Compass North America's Gary Green: "We Have Big Ambitions"

This interview with Food Management originally appeared in the August, 1999 issue, just after Gary Green had assumed the CEO position of Compass-North America. At the time, the North American division had sales of about $2.6 billion and had not yet acquired a number of other iconic contract management companies that would provide an important avenue for future growth.

FM: Was your promotion to the CEO position in June a surprise? 
Green: Actually, we have been talking about it for a couple of months now so it wasn’t actually a surprise. It’s a planned change, a natural progression given how big the company is getting. It’s really a natural result of growth.

 
FM: How would you ch

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