Andy Rattner to Head Nuance North America

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., April 20, 2015 /CNW/ -- Rick Yockelson, Senior Vice President of People Administration for Hudson Group and Joe Bau, Director of Human Resources for Nuance, have announced the promotion of Andy Rattner to the position of Senior Vice President, Operations for all Nuance North America locations. 

Mr. Rattner joined the Nuance executive team in 2005 as Vice President of Operations and later took on the roles of Vice President of Buying & Merchandising and Global Head of Category, Perfume & Cosmetics. 

"I am looking forward to the challenge of leading the amazing group of professionals that is the Nuance North America team as we become a part of the world-leading Dufry organization," he said.

Mr. Rattner will report to Roger Fordyce, Chief Operating Officer of Hudson Group, who noted: "Andy's unparalleled experience in both Operations and Merchandising made him the ideal choice for this role. His diverse background will enhance not only the Nuance locations, but the Dufry and Hudson locations across North America as well."

Based in Toronto, Andy will oversee the entire Nuance operation in North America, including the support center and staff in the Toronto office. Andy will also play an instrumental role in the ongoing integration between Hudson and Nuance, which was recently acquired by parent company Dufry.

"We welcome Andy Rattner to our team and family," said Joe DiDomizio, President & CEO of Hudson Group, and COO of Dufry Region 4 (North America). "His vast experience and leadership skills will be invaluable assets as we integrate and align our organizations across North America."

About Hudson Group:
Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. Hudson Group 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 over 1,700 stores in more than 60 countries and 240 airports and transportation terminals around the world.

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SOURCE Hudson Group

For further information: Laura Samuels, Vice President, Corporate Communications, 201-528-2402, lsamuels@hudsongroup.com, http://www.hudsongroup.com

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