Senior vice president - field operations at apparel program and facility service provider G & K Services Inc, Jeffrey Kiesel, has resigned to pursue other interests.

Kiesel, who joined G & K in July 2003, will leave the company on 17 April.

The company said it was currently seeking a successor for Kiesel and said it anticipated using the opportunity to "further improve field operating results".

The company will incur a charge of approximately $0.02 of earnings per share for severance and recruiting costs in the third quarter ending 2 April 2005.

G&K Services Inc. is a market leader in branded identity apparel programs and facility services in the US, and is the largest such provider in Canada.