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American Residential Services announced the appointment of Luis Orbegoso to the position of president and chief operating officer of ARS/Rescue Rooter.
Orbegoso has an extensive background in consumer services; he previously served as president of ADT Business, where he was responsible for developing and executing the company's strategy to grow the security and automation segment serving small and mid-sized business owners.
During his tenure at ADT, Orbegoso established a standalone division within the company, introduced new products and services, and optimized distribution channels which led to significant topline growth and margin expansion.
Prior to ADT, Luis was at United Technologies Corporation, where he served as president of the global detection and alarm businesses.
Prior to joining UTC in 2008, he spent 13 years with General Electric in a variety of leadership roles, culminating in his post as chief marketing officer of GE Equipment Services. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
"We believe it is our duty to partner with experienced leaders like Luis who will respect our people, and all that has been accomplished during our first ten years, while at the same time propelling the company forward with new and fresh ideas," said Dave Slott, co-CEO at ARS/Rescue Rooter. "We went to great lengths to source and select someone we feel has not only the competence to excel but also someone who has a servant's heart for everyone."