PHILADELPHIA, PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Michel Sauers, co-founder of Globe Facility Services, Inc., Global Spectrum's predecessor, is relinquishing his position as Global Spectrum's president to focus on a new position at its parent company. Sauers will now become senior vice president of Business Development for Comcast-Spectacor.
Global Spectrum COO John Page and Senior Vice President Frank Russo will increase their responsibilities; the company will not be naming a new president.
"As Comcast-Spectacor continues to grow and expand, we will rely heavily on Mich to generate synergistic opportunities and focus on bringing all of our specialty services together," said Peter Luukko, president of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm. "Mich has an incredible knowledge of the public assembly facility management industry, the playmakers and the decision makers. He is an integral part of how we will grow our business."
Sauers became president of Global Spectrum in January 2000, when Globe Facility Services, of Tampa, FL was acquired by Comcast-Spectacor. Under his leadership, Global Spectrum has grown from managing seven facilities in 2000 to managing just over 55 facilities today, making it the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field.
Sauers entered the private facility management industry at its infancy. One of three original corporate employees of Spectacor Management Inc., he played an important role in that company's development, as he did in the creation of Spectacor Management Group (SMG) in 1989. From 1984-1994, he was SMG's senior vice president for sales and marketing, overseeing corporate sales and marketing activities, including business development, lead tracking and corporate positioning.
From 1974-1979, Sauers was director of marketing and productions for The Spectrum in Philadelphia. He oversaw the venue's group sales, advertising, promotions and public relations, and also recruited, booked and settled all events for the facility. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen