NEW YORK — ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, has announced three executive promotions, two to executive vice president and one to senior vice president.

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

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

Doug Gilbert, chief information officer, 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.

McConnell, who joined ABM in 2007, previously served as vice president, assistant general counsel and secretary of Fisher Scientific International Inc., among other positions.

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.

ABM’s services include facilities engineering, HVAC, electrical, energy solutions, commercial cleaning, landscaping, parking, and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. For more information, visit

Publication date: 9/22/2014

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!