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Carlson Appoints Tony Pellegrin as SVP of Corporate Development

Monday December 16th, 2013 - 12:05PM


Tony Pellegrin

MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced the appointment of Tony Pellegrin as SVP, Corporate Development, Carlson.

Pellegrin will report directly to Trudy Rautio, president and CEO, Carlson. He will spearhead the corporate development efforts for Carlson as well as lead the strategic planning process.

“We are excited to welcome Tony into a pivotal role in the company as we continue to explore opportunities for strategic options to drive growth,” stated Rautio. “He brings us broad experience in strategic, financial, operational and legal matters, and comprehensive experience driving a broad range of strategic transactions and other high-impact initiatives.”

Pellegrin will source and analyze potential acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures that align with Carlson’s strategies and seek investment opportunities that support shareholder objectives. He also will be responsible for formulating long-range strategic plans for the company. Pellegrin will identify opportunities to drive growth as he works closely with the presidents of Carlson’s business units.

Pellegrin joins Carlson from Supervalu Inc., a $36-billion multi-channel retail grocery, supply chain services and third-party logistics enterprise, where he served as VP, Corporate Development. Prior to his role at Supervalu, Tony served as general counsel of a global business unit of Honeywell International, Inc.