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ABM Promotes Three Executives

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ABM (NYSE:ABM) , a leading provider of facility solutions, today 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 International 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 & Chief Information Officer. Gilbert’s professional experience also includes positions at Sony Corp., Panasonic Corporation and Verifone. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University.


ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $4.8 billion and 110,000 employees in over 350 offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include facilities engineering, commercial cleaning, energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes – from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit

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