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The IICRC is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of 15 industry leaders elected by the IICRC’s Shareholders. The Board of Directors’ function is to represent the various interests of the Registrants while leading the direction of the organization. The Board of Directors meets four times per year and is tasked with the responsibility of helping shape future policies of the organization and uphold the standards that help shape the industry.

 

 

Pete Duncanson

Chairman, Executive Committee

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Kevin Pearson

Chair Elect, Executive Committee

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Kevin Pearson

Kevin is on the board of directors and serves as the chair of the certified firm committee, and a member of the registrant standards committee. Kevin is president of Pearson Carpet Care in Humble, Texas. He is also a Professional Cleaning & Restoration Alliance board member, and served on the S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning and S800 Carpet Inspector Standard and Reference Guide revision committees.

 

Craig Kersemeier

1st Vice President, Executive Committee

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Craig Kersemeier

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.

Jeff Bishop

2nd Vice President, Executive Committee

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Jeff Bishop

Jeff Bishop grew up in Albany, Ga. and is a second-generation cleaner/restorer. He has developed several of the courses and examinations leading to industry certification, while writing and editing eight industry standards. Jeff’s teaching career began in 1973, while organizing his cleaning and restoration, and chemical and equipment manufacturing businesses. Since then he has produced several books on cleaning, flooring inspection and disaster restoration. Before semi-retirement in 2015, Jeff taught over 50 courses annually in 10 IICRC-approved categories. He still holds the MTC, MWR, MSR and SCI designations and continues to serve as SCRT Technical Advisor. He currently serves as a consultant and to carpet and fabric manufacturers, insurance companies and a variety of city, state and federal disaster relief agencies. He also serves the IICRC as SCI, RRT and Exams Chair, as well as SCRT Shareholder representative and Board Member.

 

Steve Moran

Treasurer, Executive Committee

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Steve Moran

Steve is the owner/founder of A Cleaner Carpet LLC, Flood Masters of Colorado and the Denver Rug Cleaning & Repair Company. He is the current President of The Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Association PCUCA (PACR), and the secretary for ICRA-International Cleaning & Restoration Association. Steve also teaches continuing education classes to insurance agents/adjusters and realtors on water damage and mold mitigation. His connections within the trade associations and the community he works in offer a broad view of perspectives from owners, technicians and potential clients from for the cleaning and restoration industry.

 


Matt Cole

Secretary, Executive Committee

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Matt Cole

Matt Cole has been in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry for 35 years, and is an IICRC Master Textile Cleaner, Master Water Restorer and a certified Master Rug Cleaner. Matt currently serves on the IICRC’s Board of Directors, Instructors and Schools committee and has been a Carpet & FabriCare Institute (CFI) board member since 2008. He currently serves as their President. Matt has also been the owner of a carpet and upholstery business for 32 years and owner of a rug cleaning business for two. In his spare time, Matt enjoys his 1968 Camaro and 2005 Corvette.

 

Dennis Blake

Director

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Dennis Blake

Dennis has been a pillar in the industry, holding 14 IICRC Certifications and owning and running a Restoration company for over 38 years. As a Board Member in the early 1990′s he brought the World Floor Covering Association in as a shareholder. He is called on by numerous insurance companies and individuals for his expert opinion as a consultant and is still hands on with his restoration company, Better Floors & Restorations. Not only is he a widely known and respected individual in the Restoration as well as Flooring industry, he is a long term member, Past President and award winner in the Rotary club and a member of the City Council where he serves his community both locally and nationally.

 

Joe Dobbins

Director

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Joe Dobbins

Joe first joined the board in 2002 for a six-year tenure serving as an Executive Officer as Chairman of Certification Council. Having been an approved instructor with the IICRC in multiple courses of cleaning and restoration since 1992, he has also served as Certification Council Vice-Chair, Division Chair over different divisions of technical courses and Technical Advisory Chair over multiple different courses. Currently Joe serves as Division Chair over Restoration segment of courses within IICRC training. Personal business included owner/operator of a cleaning, reconstruction, and remediation/restoration company for 25 years. After retirement from business, employment included time as a property claims adjuster with a major insurance company during 2007 – 2008. Currently, love of teaching brought Joe back to full-time instruction since 2009 in addition to serving as expert witness in litigation and court cases.

