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SMS taps former WMT exec as VP of client services


SMS Assist has appointed Michael L. McMath as VP of client services for the Chicago-based technology-driven facilities maintenance and management company.

McMath previously held senior positions at Walmart, global aluminum producer Alcoa and multinational food and support services company Compass Group.

He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in corporate-level facilities management, contracting and procurement to his new position. He was charged with managing annual maintenance budgets of more than $1 billion while working at three leading public companies, where he designed and implemented innovative cost savings plans that included inventory reduction, labor efficiency programs and process redesign initiatives.

“Michael’s facilities management expertise is second to none and perfectly meshes with our cost-effective, transparent delivery platform,” said Michael Rothman, SMS Assist CEO. “With his breadth of experience, which ranges from multi-unit retailers to industrial plant manufacturing, he understands our clients’ diverse needs and develops solutions that exceed their expectations.”

McMath has graduate degrees in industrial management and program management, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business management, from Florida State University. He held the rank of Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army, where he served as deputy director of contingency contracting for the XVIII Airborne Corps and led international disaster recovery teams for the Department of Defense.

SMS Assist is a leading next-generation facilities maintenance outsourcer, serving more than 50,000 locations through its network of more than 28,000 vendors. It turns cost centers into expense reduction centers by identifying innovative ways to reduce expenses and gain operational efficiencies. SMS Assist’s proprietary platform tracks the service order, bills the customer, provides compliance reports and manages for quality. Customers also get real-time visibility into work orders and spend by store, service type and geography.

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