ABM Serving as Critical Support for U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing as Sector Grows Domestic Capacity

ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and transportation management, is playing a vital role as the semiconductor manufacturing industry grows domestic capacity across the U.S., bolstered by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. Through unmatched industry expertise and comprehensive end-to-end solutions, ABM is enabling leading semiconductor companies to focus on their product, while ABM delivers all ancillary services, increasing operational efficiency and optimizing uptime.

 

ABM’s specialized semiconductor offerings include the Super Clean Program, a process to maximize efficiency and meet strict project timelines while minimizing labor costs, and HVAC/Process Exhaust Test & Balance, which optimizes performance through stringent calibration procedures, data integrity, quality control, and enhancing equipment longevity and reliability.

 

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ABM Named Among the 25 Best Companies for Latinos to Work for by Latino Leaders Magazine for the Second Consecutive Year

ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, today announced it has been ranked among the 25 Best Companies for Latinos to Work in 2024, by Latino Leaders Magazine. This is the second consecutive year ABM has been named to the list, recognizing the top 25 U.S. companies that have the deepest commitment for Latino talent to thrive and who have demonstrated substantial efforts to open their corporate culture to everyone, making sure their employees feel proud, included, appreciated, and admired.

 

As one of the most diverse workforces of all public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, ABM has a long-standing history of prioritizing diversity and inclusion. The Company’s success can be attributed to the creation and implementation of various initiatives over the years, such as ABM’s Culture & Inclusion Council, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and Supplier Diversity Program. These programs have played a crucial role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across all levels of the organization.

 

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ABM Announces Leadership Appointments

Valerie Burd promoted to President of the Business & Industry segment
Scott Camp hired as President of the Education segment
Martin Montagne joining as President of Engineering

 

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, today announced enhancements to its leadership team, including the promotion of Valerie Burd to lead the Company’s Business & Industry segment, and the addition of external talent to drive future growth for the Education segment as well as engineering solutions across the U.S.

 

“These leadership appointments are a testament to ABM’s exciting trajectory, our relentless focus on growth in these areas, and our ability to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. These changes also reflect ABM’s commitment to building a great culture and team through advancing our internal talent as well as welcoming outside perspectives,” said Scott Salmirs, President and CEO.

 

The following appointments reflect ABM’s continued commitment to build the strongest team in the industry, accelerate growth, execute its ELEVATE program, and unlock significant long-term value for the Company.

 

 

Valerie Burd has been promoted to President of Business & Industry (“B&I”), ABM’s largest segment. In this new role, Valerie will lead the segment’s North American growth and service delivery strategy to drive profitability, gain operational efficiencies, and build upon ABM’s capabilities through new offerings and innovations.With nearly 20 years at ABM, including three years as President of the Education segment, Valerie has demonstrated her ability to grow the business, deliver strong results, and implement operational improvements, while driving deeper client relationships and championing our team members.Before joining ABM, Valerie held roles with Tishman Speyer Properties, Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE. She has also served on the Board of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association.

 

 

Scott Camp has joined the Company as President of the Education segment, following Valerie Burd’s promotion. In this role, Scott has leadership responsibility for growing Education’s portfolio of grade K-12 school and higher education clients, expanding the scope of services and solutions, developing talent, and continuing the rollout of ELEVATE technology across the segment.With extensive operations and business development experience, Scott comes to ABM from Iron Mountain after serving in various leadership roles over the last 20 years, including leading a billion-dollar book of business with impressive financial results.

 

 

 

Martin (Marty) Montagne has joined the Company as SVP and President of Engineering. In this newly established role, Marty will lead all of ABM’s engineering operations across the U.S., encompassing over 10,000 licensed engineers. He will also have responsibility for ensuring our engineering operations deliver sustainable profitability while expanding our best-in-class capabilities to maximize revenue-generating opportunities through cross-selling and strong client partnerships.Most recently serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Conquest Firespray, a private equity-backed manufacturing company, Marty previously served as Managing Director of Engineering Services at Jones Lang LaSalle. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership roles at Johnson Controls.

 

Rene Jacobsen, ABM’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer added, “I am very pleased with Valerie’s well-earned promotion to lead our largest segment. Her vision and passion for ABM, deep understanding of our clients and business, and strong connection with our client-facing teams are invaluable assets that will serve her well as she embarks on this new opportunity.”

 

Jacobsen continued, “I am also thrilled that Scott and Marty are joining us at a pivotal time in our growth and transformation journey. Both are experienced and proven leaders in the engineering and facility services industries, with each bringing unique abilities to serve our clients in new ways, build upon our collaborative culture, and grow our business.”

