Dean Chin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at ABM Industries, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top Chief Accounting Officer” for 2012. Mr. Chin was listed among the top 15 CAOs in the United States in ExecRank’s final rankings. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top Chief Accounting Officers that yielded an algorithm for how to rank CAOs based on their performance in 24 key areas. According to Adam Navrozally, Analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank, “Mr. Chin has a strong record of success in numerous financial roles, most notably at ABM Industries. His financial insights and background in audits and regulations have made him a strong asset to ABM Industries and their accounting procedures and controls. He is highly regarded in the facility services industry, and amongst other Chief Accounting Officers.” Mr. Chin commented, “I am honored to be included by ExecRank alongside a distinguished group of leaders in my field. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the senior management team and my many exceptional finance colleagues at ABM.” There are over 30,000 Chief Accounting Officers and Controllers in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top Chief Accounting Rankings” for 2012. The number one area of focus for Top CAOs in 2012 has been their role in maintaining financial controls and adherence to increasingly difficult reporting compliance. ExecRank also weighed heavily the recommendations provided by the CFOs and CEOs of the finalists, as the accounting process is crucial to analyzing the company’s past and future performance. In addition, we saw a significant uptick in the number of CAOs that served on boards of directors and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The CAOs that made this list represent the best of the best in their field.
For the complete rankings, please visit www.ExecRank.com.About Mr. Chin Mr. Dean A. Chin has been Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of ABM Industries since June 2010. He joined ABM in 2008 as Vice President and Assistant Corporate Controller, where he led the financial reporting, accounting and policy functions. Prior to joining ABM, Mr. Chin served as Director of Finance at the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., and, earlier, gained public accounting experience as a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young. About ExecRank ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other business media companies. Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world’s top business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending, proprietary algorithm that took 2 years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives. ExecRank rankings reach over 6 million readers a year in the United States alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more. About ABM ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of integrated facility solutions. Thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients outsource their non-core functions to ABM for consistent quality service that meets their specialized facility needs. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include expansive facility services, energy solutions, commercial cleaning, maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. With more than $4 billion in revenues and 100,000 employees deployed throughout the United States and various international locations, ABM delivers custom facility solutions to meet the unique client requirements of multiple industries –- ranging from healthcare, government and education to high-tech, aviation and manufacturing. ABM leverages its breadth of services, deep industry expertise and technology-enabled workforce to preserve and build value for clients’ physical assets. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.