Elior Group, one of the world's leading operators in contract & concession catering, announces the April departure of Dr. Brian Poplin, President and CEO of Elior North America. Brian Poplin has decided not to renew his contract after a successful four-year tenure with Elior North America and to embrace new challenges. He will continue to lead the organization through April 2019 and will remain a shareholder of Elior North America.

Elior North America is a great company with team members committed to making a difference in the communities that they serve. The current leadership team in North America will continue to build upon the many accomplishments our teams have already delivered,” said Brian Poplin.

Philippe Guillemot, CEO of Elior Group and Chairman of Elior North America, said: “Since taking the helm in 2015 together with his team, Brian has focused on building year after year growth and world-class service, and has positioned the organization for long-term success. I have strong ambitions for Elior North America for the future, with talented teams in place to continue growing and moving forward. Thanks to our extended partnership with Mike Bailey, co-founder of Elior North America, we will continue our roll-up strategy in North America.”

Elior Group is running a process, both internally and externally, to identify and place a new CEO for Elior North America shortly.