EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Rickoff, a highly experienced travel retail professional who has served the industry for over 40 years, has joined Hudson Group as Vice President, Business Development.
Mark will have responsibility for building Hudson's business relationships in both new and existing markets. He will report to Mike Mullaney, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development.
During his career, Mark has been associated with many prominent companies, such as American Airlines/Sky Chefs, Concession Air Corporation, Dobbs House, Marriott and WH Smith.
Most recently, he served as Vice President of Location Development for automated retailer ZoomSystems, with responsibility for expanding the brand's footprint in the United States. He graduated from Penn State University and received a law degree from New York's St. John's University.
Noted Hudson Group President & CEO Joe DiDomizio: "I have known Mark for over 20 years, and he is someone I have always looked up to and admired. His experience in the travel industry is unsurpassed. His laugh is unmistakable and infectious; his character and personality so winning that you can't help but like him within seconds of meeting him. Mark will be a welcome addition to the Hudson Group family."
About Hudson Group:
Hudson Group is the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international duty-free travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. The company operates over 700 Hudson, Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada. Dufry operates additional newsstands in 12 more countries around the world. Dufry operates over 1,400 stores in 47 countries and 180 airports and transportation terminals.
SOURCE Hudson Group