Cotton Board of Directors

David Carpenter
Facilty Operator at ABM Industries

Mr. Carpenter recently joined ABM, the largest U.S. Facilities services company as the head of its Education Division. ABM with nearly 100,000 employees serving a broad range of industries in over 15 countries, ABM has become the leader in Integrated Facility Solutions market.

Prior to that he was the CEO of Atlantic Express the 3rd largest School and Charter Bus and Transportation provider in the United States. Atlantic Express operated in the major education markets and served many of the largest School Districts in the country including New York City, Los Angles and Philadelphia Department of Education.

Mr. Carpenter started his career with ARAMARK Corporation and over 18 years served in various successive roles. From 2007 to 2013 served as the President of the Healthcare Division which covered all of North America providing Food, Facilities and Clinical Engineering.

Mr. Carpenter holds a BA from Bloomsburg University. He has served on the American Hospital Association Diversity Council, a former member of the Atlantic Express Board and served on the ARAMARK Presidents Council.




Oct. 20, 2016
Growth Trend Continues Across Cotton
Cotton is pleased to announce the addition of three new managers to support company operations across the Roofing, Logistics, and Culinary specialized divisions.

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Sept. 21, 2016
Cotton Risk Manager to Present a Lineup of Sessions at RIMS 2017
Cotton Holdings Inc., a RIMS member, has been chosen to present four sessions at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA.

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Sept, 2016
Article by Lance J. Ewing: Appealing to Fear
Insurance company defense teams must plan ahead to overcome plaintiff attorneys who use scare tactics to sway juries.

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Aug 31, 2016
Cotton Holdings Expands Leadership Team
Cotton Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce Jeff Erler and Keith Benton have joined the Company as General Counsel and Health, Safety and Environmental ("HSE") Director, respectively.

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Aug 17, 2016
School Board Declares Emergency, Hires Cotton Global Disaster Solutions to Begin the Clean-Up Operations
A disaster clean-up company has been hired by the Tangipahoa Parish School Board to begin operations immediately to get Amite West Side Middle Magnet School suitable for the resumption of classes.

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