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SMS Assist Selects Former Wal-Mart Executive For Vice President of Client Services

SMS Assist today announced Michael L. McMath as vice president of client services for the Chicago-based technology-driven facilities maintenance and management company. McMath previously held senior positions at retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), global aluminum producer Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and multinational food and support services company Compass Group (LSE:CPG).

McMath, 56, brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in corporate-level facilities management, contracting and procurement to his new position. He effectively managed 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 chief executive officer. “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 holds 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 the 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 benefit from real-time visibility into work orders and spend by store, service type and geography, data that is unique to SMS Assist.

About SMS Assist: SMS Assist is a Chicago-based technology company providing facilities management services to a national roster of clients representing more than 50,000 service locations. It turns cost centers into expense reduction centers by identifying innovative ways to reduce expenses and gain operational efficiencies. SMS Assist employs its proprietary technology to execute millions of facilities management services annually while providing significant cost savings for clients. With more than 28,000 affiliated providers, SMS is equipped to deliver on-time, quality service to every location, every time. We execute so you can manage. To learn more, visit


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