Aristeo Announces Management Changes for 2018
LIVONIA, MI Aristeo announces that it will begin transitioning to a new generation of management in 2018. This move will set Aristeo up for continued success and longevity and will move the company into its next phase of business. Key changes include:
Michelle Barton will assume an elevated leadership role throughout 2018 and will succeed Joe Aristeo as President by the end of the year. After serving the business for more than 12 years in a variety of cross functional leadership roles, Barton brings with her a unique depth of knowledge about Aristeo and the industry. Her drive, vision, and strong leadership will help steward Aristeo into its next phase of growth.
"One of the most important goals we have as a company is maintaining our identity as a business while continuing to grow strategically," said Barton. "Aristeo has experienced recent growth that has doubled our business volume over the last five years and we are proud to be the fourth largest general contractor in the state. This success is directly attributable to our culture of safety, quality workmanship, high level of customer satisfaction, and employee dedication. In order to continue this success, we must work to maintain our status as both a contractor of choice and an employer of choice through a commitment to our founding family values, our employees, and our customers."
Jon Rigoni has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. For the last five years of his 21-year career with Aristeo, Rigoni served as Aristeo's General Manager of Construction. He exhibits a detailed customer focus, embodies the company's safety and process oriented culture, and genuinely lives and leads by Aristeo's core values. These skills will serve him well as he manages the operating activities of all of Aristeo's business units, and continues to advance Aristeo's high level of customer satisfaction, legacy of quality workmanship, and unparalleled construction expertise.
"Over the years, my perspective has been heavily influenced by working alongside our skilled tradespeople and project teams across hundreds of customer facilities each year," said Rigoni. "It is their comprehensive expertise that helped build this company's reputation, and my deep understanding of their experience provides me with unique clarity on how to help Aristeo consistently improve quality, have exceptional safety practices, and continue to exceed our customers' expectations year after year."
Anne Martinelli has recently joined the Aristeo team as the Chief Strategy Officer. Throughout the course of her 17-year career, Martinelli has led operating, purchasing, and strategy teams at consumer facing, Fortune 500 businesses. Martinelli's planning and analytics expertise will help lead Aristeo's business development efforts, steward the direction of the company, and aid in developing Aristeo's vision and execution plan as they move forward.
"We are fortunate to have trusted partnerships with our customers--some of which we have served consistently for 40 years," said Martinelli. "Our customers have rapidly evolving businesses, and we are extremely responsive to their needs. In 2018, we want to ensure that our existing customers deeply understand our full suite of capabilities, while we also pursue additional markets where our unique business model will position us for long-term success.
Throughout these changes, Joe Aristeo will remain a part of Aristeo's leadership. He will focus on fostering strong industry and client relationships, as well as supporting and mentoring the management team.
"It has always been my goal to perpetuate this business, and over the past decade we have taken a number of steps to achieve that goal: building a talented team, sustaining the financial strength of the business, and diversifying into new markets and geographies," explained Aristeo. "As we move into our next phase of business, I am grateful for the commitment and support from our clients, employees, and friends. Aristeo will continue to thrive and we can look forward to a safe and productive 2018."