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Diversified Maintenance names Derek Gordon CEO

Diversified Maintenance, one of the nation’s leading facilities maintenance companies, announced that Derek Gordon was recently appointed as chief executive officer. He is leading efforts to build operational discipline, expand into new markets, and better align Diversified’s many business units.

“I’m excited to join Diversified Maintenance at this pivotal point in the company’s history,” said Gordon. “We have a talented team that not only understands our potential but is already taking decisive actions to transform the business and further enhance our highly proficient customer service.”

Gordon is focusing on three key areas:

  • Defining and standardizing efficient operating processes linked to core metrics that support business outcomes;
  • Building regionally focused sales and account management capabilities to enhance new customer acquisition initiatives and better meet needs of existing clients;
  • Leveraging the scale and best practices of Diversified’s multiple business units to improve operating efficiencies.

Central to these efforts will be creating and maintaining collaborative and deep customer relationships.

“I’m impressed with the professionalism of our management and staff,” Gordon added. “I look forward to working closely with our teams and customers to build the company to what we all know it can be. The future is bright.”

Prior to joining Diversified Maintenance, Gordon worked with the international management consulting group, McKinsey & Company, as a consultant focused on mergers and acquisitions, operational transformations, and strategy. From there, he provided executive leadership for a business unit of Denver-based DaVita Medical Group before transitioning into private equity.

Gordon’s is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Master of Business Administration from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He served the country as a Naval aviator, flying from aircraft carriers around the globe before embarking on his civilian business career.

Read on Business Wire and Yahoo Finance.