 

In their new roles, Valerie, Scott, and Marty will all report directly to Jacobsen. These appointments are effective immediately.

 

ABOUT ABM

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is one of the world’s largest providers of facility services and solutions. A driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world, ABM provides essential services and forward-looking performance solutions that improve the spaces and places that matter most. From curbside to rooftop, ABM’s comprehensive services include janitorial, engineering, parking, electrical and lighting, energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, HVAC and mechanical, landscape and turf, and mission critical solutions. ABM serves a wide range of industries—from commercial office buildings to universities, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues and more. Founded in 1909, ABM serves over 20,000 clients, with annualized revenue of $8 billion and more than 100,000 team members in 350+ offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and other international locations. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

 

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ABM Expands Partnership with LaGuardia Gateway Partners, Providing Integrated Facility Services for LaGuardia Airport Terminal B

NEW YORK, Dec. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of comprehensive facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, is proud to announce the expansion of its relationship with LaGuardia Gateway Partners (“LGP”), the developer and manager of LaGuardia Terminal B, to provide comprehensive integrated facility services and best-in-class traveler experiences at Terminal B.
 
Following LGP’s historic and award-winning $5.1 billion redevelopment of Terminal B, one of the largest public-private partnerships in U.S. history, ABM has been selected by LGP to provide a “one team” approach for comprehensive facility operations and services, with the goal to provide a safe, seamless, and consistent experience for guests, while driving long-term asset preservation, efficiency, sustainability, and diversity across the 1.3 million square foot facility.
 
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ABM Partners with Auburn University to Accelerate EV Charging Innovations

ABM Industries (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure and electric vehicle charging solutions, and parking and transportation management, recognized six graduating students of Auburn University School of Industrial & Graphic Design with awards of up to $3,000 for their work designing innovative #EVcharging station concepts through their senior projects. As part of ABM’s commitment to continuous innovation within the eMobilty sector, these designs will join the company’s other future-forward concepts informing the next evolution in EV infrastructure.
 
ABM, one of the nation’s leading installers of EV chargers, launched their own branded charging solutions earlier in 2023 to bring new solutions to address the needs of drivers today. Looking to further enhance that driver experience, ABM invested in its partnership with Auburn University to explore new solutions that could improve and enhance current charger design, with emphasis on ease, ergonomics, and accessibility. 13 Auburn students participated in this project, each bringing forth a unique concept for their own variation of a charging station design.
 
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ABM Helps Large Virginia School System Save $6.7 Million with Facility Enhancements

NEW YORK, Dec. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure and eMobility solutions announced the initiation of an Energy Performance Contracting program for Orange County Public Schools (“OCPS”) in central Virginia. This marks the third energy savings project for OCPS by ABM. The new project creates an additional $6.7 million in projected energy and operating cost savings over a twenty-year period. In addition, OCPS will undergo an extensive upgrade to a critical HVAC mechanical system, and LED lighting upgrades enhancing learning environments for all its schools.
 
“We’re leveraging upgraded technology to deliver new energy cost reductions and improve lighting quality to optimize learning environments,” said Mark Hawkinson, President of ABM Technical Solutions. “This project builds on earlier improvements and creates savings to match or exceed the entire cost of lighting upgrades, bringing those benefits to every school and every student.”
 
In addition to energy savings and operational cost reductions from improved lighting, HVAC, and water conservation upgrades, the contract includes maintenance services and a STEM engagement program to help students learn about energy conservation, and how building these systems contributes to sustainability goals. The project also modernizes some HVAC infrastructure with energy-efficient Variable Refrigerant Flow (“VRF”) equipment to improve resiliency which addresses increasingly extreme seasonal fluctuations in the weather.
 
“Orange County Public Schools is looking forward to the return of ABM to begin work on our third energy savings performance contract for the division. The two previous contracts, in 2013 and 2016, were both very successful and resulted in energy savings well above the guaranteed savings to cover the cost of the work,” said Dr. Daniel Hornick, Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools. “Further, both of our previous performance contracts with ABM greatly reduced our maintenance and repair costs.”
 
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ABM Advances Simplified and Customized EV Charging Infrastructure Through Exclusive Charging Network

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, parking management and electric vehicle (“EV”) charging solutions, has completed the rollout of its proprietary ABM EV Charging Network, powered by its cloud-based ABM EV OS software in collaboration with Noodoe. Further elevating ABM’s comprehensive single-source EV infrastructure solutions, this network will unlock personalized customer experiences while improving EV charger uptime.
 
