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A previous Mars executive is declaring that a family member and the business’s board “stamped” on his foot and informed him that he would regret his option to leave for a position with JAB Holdings.
The accusation becomes part of JAB Holdings’ defense versus a trade tricks suit submitted by Mars in May in federal court in Washington, D.C. The M&M maker declares that Jacek Szarzynski, who previously functioned as CFO of Mars’ pet-care organisation and is called as an offender in the fit, took up of 6,000 files from Mars and passed them over to JAB. The most current salvo, which was initially reported by the Financial Times, is an unusual appearance behind the drape into the 2 independently held business.
Szarzynski called the suit “vindictive and unnecessary,” stating that while he still had some Mars files in his ownership, he never ever utilized or meant to utilize them for his own advantage or to hurt his previous company. He is now a partner at JAB, which is the financial investment arm of the Reimann household, and works as primary running officer and primary monetary officer at Pret Panera, among its organisation systems.
“Mars is a private, family-owned business, and the Mars family reacts with brutality to any perceived slight,” he composed in a court filing Aug. 20. “They were upset that, after 24 years working for Mars, I had the temerity to leave.”
Szarzynski declared that Frank Mars, who shares a name with business’s creator and rests on its board, “intentionally” stepped on his foot after among his last discussions in front of the Mars board in December 2018.
“As Mr. Mars stared at me aggressively, his foot on top of mine, he warned me, ‘Tell your new boss we will never forgive him taking people like you from us and will fight him aggressively,'” he declared.
Mars stated in a declaration to CNBC that the arguments are “an attempt to divert attention from wrongdoing and paint a misleading picture.” The business stated it is positive that its suit will succeed.
“Mr. Szarzynski and JAB do not dispute these facts,” the business stated. “We tried to resolve this issue amicably, but unfortunately we were unable to do so. JAB was unwilling to agree to a comprehensive settlement.”
In its initial problem, Mars likewise implicated the previous executive of expenditure scams. Szarzynski approximated that the costs might not deserve more than a couple of hundred dollars and stated that he has actually used Mars payment for any mistakes. He declared that the business has actually rebuffed the recommendation.
Szarzynski likewise declared that Mars wrongfully kept reward settlement awards owed to him with an approximated worth of more than $1 million. Moreover, he argued that the disagreement needs to be resolved through arbitration with Mars or in Belgian courts, where he lives and previously worked for Mars.