East Rutherford-based Hudson Group 0n Monday announced the appointment of Tom Waldron as senior vice president, food and beverage.
Waldron joins Hudson Group from ISS America Inc., where he served as division vice president, aviation. He brings more than 20 years of experience in food and beverage operations and business development. Much of his experience is anchored in the airport industry at companies such as SSP America and HMS Host, with a specific focus on full-service restaurants and contract foodservice operations.
“Expanding our presence in food and beverage service is a key growth opportunity for Hudson Group,” said Roger Fordyce, Hudson Group chief executive officer. “Tom Waldron’s extensive experience in food and beverage will be instrumental as we look ahead, and we’re pleased to welcome him to our management team. His insight will ultimately enhance the customer experience, unlock value for all of our stakeholders, and position Hudson Group for long-term sustainable growth.”
Waldron has held positions for many popular casual dining brands like Ruby Tuesday and Charlie Browns. In 1999, Tom began working for Restaurant Associates and in 2004, he joined Aramark, where he was tasked with creating an operating model to manage their newest flagship account, Goldman Sachs. While at the company, he managed a portfolio of Aramark’s premium contracts and directed day-to-day operations across five states.
In 2008, Tom joined HMS Host as the director of restaurant development, where he designed, built, managed, and negotiated contracts, later joining SSP America in 2010 as vice president, business development.