Kenneth Gaber (Photo: Courtesy of OVG)
KENNETH GABER has been appointed by OAK VIEW GROUP to lead its Hospitality Division, as President/Food Services for OVG FACILITIES. Based in PHILADELPHIA, GABER takes on his new role effective immediately and will report to OAK VIEW GROUP FACILITIES CEO CHRIS GRANGER.
With over 20 years of experience, GABER will lead the food and beverage sector within OVG FACILITIES, setting and overseeing the division’s culinary, technology and operational strategy. GABER’s appointment follows OVG’s acquisition of SPECTRA, one of the industry’s leading catering and hospitality providers, to create a leading full-service live event company.
GRANGER commented: “Since the completion of the acquisition of SPECTRA, the recruitment of talented, innovative and values-driven individuals to grow the OVG FACILITIES team is of the utmost importance. KEN brings decades of valuable industry experience, creativity and a fresh approach, and we are delighted to welcome him on board.
GABER added: “With so many different arena projects underway, as well as the expansion of OVG’s new food and beverage division, it’s an exciting time to join the world-class team at OVG. ‘OVG. I look forward to working with OVG and our customers to reinvent the hospitality space.
Prior to joining OVG, GABER served as Vice President/Operational Excellence/Strategic Operations at DELAWARE NORTH SPORTSERVICE, responsible for business growth strategies, venue openings, menu planning, technology deployments and operational strategies. for current and new accounts. In this capacity, he was also responsible for all aspects of procurement, personnel, strategic planning and financial operations for OVG’s CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA in SEATTLE and participated in many of these aspects for UBS ARENA. in BELMONT PARK, the new headquarters of NEW YORK. ISLANDERS.
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