Amid a recent nationwide decline in driver satisfaction with public Level 2 charging, facility owners and operators across industries have been challenged to provide new solutions that recognize the importance of service, maintenance, and driver experience when installing and maintaining public EV chargers.
 
A recent report by J.D. Power indicated roughly one in five public charging attempts fail, leading to driver frustration and dissatisfaction.
 
To combat this trend, ABM is proud to announce the nationwide roll out of its EV Charging Network to pair with its other customized turnkey solutions for virtually every commercial application, allowing for the design and implementation of the right EV strategy. This comprehensive approach encompasses charger equipment, installation, maintenance, and upgrades, ensuring a seamless and reliable EV charging experience for both facility owners and drivers.
 
“As America continues its path toward an electric future, intelligently connected infrastructure will be a critical enabler to keep up with the demands of a rapidly growing user-base,” said Mark Hawkinson, President of Technical Solutions, ABM. “As one of the nation’s largest providers of custom EV solutions, including installation, management, and maintenance, we provide a unique perspective on how the EV ecosystem needs to function to better serve customers and enhance value to owners and operators.”
 
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ABM Industries Partners with Providence Public School District to Optimize Operations Across City

NEW YORK, Sept. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking and eMobility management, is proud to announce its new partnership with the Providence Public School District (PPSD) in Rhode Island, to enhance the custodial, grounds and maintenance operations of its schools and reimagine how its schools function to better serve its nearly 22,000 students and teachers. The performance-based term of the contract is for the next three years followed by two 2-year options.
 
As one of the largest providers of K-12 school facility services and solutions in the United States, ABM will bring its industry-leading expertise to all schools across the district through its ABM Performance Solutions™ model, providing a holistic “one team” approach. This will be done by consolidating and aligning all operational services, lowering costs, and increasing operational efficiency and effectiveness across PPSD’s 37 schools, including three new schools that will be opening this fall. All 200 custodial, grounds and maintenance team members previously employed to provide services to PPSD schools under the past contractor were offered roles to join ABM.
 
This new partnership will support the maintenance and upkeep of school facilities as Providence invests more than $600 million into its schools to enhance the quality and further improve the lives of its students. ABM will help provide PPSD the support it needs to ensure all schools remain clean, manicured, and fully operational, so that its leadership can focus on enhancing the curriculum and educational support its students need.
 
“We are excited to start the school year strong with our new school facilities partner, ABM Industries, as they work with us to raise the bar and provide even better learning environments for Providence students,” said Dr. Javier Montañez Ed.D., Superintendent of Providence Public School District. “Every Providence student, staff and community member deserves to have a school that is clean and receives the highest level of care so that our students and staff can concentrate on what they do best—teaching and learning.”
 
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ABM to Manage Parking Operations at Oracle Park

ABM partners with San Francisco Giants to Provide Its Industry-Leading Parking Management Solutions.
 
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, has entered into a three-year agreement to manage parking operations for Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. ABM will be managing three separate parking facilities at the home to Major League Baseball’s (“MLB”) San Francisco Giants.
 
This partnership builds upon ABM’s substantial parking facility management presence across San Francisco, including its position as the largest operator in the Financial District. In all, ABM serves more than 100 stadium and entertainment venues in the U.S., including six MLB ballparks as well as the Golden 1 Center for the nearby Sacramento Kings.
 
“We’re excited to partner with the Giants and the Oracle Park team to further enhance the fan, player, and employee experience through our parking management services,” said Josh Feinberg, EVP and Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer and Head of ABM Parking & Transportation. “Our award-winning expertise in parking operations will match their competitive drive and help provide a fan experience second-to-none.”
 
ABM will serve as a single source for managing the combined 2,175 parking stalls located at Lot A on 3rd Street, Pier 48, and the King-Townsend Garage at 153 Townsend Street. ABM will deploy its local parking lot operators to manage these facilities and use its innovative technologies and green operating solutions to optimize each location.
 
“With parking being the first and last interaction many fans have with us on a game or event day, we’re excited to partner with ABM and gain from their national experience with both parking and sports venues to further elevate the fan experience at Oracle Park,” said Joshua Karlin-Resnick, Transportation Director of the San Francisco Giants.
 
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ABM Advances its ELEVATE Strategy Through Award-Winning Technology and Data Transformation

Under the leadership of ABM’s Chief Information Officer, Melanie Kirkwood Ruiz, ABM is expanding its use of data and modernizing its digital ecosystem to enable greater business connectivity and efficiencies and enhance ABM’s service offerings through client-facing technology and data-driven insights.
 
As ABM advances its growth strategy, its technology and the data transformation efforts underway are being nationally recognized by esteemed organizations and awards programs, with the most recent recognition including…
 
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