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IICRC Board of Directors Elects 2021 Executive Committee


IICRC Board of Directors Elects 2021 Executive Committee LAS VEGAS – October 21, 2020 –

Following the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification’s (IICRC) 2021 Board of Directors election earlier this month, the IICRC Board is announcing today the election of its Executive Committee.

The IICRC Executive Committee oversees the operations of the organization and, together with the Board, represents the interests of all IICRC constituents. Each major decision made within the organization is brought before both the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

The 2021 Board of Directors Executive Committee includes:
• Kevin Pearson: Chairman of the Board
• Carey Vermeulen: Chair-Elect
• David Hodge: First Vice President
• Joe Dobbins: Second Vice President
• Scott Mitseff: Treasurer
• Robert Pettyjohn: Secretary

Additional members of the 2021 Board of Directors include:
• Bryan Brainerd
• Robert Blochinger
• Mark Drozdov
• Craig Kersemeier
• Tony Macaluso
• Leslie Morrow
• Darrell Paulson
• Ryan Tasovac
• James Tole

For more information about the 2020-2021 Board of Directors, please visit https://www.iicrc.org/IICRCBOD.

About the IICRC The IICRC is a global standards developing organization (SDO), accredited through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 Certified Technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, has an impact around the world. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific products brands, cleaning methods, or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.

RTI Expands Educational Offerings to Australia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Contact: Lisa Lavender, COO

September 23, 2020                                                                Phone: 610-926-0223

RTI Expands Educational Offerings to Australia                  Email: 


Reading, PA, Restoration Technical Institute, an Education Partner of ISSA, has expanded its educational offerings to serve the Australian service industry.   

Since its inception in 2012, RTI has had the opportunity to serve Australia’s cleaning and restoration professionals on a small scale.  In partnership with the institute’s education partner, ISSA, and the new training landscape, the opportunity to expand RTI programs in a true global sense has led to the development of a virtual online training opportunity specifically in service to Australia. 

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Water Restoration Technician (WRT) workshop is often one of the first courses cleaning and restoration professionals take to learn how to manage and mitigate water-related issues and disasters that impact homes, businesses, and the people’s whose lives are impacted. Psychrometry and the science and standards of care, equipment, and safety are some of the learning objectives of this 19-hour course.

The IICRC Standards of Care are American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved and globally recognized standards of care that offer a backdrop to provide courses and training globally. Special accommodations in service to the Australian market include the time of the course and equipment calculation worksheets using the metric system. The four-day course, instructed by industry expert, Destry Ransdell, will take place October 26–29, 6:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. AEST allowing students to attend class in the morning while still having time to serve their customers and companies. 

Chuck Boutall, RTI director of education, an industry expert, and IICRC Instructor, is thrilled to be offering the course. Since 2012, Boutall has been traveling to Australia to provide training and education. Over the years, he has developed a fondness for the country and the industry professionals that he has had the opportunity to work with as a trainer. Boutall will be on hand throughout the course as a resource and states, “It is a privilege to be involved in delivering education in the discipline of water restoration to the fine people of Australia.”

 “It’s our calling and purpose as a training center to deliver knowledge, passion, and inspiration that contribute to the success of others,” said Lisa Lavender, RTI chief operating officer (COO). “The landscape of training in today’s world has us driven to answer the call all around the world. The reality is that water and moisture problems that impact homes, businesses, and people’s lives happen all over the world and those people are best served by caring and trained professionals.”

Long term, RTI, plans to expand offerings in other restoration and cleaning disciplines and also offer a robust and engaging array of on-demand education and training through the RTI–ISSA Online Learning Institute which includes subscription-based managed learning and pay-per-course offerings.  

About RTI
Since 2012, the Restoration Technical Institute (RTI), an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified school and training center, has served the restoration, insurance, and related industries with the mission to provide opportunities, training and resources for the success of students and companies. In addition to offering a variety of IICRC-certified courses, RTI has also developed continuing education, webinars, events, and other resources for the restoration industry. Operating out of Reading, Pennsylvania, RTI’s training center creates a full learning experience combining classroom, hands-on training, and real-world application. Students from all around the world have benefited from the knowledge, passion, and inspiration they have received from their training experience. To learn more, visit

About ISSA

With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world's leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit www.issa.com, join the discussion with ISSA's LinkedIn group, follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

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