Progressive Group of Franchise Service Companies Creates President and COO Position to Help Accelerate Growth
June 02, 2008 // Franchising.com // Ann Arbor, MI – Service Brands International (SBI), a multi-concept franchisor of brands that provide a variety of timesaving home services ideally suited for today's active consumer, announced today it has appointed John McDonald to its newly created President and COO position.
As part of the major growth strategy for its three brands – Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and 1-800-DryClean – SBI hired John McDonald, formerly CEO of Vision Event Productions and Executive Vice President, Business Development and Sales for FedEx Kinko's Office and Print Services, Inc., to fill the newly created President and COO position. In addition to overseeing operations and ensuring the best practices for Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and 1-800-DryClean, McDonald will be instrumental in expanding additional franchise brands brought under the SBI umbrella in the future. McDonald brings more than 30 years of sales and management experience to SBI.
"We're thrilled to welcome a seasoned professional like John McDonald to our outstanding corporate team," said David McKinnon, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Service Brands International. "His expertise will be key in continuing to expand our existing brands, as well as propelling potential service brands we plan to develop in the future."
SBI houses nearly 100 corporate professionals in its home office, ready to support its franchise systems, franchise owners from coast to coast, and more than 20 million satisfied customers.
"This is a tremendous opportunity. I look forward to being a part of a winning team, and accelerating the growth of each well-respected brand. In addition, I'm excited to be a driving force behind expanding that portfolio in the future," McDonald said.
Founded in 1984, Service Brands International is a privately held, multi-concept franchise system with worldwide headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its portfolio of home-services brands includes category leaders Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman, and 1-800-DryClean. Molly Maid is the most respected name in the residential cleaning industry. Entrepreneur magazine ranks Mr. Handyman the #1 handyman service franchise. 1-800-DryClean is Entrepreneur magazine's #1 delivery services franchise and is carving a preferred niche in a booming $10 billion industry. For more information visit www.servicebrands.com.