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Skybridge Americas hires ex-Twins executive as new CEO

Kevin Cattoor is joining Skybridge Americas, a contact and product fulfillment center based in Greenfield, Minn., as chief executive officer. He replaces long-time CEO Joe Thomas. The Business Journal reports Cattoor was chief operating officer for the Twins from 2001 to 2004 and was an executive at Midwest Sports Channel -- now Fox Sports North -- from 1984 to 2000.
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Kevin Cattoor is joining Skybridge Americas, a contact and product fulfillment center based in Greenfield, Minn., as chief executive officer. He replaces long-time CEO Joe Thomas. The Business Journal reports Cattoor was chief operating officer for the Twins from 2001 to 2004 and was an executive at Midwest Sports Channel -- now Fox Sports North -- from 1984 to 2000.

Read the news release below:

MINNEAPOLIS--Skybridge Americas, Inc. owner, Mark Morris announced today the promotion of company COO/CFO Kevin Cattoor to Chief Executive Officer. Cattoor will assume responsibility from long-time CEO, Joe Thomas, who transitions to the company's Advisory Board that includes Morris and Pillsbury past president, Mike Paxton. Previously, Morris also named Debi Steinkraus to Chief Customer Officer.

“We support over 350 of the best known brands in North America and that certainly places us in the big league. I am very grateful for this opportunity to lead Skybridge Americas into the future.”

Cattoor is best known for starting Midwest Sports Channel (now Fox Sports North) and serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the Minnesota Twins who from 2001 to 2004 increasing fan attendance by 82 percent; doubling the team's payroll; winning the Central Division Championship three years in a row; and being named Baseball America's and SportsTicker's Organization of the Year in 2002 and 2004.

"With about eight hundred employees and a remarkable track record, I think of Skybridge Americas as a team of proven professionals," Morris remarked.

According to Cattoor, "We support over 350 of the best known brands in North America and that certainly places us in the big league. I am very grateful for this opportunity to lead Skybridge Americas into the future."

For more than 25 years, Skybridge Americas has delivered elegant contact center and product fulfillment solutions. Originally known as Carlson Marketing Services, the company is distinguished by the longevity of its client relationships and the notoriety of their brands. The company supports client investments in their brands by proactively managing customer touch points to ensure a consistent, positive experience.

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