As we begin 2018, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some important news with you regarding our plans for continuing the success and longevity of Aristeo.
It has always been my goal to perpetuate this business, and over the past decade we have taken a number of steps to achieve that goal: building a talented team, sustaining the financial strength of the business, and diversifying into new markets and geographies.
As we begin our 5th decade in business, the time has come to take another strategic step. This year, we will begin transitioning our company to a new generation of management. Key changes include:
Michelle Barton will assume an elevated leadership role throughout 2018 and will succeed me as President by the end of the year. After serving the business for over 12 years in a variety of cross functional leadership roles, Michelle brings with her a unique depth of knowledge about Aristeo and the industry. I’m confident that her drive, vision, and strong leadership will help steward Aristeo into our next phase of growth.
Jon Rigoni has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. For the last five years of his 21 year career with Aristeo, Jon served as our General Manager of Construction. He exhibits a detailed customer focus, embodies our safety and process oriented culture, and genuinely lives and leads by Aristeo’s core values. These skills will serve him well as he manages the operating activities of all of Aristeo’s business units, and continues to advance our high level of customer satisfaction, legacy of quality workmanship, and unparalleled construction expertise.
Anne Martinelli has recently joined the Aristeo team as our Chief Strategy Officer. Over the course of her 17 year career, Anne has led operating, purchasing, and strategy teams at consumer facing, Fortune 500 businesses. Anne’s planning and analytics expertise will help lead Aristeo’s business development efforts, steward the direction of the company, and aid in developing Aristeo’s vision and execution plan as we move forward.
I will remain a part of Aristeo’s leadership, focusing on fostering stronger industry and client relationships, as well as supporting and mentoring our management team. As Aristeo moves into our next phase of business, I am grateful for the commitment and support from our clients, employees, and friends. Aristeo will continue to thrive and we can all look forward to a safe and productive 2018.