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New President for Roto-Rooter

September 17, 2020 | By HPAC Magazine

Robert Goldschmidt has been a member of the executive team at Cincinnati-based Roto-Rooter for 28 years.


Robert Goldschmidt

Roto-Rooter Services Company, provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services across North America with over 400 franchise territories serving approximately 91% of the U.S. and 40% of the population in Canada, has announced that Robert Goldschmidt has been named president of company, effective October 1, 2020, succeeding Rick Arquilla, who is retiring at the end of the year after 21 years in the position.

Goldschmidt has been a member of the executive team at Cincinnati-based Roto-Rooter for 28 years, currently serving as executive vice president, a role he has held since 2015.

presidentWhen he joined the company in 1992 as director of development, he focused on growing the company via the acquisition of independent Roto-Rooter franchises, and he has completed over 100 acquisitions. In 1999, he was promoted to vice president, tasked with developing and operating a network of corporate call centers. In 2003 he was promoted to senior vice president.

As president, Goldschmidt will oversee operations, national sales, call centers and corporate merger and acquisition activities. He will also provide guidance to the company’s manufacturing division and franchising network.

Roto-Rooter’s longtime president and COO, Rick Arquilla, will stay on until his retirement at the end of 2020. Arquilla joined Roto-Rooter in 1989 and was promoted to president and COO in 1999. During his 21-year tenure at the helm, Roto-Rooter’s annual sales grew from US$280 million to US$700 million while operating profit grew from US$38 million to US$150 million.




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