PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A businessman from Maryland has been identified as one of the victims killed in a train derailment in Philadelphia.
Robert Gildersleeve, 45, was identified as one of the eight passengers killed when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday.
Doug Baker, Ecolab Chairman and CEO, released the following the statement regarding Gildersleeve’s death:
“We have been notified that our associate, Bob Gildersleeve, lost his life in the Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague. Bob was with Ecolab for 22 years, most recently as vice president of Corporate Accounts for our Institutional business in North America. Bob was an exceptional leader and was instrumental to our success. We will greatly miss him, and our thoughts go out to his beloved family members and friends.”