 

Jessika James

Director

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Jessika James

Jessika James has been in the cleaning and restoration industry for over 32 years, opening her first carpet and upholstery cleaning company along with her brother in 1984. She has owned and operated several disaster restoration and bio-remediation businesses in the northern California bay area. Among her many accomplishments in the industry, Jessika has earned the status of IICRC Approved Instructor and teaches CCT, CCMT, UFT, OCT, FSRT, and WRT. She is an IICRC Master Textile Cleaner, Master Water Restorer and Master Fire & Smoke Restorer, Council Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Mold Remediator and Certified Mold Professional. Jessika has managed the education programs for industry leaders such as Prochem, and was the past Senior Training Specialist for Kärcher, North America. Presently, she is working as an industry inspector and consultant.

 

Dan Mesenburg

Director

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Dan Mesenburg

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Scott Mitseff

Director

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Scott Mitseff

Scott Mitseff has been in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry for 25 years and is an (IICRC) Master Water Restorer, Master Smoke & Fire Restorer, Master Textile Cleaner and a Certified Textile Pro Technician. Scott has been involved in the Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest (CCINW) for the past 20 years and currently serves as their President as well as a shareholder representative. Scott has also been the owner of a carpet and fine fabric/upholstery, hardwood floor cleaning, and stone/tile cleaning and polishing business since 1991, as well as owner of a rug cleaning business for the past 10 years. In his spare time, Scott is an accomplished long distance endurance motorcycle rider (with trips averaging over 1,000 miles in 24-hours) and a premier member of the International Iron Butt Association (IBA).

 

Robert Pettyjohn

Director

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Robert Pettyjohn

Robert Pettyjohn was raised in Camden, S.C. and graduated from Gardner Webb College in Boiling Springs, N.C. in 1974. It was there he met his wife of 38 years, Karen Chapman. Robert and Karen live in Wake Forest, N.C., and have two daughters, Katie and Wendy, and three grandchildren. He began Pettyjohn’s Cleaning & Restoration out of their family’s minivan in 1989. Robert has served as President of Mid-South Professional Cleaners Association where he received the prestigious Dick Bernson Award. He has earned IICRC Master Cleaner, Master Water Restorer and Master Fire and Smoke Restorer certifications. He is also RIA Certified Water Loss Specialist and is a Certified Master Rug Cleaner. Pettyjohn considers his election to the IICRC Board as “one of the highest honors” of his 27 years in this industry.

 

Paul Pleskek

Director

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Paul Pleshek

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James Tole

Director

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James Tole

James has been in the cleaning and restoration Industry for 30 years and has trained hundreds of companies in the USA and Canada. He has extensive field and management experience in the handling of contents after insured losses and specializes in packout procedures, individual job management, contents estimating and inventory software. James is also a chemical engineering graduate with a great understanding of the chemistries and processes for use in hands-on cleaning. James is an IICRC Instructor as well as an affiliated instructor with Hydramaster Corporation, Clean Aid and Fireline training centers. James brings to his courses a unique compilation of practical exposure and practices based on ‘the science of cleaning’ targeted towards increasing technician, manager and supervisory skills and efficiency.

 

Carey Vermeulen

Director

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Carey Vermeulen

Carey has been a volunteer with the IICRC since 1991 and has served 17 of those years as a Board member, five years as Vice President and three years as President. Carey has been involved in the development of IICRC/ANSI S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, IICRC/ANSI S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mould Remediation, IICRC/ANSI S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning and was the Chair of the IICRC S300 Standard and Reference guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning. Today Carey is among the busiest IICRC instructors averaging over 70 classes a year primarily for the restoration and insurance industries and maintains among the highest student pass rate. Carey continues to volunteer as a public speaker at industry related events, writes technical articles and provides consulting services to the restoration, cleaning and insurance industries.

 

    WHAT ARE CERTIFICATION CLASSES?

    Certification classes are classes taught by an approved Instructor or School. Each class taught varies from one day to five days, depending on course content and requirements. Online learning is also available in select categories for those who cannot attend a class.

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    WHAT IS AN APPROVED SCHOOL?

    As a certifying and standards-setting body, the IICRC owns no schools and has no instructors on staff. Rather, to fulfill its education commitment, the IICRC approves schools and instructors that apply to and meet the criteria set forth by the board of directors. 

     

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    Will instructors travel?

    The IICRC does not provide recommendations for any approved instructor, rather, any individual seeking to attend a class is required to contact an approved instructor from the directory provided for any inquires related to their services.

     

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