Ecolab executive unaccounted for after Amtrak accident

Bob Gildersleeve
Bob Gildersleeve
Howard Brundrett | Ecolab via AP file

An executive of St. Paul-based Ecolab is unaccounted for after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to the company.

Bob Gildersleeve, an Ecolab vice president who lives in Baltimore, is believed to have been on the train.

"We are concerned about Bob's well-being and are hoping for the best," said Ecolab spokesman Roman Blahoski.

Gildersleeve, 45, has been with Ecolab for 22 years. He has an office in St. Paul, Blahoski said.

Gildersleeve's family was in Philadelphia, circulating his photo and information about what he was wearing. He had a ticket for the train that crashed Tuesday, his father said, and relatives have been unable to get information from Amtrak on his whereabouts.

Seven people were killed in the accident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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