UK-based JSG names new CEO

Textile services provider Johnson Service Group (JSG) from Cheshire UK has named a new Chief Executive Officer to succeed Chris Sander.

The company has announced the appointment of Peter Egan to the board of directors as chief operating officer ahead of assuming the role of chief executive. Egan’s transition to chief operating officer will be effective as from 1 April 2018, giving him time to hand over his current responsibilities.

Egan (45) has more than 25 years of experience in the textile rental sector. He joined JSG in 1998 and has been managing director of the group’s workwear rental operations, Johnsons Apparelmaster, since 2014.  Paul Moody, chairman of Johnson Service Group: “Peter is an enormously talented leader and this appointment recognises his significant contribution to the development of the group to date. The board is confident in his ability to lead JSG through its next stage of growth as we focus on continuing to build long-term shareholder value.”

Commenting on Chris Sander’s retirement from the JSG board, chairman Bill Shannon, said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Chris, who during his 34 years with the Group, has made a significant contribution to its success and, as CEO, led the Group through a sustained period of exceptional growth.”