From 2000 to January 2003, Mr. Cronk served as executive vice president of Aramark Corporation, Philadelphia, U.s., a provider of managed services, including food, facility, and other support services, in 18 countries with approximately 200,000 employees. During his 22-year period of employment at Aramark he held several other senior positions, including president of the International Food and Support Services Group.
He is a non-executive director of United Financial Holding Inc., Lisle, IL, U.S.; AIM Services, Tokyo, Japan; ARAKOR, Seoul, Korea; and is principal of the Natoma Group, and chairman of GeoStrategy Consulting.
Mr. Cronk will replace Robert Briggs as a non-executive director. Mr. Briggs has decided to step down from the Board.