Scott Salmirs, President & CEO, ABM
Mr. Scott Salmirs will deliver the Fall 2015 Distinguished Speak Series Lecture to students in the School of Economics and Business on October 30, 3-4pm, in the Otsego Grille.
Mr. Salmirs is the President and CEO of ABM. In this capacity, Mr. Salmirs leads one of the largest facility service providers listed on the New York Stock Exchange with revenues in excess of $5 billion and 118,000 employees globally.
ABM delivers facilities solutions in a number of industries, including aviation, commercial office buildings, education, healthcare, and sports & entertainment. The company’s range of services spans electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, parking, and security. ABM services its clients in the U.S. as well as 30 countries around the world.
Mr. Salmirs joined ABM in 2003, holding several executive management positions over the years. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President, responsible for the strategic oversight of ABM’s rapidly growing international and aviation business. In addition, he spent the last 12 years running ABM’s Northeast U.S. region. Under his leadership, the region more than tripled revenues, delivered a 400% increase in annual profitability, and increased its client retention rate to 96%.
Prior to joining ABM, Mr. Salmirs spent more than 20 years in the real estate business, holding leadership positions at CBRE, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Salmirs is committed to his community, serving on several committees and philanthropy boards. He is a board member of the State University of New York College at Oneonta Business Advisory Council. He is also on the board of Outreach, an organization dedicated to building healthy lives for adolescents with substance abuse problems, and is a founding board member of Donate 8, a group focused on increasing the number of organ donors in New York State.
Mr. Salmirs has an MBA in Finance from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a BS in Business-Economics from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.