ISSA names new executive director

28th of August 2015
ISSA names new executive director

Global cleaning industry association ISSA - which has its headquarters in the US - has appointed a new executive director to replace John Garfinkel, who has led the organisation for the past 25 years. He is John Barrett, who has worked in senior positions in companies including Frontenac, SMS Assist, Compass Group, Kimco Corp., York Management, Gemini Industries, Ogden Allied, and Xerox.

Garfinkel will work in a consultative capacity throughout 2016 in order to facilitate a smooth transition, says ISSA.

"Thank you for your trust, confidence, and support," he said after the announcement. "Serving the association these last 25 years has been the highest honour and most rewarding experience in my 50 years within the cleaning industry.

"Earlier this year, I requested the board commence its search for a new executive director. The board has gone through a sound, effective process and we are all fortunate in the selection and acceptance of the position by John Barrett."

Barrett has served as an ISSA board member for the past six years, with the last three as an officer, serving this year as treasurer. He said on his appointment: "The work of ISSA is nothing short of mission-critical to human health and wellness.

"Our association understands the true value of clean and its importance to economic and social advancement. I have never been more proud to be a part of something so absolutely essential."



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