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Brandon Burton Named IICRC Standards Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon Burton

Named IICRC Standards Chairman

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 29, 2019 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced Brandon Burton as its new Standards Chairman. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Burton took over for longstanding Standards Chairman Howard Wolf.

“I’m excited to take on this new role within the IICRC,” said Burton. “Howie left some big shoes to fill, but I’m eager to begin this next chapter, and further develop the IICRC Standards program.”

Brandon has served the cleaning and restoration industry since 1995, with past employment as the Technical Director for Legend Brands and Training Director for the Restoration Sciences Academy.

Throughout his more than 20 years in the industry, Burton has worked to support rapidly developing technology and industry best practices, with a passion for promoting the industry’s continued growth and professionalism.

Brandon is an approved IICRC instructor in the categories of Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration (WRT), and serves as the Vice Chair of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Consensus Body with a tenure of nearly 20 years as an active voting member.

“We’d like to thank Howard Wolf for his groundbreaking work as Standards Chairman for the last 6 years,” said Mili Washington, IICRC Standards Director. “Under Howie’s able leadership, we successfully launched the Standards subscription website, revised and published multiple American National Standards and initiated the development of several new industry Standards.”

For more information, or a photo of Burton, please contact Jennifer Petersen at.

About IICRC
The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 47,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org

IICRC Seeks Volunteers for New BSR/­IICRC S530 and BSR/IICRC S590 Standards

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IICRC Seeks Volunteers for New Standards - BSR/­IICRC S530 and BSR/IICRC S590

LAS VEGAS – October 29, 2018 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is  seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of two new Standards: BSR/­IICRC S530 Standard for Indoor Environmental Assessment for Suspected Mold Contaminated Structures; and BSR/IICRC S590 Standard for HVAC Cleaning and Decontamination in a Water Damaged Environment.

For those interested in serving on either the BSR/­IICRC S530 or BSR/­IICRC S590 consensus bodies, please consider the following:

  • The BSR­/IICRC S530 Standard for Indoor Environmental Assessment for Suspected Mold Contaminated Structures will establish a proper methodology and protocol for the inspection and evaluation of structures known or suspected to have mold contamination, and will promote proper methodology and processes for the assessment of mold contaminated structures.

IICRC is seeking volunteers for this Standard from restoration companies and workers; those who investigate or assess abnormal water intrusion, prepare restoration specifications, procedures and protocols, manage restoration projects (e.g., indoor environmental professionals (IEPs) and other specialized experts); and other potential materially interested parties (e.g., consumers and occupants, property owners and managers, insurance company representatives, government and regulatory bodies); property owners and managers, occupants and tenants, professional remediators, those who investigate mold complaints, property restorers, indoor environmental professionals, environmental consultants, industrial hygienists, building engineers, insurance companies and regulatory bodies.

Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S530 consensus body should visit https://www.iicrc.org/SBSRIICRCS530 for more information and to download the application form.

  • The BSR/IICRC S590 Standard for HVAC Cleaning and Decontamination in a Water Damaged Environment. This new document will provide a specific set of practical standards for HVAC cleaning in a water-damage restoration project.

IICRC is seeking volunteers for this Standard from restoration companies and workers; those who investigate or assess abnormal water intrusion, prepare restoration specifications, procedures and protocols, manage restoration projects (e.g., indoor environmental professionals (IEPs) and other specialized experts); and other potential materially interested parties (e.g., consumers and occupants, property owners and managers, insurance company representatives, government and regulatory bodies).

Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S590 consensus body should visit https://www.iicrc.org/SBSRIICRCS590  for more information and to download the application form.

 

Consensus body members can expect to begin work on the standards by early 2019 with nearly all meetings being held online and via conference calls. The new Standards are expected to be completed in approximately two years. Complete applications should be emailed to IICRC Standards at  

 

About IICRC
The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 47,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.

BENEFECT COMMUNITY FUND

BENEFECT COMMUNITY FUND

We all come in contact with people in need every day. Perhaps someone has had a disaster and can’t afford to have it repaired. Maybe a Church or non-profit group has had a flood but lacks the proper insurance coverage to get it fixed…

We’ve all heard of pay-it forward and maybe you’ve even experienced it! We’re adopting a similar model to resource our friends and partners in the industry who know people in need. Whether it was a catastrophic loss like Hurricane Sandy or a simple pipe bursting, Benefect Corp. has made product and financial contributions to those in need to help communities all across North America. This is one way our Restoration Community can come together to meet the needs of our community.

To learn more about the Benefect Community Fund, please watch our video below. To make a donation to the Benefect Community Fund, please visit their website Benefect Community Fund or Watch The Video.

IICRC Welcomes Three New Executive Team Members

Las Vegas – June 12, 2018 –The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced the addition of three new executive team members to its management staff. The new hires include a Certification Exam Developer, Certification Process Manager and Marketing Manager.

“Each of these individuals brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization and we’re excited to have them on board,” said IICRC Chairman Pete Duncanson. “We look forward to growing the organization, and with continued improvements and quality additions to our management staff; we’re well on our way.”

The newest additions to the IICRC management staff include:

  • Jennifer H. Bethke, Certification Exam Developer
    As the IICRC Certification Exam Developer, Jennifer Bethke will work with subject matter experts and volunteers to create exams based on IICRC standards and revise existing exams to include best practices.

    Bethke began her career working with volunteer-led organizations more than 15 years ago. Her accomplishments include creating and launching a new certification designation, recuperating an existing certification and restructuring the delivery of exams.

    Bethke studied communications at Southern Illinois University and successfully completed the Loyola University Chicago Executive Education Program. Bethke will work remotely out of Chicago. 

  • Michael Eubanks, Certification Process Manager
    As the IICRC Certification Process Manager, Michael Eubanks will head the Institute’s Certification Process Department which includes two supervisors and 13 customer service representatives. Previously, Eubanks worked in the inventory industry managing several offices in varied markets across the country. 

    Eubanks also volunteers for the American Red Cross and has tutored incarcerated individuals assisting them with pursing their high school equivalency degree. 

    Eubanks received his MBA in 2016, graduating with honors, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership.
  • Sharon Jones Jackson, Marketing Manager
    As the IICRC Marketing Manager, Sharon Jackson will work to develop strategies for the marketing department and increase the Institute’s global footprint.

    With more than 20 years of marketing experience, Jackson has led worldwide teams in the Philippines and India to maximize impact and reach marketing goals. Previously, she led the PR and communication efforts for a continuing education association that grants CE credits to veterinary professionals. Most recently, she led the wholesale division at an ecommerce/technology company.

    Jackson holds an MBA in Marketing and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing/English.


For more information on the IICRC and its role in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry, please visit http://www.iicrc.org.

About IICRC
The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 50,000 certified technicians and more than 5,800 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org

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