Temco Service Industries, Inc., the US division of ATALIAN the France-based global facility services group with a presence in 28 countries and on 4 continents, announced that Christopher Hughes is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Temco effective January 1, 2017.
Chris Hughes joined Temco in May 2016 and served as its Chief Operating Officer till now and takes over from Henrik Thomassian as Chief Executive Officer.
Hughes, a 27-year veteran of the facility services industry has worked in various leadership roles including most recently, prior to joining Temco, as Executive Vice President of ABM, the largest facility services provider in the USA. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of OneSource Facility Services, when it merged with ABM in 2007. In these roles, he helped revitalize the organizations in being more customer centric while increasing profitability.
“I want to thank Henrik for his dedicated service to Temco over the last 15 years and for his support in facilitating the smooth transition with Chris and I’m pleased to announce that Henrik will be joining ATALIAN’s Board of Directors. Moving forward, the US market is one of our key strategic initiatives and we see Chris’ deep industry knowledge and experience as critical to lead our expansion, both in geographic footprint and our portfolio of market-centered offerings”, said Franck Julien, Chairman of ATALIAN Holding.
Commenting on his appointment, Hughes noted that he is excited to be at the helm in driving Temco’s presence in this market forward through both acquisition and organic growth. He further commented that the focus on transparency & customer satisfaction, central to Temco’s way forward, will be the foundation for a better performance and future growth.
Hughes, 51, holds a bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three sons: Justin, Connor and Logan.