Company News | February 10, 2017
ARS Appoints New President and C.O.O. Luis OrbegosoAmerican Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, announces the appointment of Luis Orbegoso to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of ARS/Rescue Rooter.
Luis 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, Luis 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 (UTC), where he served as President of the Global Detection and Alarm businesses, which included the prominent Edwards brand, a fire detection, alarm and emergency communications solution. He also served as the President of Lenel Systems International, Inc., a global market leader in the development and delivery of scalable, integrated security systems for the commercial, industrial and institutional markets with more than 20,000 system implementations in over 90 countries. 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 B.S.M.E. from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
ARS selected Luis due to his strong leadership skills, as well as his business acumen and diverse experience, including services, manufacturing, software, medical technology, highly commoditized industries and regulated environments. Luis immigrated to the US nearly thirty years ago from Lima, Peru, and has demonstrated success at every step along his career path.
“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,” says Dave Slott, Co-Chief Executive Officer 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.”
Luis and his wife Colleen have two children and currently reside in Boca Raton, FL. They will be relocating to Memphis as quickly as possible.
ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately-owned ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 22 states, with approximately 6,000 employees. The ARS network features industry-leading brands including, A.J. Perri, Aksarben ARS, Allgood, Andy’s Statewide, ARS, Aspen Air Conditioning, Atlas Trillo, Beutler, Blue Dot, Brothers, Columbus Worthington Air, Conway Services, Efficient Attic Systems (EAS), Florida Home Air Conditioning, Green Star Home Services, McCarthy Services, Rescue Rooter/ Proserv, Rescue Rooter, RighTime Home Services, RS Andrews, The Irish Plumber, Unique Services, "Will" Fix It, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. United by Exceptional Service®, the ARS / Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by providing heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation and ventilation services. Each location has a knowledgeable team of trained specialists, who have undergone rigorous drug testing and criminal background checks. Providing exceptional service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS has the experience to do any job right – the first time, with all work fully guaranteed.