Orkin, the main pest-control brand of Atlanta-based Rollins Inc., has announced a raft of new international franchise agreements, mostly in Latin America. The company announced July 17 that it had added six new franchises in three Brazilian cities, plus Nicaragua and the international capitals of Lima, Peruand Jakarta, Indonesia. The Brazilian cities include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. As it does with all new franchisees, Rollins has […]
Atlanta attorney Richard Kaye, who has a wealth of experience in international transactions, has joined Barnes & Thornburg’s local office. A corporate and commercial attorney, Mr. Kaye has worked extensively with European clients, especially in France, and has experience in Asia as well as on domestic transactions related to mergers, real estate, construction finance and […]
YKK Corp. of America, the Marietta-based unit of the Japanese zipper giant, has named a new president with extensive experience in Central and South America. The metro Atlanta company has responsibility over YKK Group operations stretching from Canada to Colombia. Jim Reed, who was hired in 2009 and eventually climbed to chief legal counsel of […]
When building an aerotropolis, a city needs a full-time champion, according to John Kasarda, the University of North Carolina business professor who popularized the airport-area urban development scheme. Now, the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance has that in Shelley Lamar, a former airport official who was named its executive director earlier this month. Ms. Lamar comes to […]
Atlanta’s German chamber has continued the tradition of selecting a new CEO from within its ranks after announcing the coming departure of its current leader. Stefanie Jehlitschka, who has been with the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. for 11 years, will take the helm March 1. “I am grateful to the board of directors, members […]
United Parcel Service Inc. is a prominent pro-trade voice in Washington, and now one of its former executives is being considered for the post of U.S. trade representative. Jovita Carranza, who worked more than 30 years culminating in prominent positions for the Atlanta-based package delivery and logistics giant, recently met with President-elect Donald J. Trump to discuss the […]
British financial software firm Sword Apak has expanded its Alpharetta base once again, citing strong demand for its platforms serving the automotive and banking sectors. It’s the second time in the last two years the company has moved to new office space, as the company has averaged doubling its employee counts each year since it entered […]
Atlanta-based communications consultancy Speakeasy Inc. has added a new director of business development in its Netherlands office. Alain Mulder joins the firm from Totaal, a company he founded in 2010 to manage apartments and condominium associations. Speakeasy, which runs personal-growth programs and classes that train executives to communicate better, has five offices in the U.S. along with an […]
Nearly a month after his death, supporters and colleagues are making good on promises to keep Narsi Narasimhan’s legacy alive, as two more planned events will memorialize the networking guru in the coming weeks.
WEG S.A., the Brazilian motor manufacturer with U.S. headquarters and warehouse in Atlanta, last month purchased a competitor in Indiana to expand its presence in the American market.