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Stratus Welcomes Bryan Hartnett, New COO

Stratus announced today that Bryan Hartnett has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

Mentor, OH — June 7, 2022 — Stratus, a market-leading asset-light facilities services provider, announced today that Bryan Hartnett has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. He replaces former COO Dave Walters, who recently retired from Stratus.

“We are pleased to welcome Bryan, a seasoned executive who has deep experience in facilities services and an outstanding track record of driving best-in-class operations and client satisfaction,” said Tim Eippert, founder and CEO of Stratus. “At Stratus, we create solutions that take brands and people to the next level. Bryan really connected with our mission, and I look forward to partnering with him to bring it to life. I’d also like to personally thank Dave for his many years of dedicated service to Stratus, and wish him the very best in his retirement.”

Mr. Hartnett joins Stratus from Vixxo, an integrated facilities management company, where he served as SVP of Customer Operations after a decade as President of the East Division. Prior to Vixxo, Mr. Hartnett was CEO and founder of National DCP, a company supporting franchisees of Dunkin’ Brands. Previously he was COO of Dunkin’ Donuts N.E. Distribution Center, a regional purchasing and distribution cooperative serving 2,500 Dunkin’ Donuts franchise locations. Mr. Hartnett began his career in public accounting.

“I am thrilled to join Stratus during this exciting period in the Company’s evolution,” said Mr. Hartnett. “Across all sectors, our clients are looking for innovative solutions to attract consumers in a competitive market. Stratus’ reputation of partnering with blue-chip clients to deliver creative branding solutions and facility maintenance services are second to none. I look forward to working with Tim and the entire Stratus team to expand our offerings and explore new ways to better serve our clients.”

About Stratus

Stratus is a leading brand implementation and facilities services company offering signage solutions, brand environments, energy services, repair and maintenance programs, and refresh and remodel capabilities across 50 states and 24 countries. With more than 50,000 projects completed annually, the Company provides versatile solutions for some of the world’s largest and most recognized brands. Stratus is a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners. For more information, please visit

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