Robert J. Gillette was named chief executive officer of The ServiceMaster Company in June 2013. Gillette’s business career spans 31 years, including executive roles at General Electric, Honeywell and First Solar. Gillette is a proven leader with broad experience in a variety of industries and a track record of delivering top-line growth, margin expansion and operational excellence
Gillette most recently was the chief executive officer at First Solar, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of solar cells and solar power plants. At First Solar, 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, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gillette started his career as an account executive with Owens Corning.
Gillette holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University.