Steven A. Rudnitsky, a veteran of Kraft Foods, Nabisco, Pillsbury, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson, will become the next chairman & chief executive officer of Cendant?fs hotel group.
Rudnitsky, 43, most recently was president of Kraft Food Services and executive vice president of Kraft Foods, based in Glenview, Ill. He expects to begin his Cendant duties March 25, reporting to Stephen P. Holmes, chairman & chief executive officer of Cendant`s Hospitality Division.
The hotel group of Cendant Corporation, based in Parsippany, N.J., is the world`s largest lodging franchisor with 6,617 open hotels representing 552,759 rooms on five continents under the Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Villager, Wingate Inn and AmeriHost Inn brands. All hotels are individually owned and operated.
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