LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SP Plus Corporation (Nasdaq:SP), a leading national provider of professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security and event logistics services, announced that Steven Aiello, Senior Vice President of Operations, has relocated to the Company's San Francisco office, where he has assumed responsibility for the Company's operations in northern California, the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Mr. Aiello, who also will assist with business development efforts in those markets, reports to Ed Simmons, Executive Vice President of Operations for the Company's West Division.

This marks the first time the Company has based a senior vice president in northern California. Creation of the position and the decision to relocate Mr. Aiello reflect the Company's strategic commitment to devote additional resources to the geographic northwest. Prior to his relocation, Mr. Aiello served as senior vice president for the New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania markets.

"We're very excited to have Steven join the West Division of SP+," said Ed Simmons, the Division's Executive Vice President of Operations. "His experience in large, mid-sized and small market segments made him a natural choice for this role, and he will bring a fresh perspective to our west coast operations. Extending our senior leadership into these areas will not only provide our clients with better service, but will allow SP+ to aggressively pursue new business opportunities." 

For the past 20 years, Mr. Aiello has held management positions for the two largest parking companies in North America, Standard Parking and Central Parking. He has held memberships in numerous industry associations including: the International Parking Institute (IPI), Urban Land Institute, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and multiple regional parking associations. Mr. Aiello received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular, Developmental and Cellular Biology from the University of Colorado. He earned his Masters of International Business (MIB) from the University of Miami.

About SP+

SP Plus Corporation (Nasdaq:SP) provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry.   SP+ has nine operating divisions, each of which focuses exclusively on the idiosyncrasies and specific needs of a single vertical market. The Company has more than 23,000 employees.   

Under its Standard Parking and Central Parking brands, the Company operates approximately 4,300 parking facilities and over two million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 75 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly-owned subsidiary, is one of the nation's premier valet operators, serving more four and five diamond luxury hotels and resorts than any other operator.

Additional SP+ service lines include SP+ Transportation, which annually transports over 34 million passengers; SP+ Facility Maintenance, which operates in dozens of U.S. cities; SP+ Security, which currently provides licensed security services in six U.S. states and Toronto, Canada; and SP+ Event Logistics, which provides a wide range of travel demand planning and management services, both for special events – such as the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four – as well as on a year-round basis for large event venues such as Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, FedEx Field in Landover, MD and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  Learn more about SP+ at www.spplus.com.
CONTACT: Edward Simmons         Executive Vice President         esimmons@spplus.com         213-488-3175

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