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MANAGING DIRECTOR | HIGHER EDUCATION & INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Paul Kowalczyk leads Elior North America’s Higher Education and Independent Schools segment, which includes Aladdin Campus Dining and Lexington Independents. He has over 30 years of leadership experience in contract food management with a primary focus on the education market. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Brockport, Paul took on management roles in higher education leading many college and university dining programs early in his career.
Paul joined Aladdin in 1999 as a District Manager, was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2009, and has served as Managing Director since 2018. He has played an instrumental role in the strategy and growth of Aladdin from the regional company it was when he joined, to the national presence it enjoys today. In 2020, Paul led the formation of Lexington Independents, a company specifically designed to support the unique needs of independent schools. Both companies differentiate themselves in the marketplace with their focus on creating transparent relationships to help create customized culinary solutions for each community they serve.
Paul resides in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Karina and three children.