ABM Expands Board of Directors
ABM, a leading provider of integrated facility services and solutions, announced the appointment of James “Jim” DeVries, president and chief executive officer of ADT Inc., to ABM’s Board of Directors. DeVries brings deep experience in corporate leadership, human capital management and development, and operational excellence to the ABM Board.
Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman of the Board of Directors of ABM, says: “As an engaged and results-oriented leader, Mr. DeVries has driven transformational leadership and innovation initiatives at ADT, while also expanding growth opportunities to help position ADT as a leading provider of safe, smart, and sustainable security solutions. Jim’s voice, vision and insights are a welcomed addition to our Board and will help guide us as ABM continues to execute its ELEVATE strategy.”
DeVries, who has served as the president and chief executive officer of ADT, as well as a director on the ADT Board, since 2018, joined the company in 2016 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining ADT, Mr. DeVries spent nearly a decade at Allstate Insurance Company, serving as executive vice president of Operations as well as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, with responsibility for real estate and administration, human resources, and procurement. Prior to that, Mr. DeVries held various executive and management roles at Principal Financial Group, Ameritech, Quaker Oats Company, and Andrew Corporation. Mr. DeVries holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resources from Trinity International University and a master's degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University in Chicago, as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“Jim’s broad knowledge and experience in service industries and expertise in human resources and operations will add tremendous value to our Board of Directors,” says Scott Salmirs, president and chief executive officer of ABM. “I look forward to his counsel and to working closely with him as we continue to position ABM for sustainable growth and excellence.”