CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 2004--Roto-Rooter Inc.
(NYSE:RRR) (OTCBB:CHEQP) today announced that the Board of Directors
has elected David P. Williams, 43, a Vice President and the Chief
Financial Officer of the company. As a member of the executive
management team, Mr. Williams will play a key role in strategic and
financial planning and operations, as well as oversee treasury
functions and investor relations.
Mr. Williams joined Roto-Rooter in 1990 as Vice President of
Finance for The Omnia Group, a former subsidiary engaged in the
manufacture and distribution of medical and dental products. He was
promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance in 1992 and to Senior
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnia in 1993. He
transferred to the Roto-Rooter Management Company subsidiary in 1998
as Chief Financial Officer and was named Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer the following year.
Prior to joining Roto-Rooter, Mr. Williams worked for Price
Waterhouse as manager of Comprehensive Professional Services from 1983
Mr. Williams holds a B.A. in accounting from Michigan State
University. In addition, he earned his M.B.A. with high honors from
Michigan State University's Executive Management Program.
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and headquartered in
Cincinnati, Ohio, Roto-Rooter Inc. (www.RotoRooter.com) operates in
the residential and commercial repair-and-maintenance-service industry
under the names Roto-Rooter and Service America Network Inc.
Roto-Rooter also operates in the healthcare field through its VITAS
Healthcare Corporation subsidiary. VITAS is the nation's largest
provider of end-of-life hospice care services. Roto-Rooter is North
America's largest provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services.
Service America provides major-appliance and heating/air-conditioning
repair, maintenance, and replacement services.
Statements in this press release or in other Roto-Rooter
communications may relate to future events or Roto-Rooter's future
performance. Such statements are forward-looking statements and are
based on present information Roto-Rooter has related to its existing
business circumstances. Investors are cautioned that such
forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risk that actual
results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements.
Further, investors are cautioned that Roto-Rooter does not assume any
obligation to update forward-looking statements based on unanticipated
events or changed expectations.
CONTACT: Roto-Rooter, Inc.
David P. Williams, 513-762-6901
SOURCE: Roto-Rooter, Inc.