ISSA has appointed John Barrett executive director, effective September 1, 2015. Barrett replaces John Garfinkel, who will work in a consultative capacity through 2016 to facilitate a smooth transition.
Under Garfinkel’s 25-years of leadership, ISSA evolved into the leading organization for the global cleaning industry, having grown from 3,000 to 7,200 member firms worldwide. Garfinkel leaves the organization in a position of strong financial strength with a board of directors and staff committed to accelerate growth and value for all member classes.
“Thank you for your trust, confidence, and support,” says Garfinkel. “Serving the association these last 25 years has been the highest honor 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. John [Barrett] is well-qualified and motivated to move us forward having many years of leadership experience at the CEO level, both inside and outside our industry.”