Integrated food and facilities management services company Sodexo Inc announces the appointment of Calvin Johnson as president of its hospitals division effective January 1, 2010.

Johnson, currently serving as division VP for hospitals in the western region, will succeed Dick Desrochers, who has accepted a new senior leadership position within the company.

Johnson began his career with the US army where attained the rank of Captain. He joined the company as a division VP in 2003 with more than 20 years of management experience.

Johnson holds an MBA and a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

His accomplishments with Sodexo include helping to deliver almost $140 million in revenue and maintaining a 96% client retention rate. 

The hospitals division is the largest operating unit within Sodexo Inc, the company’s North America operations, which provides Comprehensive Service Solutions at more than 1,000 locations.