Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) today announced that Barbara J. Beck has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region after three years of leading the company's U.S. and Canadian operations. Jonas Prising has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Manpower's U.S. and Canadian operations from his previous role as Managing Director of Manpower Italy.
Stefano Scabbio will take over as Managing Director of Manpower Italy after serving for two years as Manpower Italy's Finance Director.
"Over the past several years, we have made great strides in expanding our service mix and our worldwide network to better serve the needs of our clients, and all of these individuals have been instrumental in our progress," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, Chairman & CEO of Manpower Inc. "It is a pleasure to be able to move three exceptional executives into new roles where they can continue to grow and contribute to our success at a whole new level."
The management changes will become effective on January 1, 2006. Beck and Prising will report to Chairman & CEO Jeff Joerres. Scabbio will report to Gady Munz, Regional Managing Director of Southern Europe.
Beck joined Manpower in 2002 to run the company's U.S. and Canadian operations, where she improved profitability by 140% in a three-year period.
Prising joined Manpower in 1999 as Sales Director for the company's EMEA region and was promoted to Managing Director of Italy in 2002. Manpower Italy is one of the company's fastest growing operations, increasing revenues by more than 50% under Prising's tenure.
Scabbio has been Chief Financial Officer of Manpower Italy since 2003, and previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Esselunga Group, a leading Italian retail company.
About Manpower Inc.
Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in the employment services industry, offering customers a continuum of services to meet their needs throughout the employment and business cycle. The company specializes in permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment; training; career transition; organizational consulting; and professional financial services. Manpower's worldwide network of 4,300 offices in 72 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 customers per year, including small and medium size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world's largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower's work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction, enabling customers to concentrate on their core business activities. In addition to the Manpower brand, the company operates under the brand names of Right Management Consultants, Jefferson Wells and Elan. More information on Manpower Inc. is available at http://www.manpower.com/ .
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