FM Facility Maintenance Announces New President/CEO
Hartford, Conn. FM Facility Maintenance announces Jim Reavey as president/CEO of FM’s rapidly growing facility management business.
Reavey brings over a decade of experience in the operations and facility maintenance category, most recently with Johnson Controls, a leader in building efficiency and power solutions. In his prior role, Reavey was VP and general manager for Johnson Controls’ Retail/Multi-Site business, experience that lends itself well to FM’s service offering to over 30,000 retail sites. Leading up to his senior management position, Reavey had been VP, facility operations of the Americas. He was a key member of the team responsible for the acquisition and successful integration of York International, a provider of integrated products, systems and services in the buildings market. Also with Johnson Controls, he held positions including national account management, development of global service offerings, and enterprise programs to reduce cost and improve margins. Johnson Controls recorded revenue of over $34.5 billion in 2008.
At FM Facility Maintenance, Reavey will be responsible for growth oriented business strategy, continuous improvement of services and systems, and ‘change management’ to achieve sustainable growth. He will take an active role in refining and delivering FM’s ‘Facility Maintenance … made simple’ approach, along with implementing the company’s Guaranteed Savings model. He received his BSBA degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City.
Reavey joins as president and will transition to the CEO role later this year. Jim Barnes, FM’s current CEO, will retain the chairman position and remain active in acquisitions, strategic alliances, and renewable-energy opportunities including solar and wind applications.
Publix to Open 1,000th Store
Lakeland, Fla. Publix plans to open its 1,000th store next month at the Shoppes at Murabella in St. Johns County, Fla.
The 54,000-sq.-ft. store will open Feb. 5 and will include a pharmacy, bakery, deli, and floral and seafood departments. It will employ about 115 workers.
Target Names Steinhafel as Chairman of Board
Minneapolis Target Corp. said Thursday it named president and chief executive Gregg Steinhafel to the added role of chairman, effective Feb. 1, succeeding Bob Ulrich, who is retiring later this month.
As planned, Ulrich is retiring at the end of the retailer’s 2008 fiscal year after 41 years with Target. Ulrich will be designated chairman emeritus.
Steinhafel, 53, joined Target in 1979 and served in a variety of merchandising positions until being named executive VP, merchandising in 1994. He was promoted to president of Target in 1999, became a director in 2007 and succeeded Ulrich as CEO in May 2008.