ABM Promotes Three Executives

Sept. 4, 2014
Salmirs and McConnell both named EVP; Gilbert promoted to SVP

ABM Sept. 4 announced three executive promotions.

Scott Salmirs has been promoted to executive vice president, ABM Industries from his prior position as executive vice president, ABM Onsite Services - Northeast.

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Sarah Hlavinka McConnell has been named executive vice president. She has served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since May 2008.

Chief Information Officer Doug Gilbert has been promoted to senior vice president, having served previously as vice president and chief information officer.

"On behalf of the company, I would like to thank Scott, Sarah and Doug for their respective contributions to our successes," said ABM's president and chief executive officer Henrik Slipsager. "These promotions mark our recognition that these three executives have been instrumental to our achievements and reflect our commitment to advance talent within the organization. Congratulations to each on their excellent work."

Salmirs, who has been with the company for 11 years, will continue to lead the Northeast Region of the company's Onsite business. Prior to ABM, Salmirs was a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers. He previously served in a national role in the facilities group at Goldman Sachs, and holds an MBA from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

McConnell, who joined ABM in 2007, previously served as vice president, assistant general counsel and secretary of Fisher Scientific Intl. Inc., among other positions. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Texas School of Law.

Gilbert has served as ABM's chief information officer since December 2007. He joined ABM as part of the company's acquisition of his previous employer, OneSource, where he had served as vice president and chief information officer. Gilbert's professional experience also includes positions at Sony Corp., Panasonic Corp. and Verifone. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Duke University.

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