Ecolab executive found dead in Amtrak wreckage

Officials confirmed Thursday that the eighth body found in Tuesday night's Amtrak train wreckage has been identified as Robert Gildersleeve, 45, an executive at St. Paul-based company Ecolab.

Gildersleeve was vice president of Corporate Accounts for Ecolab's Institutional business. He had been with the company for 22 years. Yesterday, the company's spokesperson told Fox 9 "We are concerned about Bob's well-being and are hoping for the best."

Gildersleeve lives near Baltimore and was on a business trip at the time. He's married with two children, ages 16 and 13.

Statement from Ecolab CEO Doug Baker

"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."

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