SEMINOLE, Fla., Aug. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Superior Uniform Group (Nasdaq:SGC) announced today that effective immediately Mr. Kenneth D. Hooten has been appointed by the Board of Directors to be a Director of the Company until the Company's 2011 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Hooten will be one of four independent directors serving on the Board.
Mr. Hooten is a partner with Concentric Equity Partners of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Hooten founded the firm in 2003 and is responsible for the firm's activities and its overall performance. Prior to founding Concentric, Mr. Hooten was affiliated with ServiceMaster® in a variety of capacities. He founded ServiceMaster® Home Service Center, a joint venture between ServiceMaster® and Kleiner, Perkins, Canfield & Beyers. Mr. Hooten has been active on the Boards of Directors of various companies. He is currently a director of Marathon Data Systems, Provest, Inc., Tricoci University Beauty School and Nature Technologies. Mr. Hooten, who is 47 years old, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
"We are truly fortunate to find an executive with a blend of experience in founding businesses, hands-on management experience and a finance background to serve as a Director of the Company," said Paul Mellini, a fellow Director and Chairman of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Ethics Committee of the Board. "We believe that Ken will be a valuable addition to the Board," said Jerry Benstock, Chairman of the Board. "His experience in founding businesses and his entrepreneurial spirit will be a great help in the further enhancement and development of our strategic initiatives," added Mr. Benstock.ABOUT SUPERIOR Superior Uniform Group, Inc., established in 1920, is one of America's foremost providers of fine uniforms and image apparel. Superior manages award winning apparel programs for major corporations. Superior is a leader in innovative uniform program designs, global manufacturing and state of the art distribution. Superior, through their subsidiary "The Office Gurus" is also a near-shore premium provider of cost effective bilingual contact center and office solutions.
CONTACT: Superior Uniform Group, Inc. Andy Demott (727) 397-9611