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IICRC Elects Executive Committee for 2010-2011

IICRC Elects Executive Committee at 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

IICRC Chairman Paul Pearce Elected for another Term

 VANCOUVER, Wash. – October 27, 2010 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) held is semi-annual Board of Directors meeting earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nev. At the October 3-4, 2010 meetings, the Board of Directors elected the 2010-2011 Executive Committee. Paul Pearce, former IICRC president and the current chairman was re-elected to serve another year for the organization.

“I’m humbled and honored to be elected for another year to serve the organization,” said Pearce. “It’s a very exciting time for the IICRC with multiple initiatives on the horizon and I’m very much looking forward to working again with our outstanding board and Executive Committee as we continue to help drive the industry forward.”

Other  officers elected  include: Darrell Paulson, Vice President; Mike Reed, Vice President; Rosemary Schooley, Secretary; Ed Hobbs Treasurer; David Jones, International Vice President; and, Barry Costa, Certification Council Chair. Dan Mabesoone, owner of Master Care Corporation in Norwich, Conn., was elected to serve as a member at large for the Board of Directors, along with current at large directors Dr. Al Luedtke, Cindy (Sayre) Boland, Patrick Moffitt, Barry Costa and David Jones. Additionally, the current 12 directors were re-elected to their positions.

In addition to electing new officers, the Board of Directors also reviewed the proposed strategic plan for the IICRC and approved a plan for the organization moving forward.

“The plan will serve as an overarching guide that will help lead us to where we want to be. The IICRC has grown tremendously during the past 38 years and will continue to do so. The plan outlines goals for various functions of the IICRC that we will continually return to as new efforts are launched to make sure we are on the right path,” said Pearce.

The next IICRC Board of Directors and Certification Council meetings are scheduled for April 11-13, 2011 in Clearwater, Fla. prior to the Connections Conference.


About the IICRC

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an ANSI-accredited standards setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialized fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industries.  Organized in 1972, the IICRC currently represents more than 5,700 Certified Firms and 54,000 Certified Technicians in 22 countries.  The IICRC, with participation from the entire industry, sets standards for inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration.  IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems.  It approves schools and instructors that meet the criteria established by the IICRC.  IICRC also serves as a consumer referral source for Certified Firms and Inspectors.


NE Ohio Chapter to Offer Worry Free Upholstery Class

On December 9th 2010 the  NE Ohio SCRT Chapter Presents


1/2 IICRC CEC Credit

 Instructor: Jim Pemberton

 Jim Pemberton, President & CEO of Pembertons, has a lifetime of hands-on-experience in the cleaning and restoration industry. Since 1979, he has conducted training seminars on a wide variety of cleaning subjects for trade associations, equipment manufacturers & franchises as well as the independent cleaning professional.

 This is a great refresher class for you and your technicians. There will be plenty of hands on. Jim will show you the latest tricks, cleaning products, and  MUST have tools of the trade. Come join the discussion, share and network with some of the most informed cleaners in the NE. OH. Cleaning and Restoration Industry. Cost for SCRT Members $40.00 and $60.00 for non-SCRT members.  Price includes lunch and refreshments. Location for class will be at AkroSteam owned by SCRT Member Lee Lewis in Akron OH. The address 3592 S. Arlington Rd. Akron OH 44319 .Time will be from 8:30am to 12:00pm.  IICRC will make available to those who attend a 1/2 Continuing Education Credit. Space is limited and SCRT members get first dibs, so make sure you get your RSVP in today. Call Tom Sherman at 330-262-0936 ex2, or email

Tom Sherman

NE Ohio SCRT Chapter President

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