JOHN KLIMPEL has 40 active years of experience in the hospitality and food service industry. Mr. Klimpel began his career at an entry level and advanced to Vice President / General Manager of the Viking Lodge and Restaurant from July 1972 to September 1985. From September 1985 to March, 1986, Mr. Klimpel was Assistant General Manager / Food & Beverage Director of Noah’s Ark Restaurant and Motor Inn in St. Charles, Missouri. From April 1986 to April 1987, Mr. Klimpel was General Manager of the University Club in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Klimpel was Director of Operations of Pizza by Piece of the Pie in Lincoln, Nebraska from April 1987 to January 1988 when he became District Manager of American Food Management (a Division of ServiceMaster Incorporated) in San Francisco, California until September 1988. Subsequently he became Vice President of Catering Management, Incorporated in Lincoln, Nebraska from September 1988 to March 1993 and thereafter he became the General Manger of the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska until August 1998.
Since 1998 Mr. Klimpel has been an active developer and general contractor servicing the hotel industry, developing and constructing more than 10 hotels for his own portfolio and for third-party owners, in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, and Nebraska. Mr. Klimpel holds an Associate Degree of Applied Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Forest Park Community College in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mr. Klimpel’s expertise and focus with LHG is contracting, design and vendor negotiations and also serves as Director of Operations for the Company. He has managed more than 15 full and limited service hotels during his career. Mr. Klimpel uses his vast food and beverage experience to oversee LHG’s various Food and Beverage Outlets.