Memphis, Tenn.– Feb. 22, 2011The ServiceMaster Company today announced the appointment of Hank Mullany to succeed retiring Chief Executive Officer J. Patrick Spainhour, effective March 31. Mullany and Spainhour will begin working together immediately to implement a smooth transition.
ServiceMaster is the parent company of Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Amerispec, FurnitureMedic and TruGreen LandCare.
Mullany is a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years of retail experience and a strong background in operations, finance and strategic planning. Previously, as executive vice president of Walmart U.S. and president of Walmart’s northern U.S. business, Mullany was responsible for the operation of 1,300 stores and 34 distributions centers across 19 states, leading 400,000 employees.
“Hank is an outstanding leader and brings a wealth of experience to his new role,” said Edward M. Liddy, chairman of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., the parent company of ServiceMaster. “His expertise, along with a proven track record of executing strategies and producing outstanding results, make him the right person to drive continued growth at ServiceMaster for many years to come.”
Earlier in his career, Mullany served in various senior management positions, including as president of Genuardi’s Family Markets in Pennsylvania. A certified public accountant, he earned both his bachelor’s degree and MBA from Temple University.
“Hank’s background will be a considerable advantage as we continue to find ways to add value for our residential and commercial customers and enhance their experience with our family of brands,” said Liddy.
He added: “Pat has done an outstanding job stabilizing ServiceMaster’s performance and improving profitability during some of toughest economic conditions we’ve seen. His leadership, integrity and commitment to building great relationships, both with customers and those who work with him, will be greatly missed.”
Mullany said he’s looking forward to the opportunity to lead ServiceMaster and continue its rich tradition of service to the company’s 8.5 million customers.
“It’s exciting to be associated with a company that not only has some of the nation’s best-known brands,” said Mullany, “but also places a high value on relationships with its associates, customers and communities.”