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Craig Kersemeier named President of SCRT

At the December Board of Directors meeting in Dallas, Texas, Gary Glenn resigned as President of SCRT and Craig Kersemeier was appointed as President.

Craig Kersemeier has been involved in the cleaning and restoration industry his whole life. Craig is a second-generation leader of K-tech Kleening Systems. Craig has held many leadership positions in the industry, from IICRC, ICRA, MCRA and Connection Events, to North America’s largest carpet cleaning and restoration convention and trade show. Craig has also worked with manufacturers to help develop and test restoration equipment - many of which are in the market. Craig also provides expert witness services with insurance companies.

IICRC Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

IICRC Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Las Vegas - Oct. 19, 2016 - The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced the election of five members to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Elections were held during the IICRC's October shareholder meeting in Las Vegas.

New Board of Directors members include Jessika James and Robert Pettyjohn. Joe Dobbins, Pete Duncanson and Kevin Pearson were reelected. Also new to the Board this year as honorary members are Scott Mitseff and James Tole.

Following the election, the new Board of Directors elected Pete Duncanson as Chairman of the Board. As Chair, Duncanson will serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee which includes: Kevin Pearson, first vice president; Craig Kersemeier, second vice president; Paul Pearce, third vice president; Joe Dobbins, treasurer; and Matt Cole, secretary.

"We're excited to welcome both new and familiar faces to the Board," said Duncanson. "It's been a challenging year for the Institute, but we've righted the ship and look forward to what lies ahead."

Additional members of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors include:

  *   Jeff Bishop
  *   Dennis Blake
  *   Matt Cole
  *   Gary Glenn
  *   Craig Jasper
  *   Patrick Moffett
  *   Steve Moran
  *   Paul Pearce
  *   Carey Vermeulen

For more information about the IICRC, please visit http://www.iicrc.org, or contact Jennifer Petersen at <mailto:>.

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 54,000 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.

BSC-IICRC S540 New Draft Standard Available for Public View

BSR-IICRC S540 New Draft Standard Available for Public Review

(LAS VEGAS) October 7, 2016 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification(IICRC) has opened a public review for the new draft BSR-IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Remediation. The draft S540 Standard is available from Oct.7 – Nov. 21 for public review.

The IICRC S540 Standard describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene remediation regardless of surface, item, or location. It defines criteria and methodology used by the technician for inspecting and investigating blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) contamination, and for establishing work plans and procedures.

The IICRC S540 draft Standard is available for review and comment as part of the ANSI 45-day public review period. Download the draft Standard and comment form via Dropbox here:http://tinyurl.com/iicrcS540review. All comments must be submitted using completed comment forms to IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at , no later than Nov. 21.

For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by the IICRC, visitwww.iicrc.org. To purchase a copy of IICRC standards, please visit http://webstore.iicrc.org.

About the IICRC

The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies 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, 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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IICRC Announces Transition to Self-Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IICRC Announces Transition to Self-Management

LAS VEGAS - Aug. 15, 2016 - The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification<http://www.iicrc.org/> (IICRC) today announced that it has transitioned to self-management.  All operations will now be conducted by IICRC staff located within the Global Resource Center in Las Vegas.

"This is an exciting time for the IICRC," said IICRC Chairman Pete Duncanson. "Registrants, schools, instructors and Certified Firms will notice improvements every day.  Throughout this transition, our top priority is improving customer support."

The IICRC has already begun to implement numerous procedures to strengthen the Institute, including the hiring of a new customer satisfaction team. The IICRC will also have a new toll-free phone number (844-464-4272) and help desk email (<;mailto:>).

"Please be patient with us as we establish the foundation for an improved IICRC," added Duncanson. "The Institute has helped hundreds of thousands of inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation businesses to thrive - and will continue to do so for years to come."

For more information about the IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org<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 54,000 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, visitwww.iicrc.org<http://www.iicrc.org/>.

IICRC Announces Keith Williams Award Winner to Jim Carfield

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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)is thrilled to announce that James R. Carfield is the winner of the Keith Williams Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant technical contributions to the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry. 
 
“We are pleased to name Jim Carfield as the 2016 Keith Williams Award winner,” said IICRC Chairman of the Board Peter Duncanson. “With his continuous contributions to the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries, Jim has provided valuable input, leadership and insight to the IICRC and its members.”
 
In the early 1970s, Jim founded JR Flooring, a diversified cleaning, restoration, retail floor covering and installation business. He grew his company from just two vehicles to a multi-vehicle, multi-crew operation. After retiring from his company in 2015, Jim has continued to devote his expert knowledge to the industry.   
 
Jim’s expertise and experience has benefitted numerous IICRC training and education programs, and the development of installation and inspection standards. Early in his IICRC involvement, Jim assisted in updating the newly formed Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT) course syllabus and exam. He helped take RRT instruction to the next level by building a demonstration platform and providing carpet, cushion, moldings and tools for hands-on demonstration of installation techniques. Most recently, Jim provided valuable input on the BSR S600 installation standard and the ANSI/IICRC S800 inspection standard. 
 
Jim has served as Chair of the RRT Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). He has also authored many technical articles, worked with the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) in developing the original CRI 104 and 105 residential and commercial installation standards.  He has traveled to Dalton, Georgia on multiple occasions to represent the IICRC in its manufacturer liaison seminars.  Jim has been an active member of the Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians since the 1980s, having served as “official auctioneer” in raising thousands of dollars for the non-profit association.  
 
Jim will be presented with the Keith Williams Award at the IICRC’s fall meetings.

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