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Andy Rattner to head Nuance North America operations

Andy Rattner has been selected as the new head of Nuance’s North America operations by Dufry Group/Hudson Group in the Americas and will play an “instrumental role” in the ongoing integration between the two companies.

Rattner will take on the position of senior vice-president, Operations for all Nuance North America locations reporting to Roger Fordyce, Chief Operating Officer of Hudson Group, stated Hudson Group in a statement.

Rattner joined the Nuance executive team in 2005 as vice-president of Operations and later took on the roles of vice-president of Buying & Merchandising and global head of Category, Perfume & Cosmetics.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of leading the amazing group of professionals that is the Nuance North America team as we become a part of the world-leading Dufry organisation,” said Rattner.

Fordyce added: “Andy’s unparalleled experience in both Operations and Merchandising made him the ideal choice for this role. His diverse background will enhance not only the Nuance locations, but the Dufry and Hudson locations across North America as well.”

Based in Toronto, Rattner will oversee the entire Nuance operation in North America, including the support centre and staff in the Toronto office. Rattner will also play an instrumental role in the ongoing integration between Hudson and Nuance, which was recently acquired by parent company Dufry, added the company.

“We welcome Andy Rattner to our team and family,” said Hudson Group president & CEO and Dufry Region 4 (North America) COO Joe DiDomizio,. “His vast experience and leadership skills will be invaluable assets as we integrate and align our organisations across North America.”

Hudson Group is the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry Group.