Servicemaster CEO takes on Terminix mantle


August 22, 2016

Rob Gillette

Rob Gillette

On Aug. 15, Terminix President Bill Derwin tendered his resignation to pursue other opportunities. Terminix Spokesman Jay Robinson confirms to PMP that it was neither related to the fumigation court cases of recent months nor due to any performance-related issues of the company.

At press time, Rob Gillette, the CEO of Terminix parent company ServiceMaster stepped in to take on president duties. Among his first orders of business is to visit Terminix branches around the country to acquaint himself even more with the professional pest management industry. “He is really committed to the business, and to making convenient access and customer service the No. 1 priority and North Star for our companies,” Robinson told PMP.

According to, Gillette has been CEO of ServiceMaster Global Holdings since June 2013. Previously, he was CEO at First Solar, a leading global manufacturer of solar cells and solar power plants. While there, he expanded and refined the company’s global manufacturing capabilities and led the company to approximately 50 percent revenue growth.

Previously, Gillette spent 12 years at Honeywell International, including roles as president and CEO of two of the largest divisions, Transportation Systems and Aerospace. Before Honeywell, he spent 10 years with GE, serving in variety of field and leadership roles, including general manager of GE Plastics South America. Gillette started his career as an account executive with Owens Corning.


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 330-321-9754.

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