ServiceMaster appoints new UK Managing Director

Leicestershire-based ServiceMaster, which operates Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic and TruGreen in the UK, has announced that Alan Lewin has been promoted to the role of Managing Director. Lewin, who previously held the title of Business Development Director for nearly four years, replaces Steve Emmerson.

“Alan is a natural choice for the role of Managing Director,” said Tom Coba, President of ServiceMaster. “He is a driver of change in people and processes, and is adept at discovering and implementing the level of innovation needed. Alan is focused on increasing sales for all the brands through strategic thinking.”

Lewin joined ServiceMaster in the UK in 2005 as Director of Business Development to focus on driving the growth and market share of the ServiceMaster Clean and Furniture Medic franchise networks through its National Account programme. He was then appointed, in June 2010, to the UK executive leadership team as Business Development Director. This role involved wider strategic and tactical responsibilities in business development and leadership for the growth, and retention, of UK revenues for all ServiceMaster brands serving the commercial and domestic markets.

Lewin's sales and management career started with Minolta, Canon and Xerox. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from De Montfort University in Leicester.

Lewin said: “I’m excited about the future for ServiceMaster in the UK. We have a great range of services delivered through proven sustainable business models, which offer both an outstanding experience for customers, and a rewarding investment opportunity for franchisees.”