Pat Harlow Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of The Service Companies
Mr. Harlow brings extensive experience leading both privately held companies as well as publicly traded businesses to The Service Companies, an integrated facility and hospitality services provider.
Miramar, FL, January 19, 2021 (PRWeb) – The Service Companies, Inc. (“The Service Companies”) announced the appointment of Pat Harlow as Chief Executive Officer. In this role he will partner with The Service Companies’ management team to set the strategic direction of the company, execute on operational initiatives, and drive profitable growth.
For over four decades, Mr. Harlow has helped companies grow their business and create enterprise value. Since 2010 he has served as an Operating Partner with Gridiron Capital and worked closely with six portfolio companies, helping the management teams focus on growing their businesses. Prior to joining Gridiron, he was Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board for Contech Construction Products Inc. from 1999 to 2008. During this time he helped transition Contech from a slow-moving publicly traded company to a laser focused team, creating value in a private equity world. Mr. Harlow also had a 21-year career with Ingersoll-Rand Company. He began his career as a Sales Engineer, and held varying positions which included, Worldwide Marketing Manager, General Manager and VP General Manager of two divisions.
“The global pandemic has created significant challenges for many companies and industries, none more so than the hospitality industry,” stated Mr. Harlow. “As I look to the future I am excited to be joining an industry leading team that is focused on exceeding our customer’s expectations every single day. Fortunately I believe our industry is poised for significant growth as the pandemic subsides and I look forward to leading our team as we take advantage of these growth opportunities.”
Mr. Harlow received his Bachelor’s degree from Loyola College of Maryland and his Masters in Business Management from Central Michigan University.
About The Service Companies
The Service Companies is a trusted integrated services partner providing unparalleled and innovative facility and hospitality services to hospitality, corporate cafeteria, university, school, stadium, and commercial facilities across the United States and Bahamas. The Service Companies’ model delivers streamlined processes, improved health and cleanliness, and efficiencies that improve profitability. For more information on The Service Companies, call (800) 385-8800 or visit www.theservicecompanies.com.