enjoyed a distinguished 25 year career in hospitality sales and marketing. Within that tenure, John spent nearly 17 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation progressing from on-property sales leadership to Vice President of sales, revenue and marketing operations for some of Hyatt’s largest and most profitable regions. He also previously worked for a hospitality asset management firm.
Regional Vice President, Operations
Victor Vargas launched his career at The Service Companies as a Third Shift Kitchen Cleaner in 2002. With dedication and mastery of his craft, he has advanced through the company into his current role as Regional Vice President. Victor is The Service Companies’ resident expert on floor care and kitchen cleaning.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Having a distinguished 35 years of experience in all facets of hotel development and operation, Victor Lopez is a true hospitality expert. Before joining The Service Companies, he held leadership roles at Hyatt. There he oversaw the operations of 32 properties from South America to Hawaii, including all resort properties in North America. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Camp Hyatt, Spa Hyatt, Golf Hyatt and learning vacation programs, as well as the gaming operations attached to Hyatt Resorts.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Cornel Sneekes began his career in the engineering services industry in March of 1981. Since then he has held key executive positions at ABM, ABLE, ISS and The Service Companies. He has been directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of facility systems, staffing, labor relations, contract development and delivery of services for data centers, class “A” high-rise, industrial, hotels, medical, retail and truck route services. Cornel holds a General “B” Contractors license with the State of California, unlimited steam license with the city of Los Angeles, Certification with I.U.O.E. Local 501 and is a Director on the Board of PCRF.