ABM UK’s Business and Industry Group Announces Leadership Team
Following the appointment of Andy Donnell as its managing director, the UK Business and Industry Group of facilities solution provider ABM (NYSE:ABM) announces its new leadership team.
Having acquired OmniServ in 2012, GBM in 2014 and Westway in 2015, the team will be responsible for consolidating the existing portfolio of businesses and driving organic growth.
Commenting on the appointments, Donnell said: “This is an exciting time for the business, but a challenging one. We need to bring the existing brands together as we establish ABM in the UK, while continuing to win new business and take market share.
“Getting it right will take strong leadership but I’m confident this team will meet the expectations of employees, customers and shareholders.”
Recognising the importance of health and safety, Donnell has made sure it’s always on the agenda. “The first decision I made was that health & safety director Keith Blundred would sit at the top table,” he said.
“Although Keith has overall accountability, everyone is responsible. Whether front-line or office-based, all 5,500 employees in the UK are IOSH accredited. Health & Safety is an everyone, everywhere, all-the-time feature of our work.”
Welcoming new finance director Colin Stevenson to ABM, Donnell comments: “Colin is responsible for managing cost pressures and preserving margin while we continue to price our services competitively and pay people fairly.
“With over 30 years of experience and considerable expertise he’s the right person for the job. We are delighted to have him on board.”
The leadership team is as follows:
- Adam Baker – Business Development & Marketing Director
- Keith Blundred – Health & Safety Director
- David Donovan – Soft Services Director, South
- Stuart Marsh – Systems & Information Director
- John McPherson – Soft Services Director, North
- Jason Pease – Technical Services Director
- Colin Stevenson – Finance Director
Adam has worked in the FM industry for more then 18 years, spending most of this in operational roles within the security sector before being appointed security services director. He joined ABM as business development director in 2015.
Keith Blundred – Health & Safety Director
Keith spent the first seven years of his career in the Royal Air Force before joining Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service. From there, he moved into facilities management and has worked at Esporta, Frudd, SGP, Alpha SSE and Great Bear distribution. He joined Westway in 2012.
David Dononvan – Soft Services Director, South
David has over 25 years of experience within the industry. He spent most of this with GBM as operations director, responsible for all aspects of service delivery and account management. David joined ABM as part of the GBM acquisition back in 2014.
Stuart Marsh – Systems & Information Director
A mechanical and electrical engineer by trade, Stuart started his career with the Royal Navy gaining six years of technical experience in a vast array of engineering disciplines. He worked in the technical hard services industry for 20 years at all levels before joining Westway in 2014.
John McPherson – Soft Services Director, North
Glasgow-based John McPherson has over 25 years of director-level experience across facilities management and distribution & logistics. Previously, he worked for United Carriers and UPS Supply Chain Solutions. He joined Westway in 2001.
Jason Pease – Technical Services Director
Jason joined Westway last year as deputy managing director, having spent almost 20 years with DORMA – a major manufacturer and service provider of Door Systems – where he was UK Service Director. Jason started as an engineer and worked his way through the company, eventually leaving to join Westway where he led the operational delivery of technical services.
Colin Stevenson – Finance Director
Colin joined ABM in June 2016 from Selecta UK & Ireland. He has over 30 years of experience in roles that include Finance Director at Chubb Fire & Security and Financial Planning & Analysis Director, Continental Europe at UTC Fire & Security.