Uniform supplier G&K Services Inc says that Richard Marcantonio has been named chairman and chief executive officer, following the resignation of chairman Richard Fink.

The company said today that Fink has decided not to stand for re-election to the board of directors at the company's annual shareholders' meeting scheduled for 10 November.

Lenny Pippin, chair of the G&K corporate governance committee, said: "Dick Fink has been a key factor in G&K's success during his 41 year tenure at the company and is largely responsible for shaping G&K into the company that it is today".

Marcantonio has served as president and chief executive officer of the company since the start of last year, before which he was president and chief operating officer.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.