OH - Nov 3, 2010 - The International
Association (IEHA) has awarded Bob Robinson, Sr., founder and
president of Kaivac, Inc.
with the 2010 Honorary Membership Award.
to IEHA, as the inventor of the No-Touch Cleaning®
System, Robinson has contributed to providing equipment to the
housekeeping management profession that protects the health of end-users,
building occupants, and improves the self-esteem of cleaning workers.
addition, as chairman elect for the Cleaning Industry
Research Institute (CIRI), "Robinson has proven himself to be a
leading advocate, encouraging more science in cleaning," says Beth
Risinger, CEO/executive director of IEHA. "He has also been very
instrumental in promoting Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™
ICM is an
open-source system in which "best practices" for cleaning are defined
by scientific measurement of cleaning outcomes.
Honorary Membership Award is a status of membership conferred upon a person,
such as Robinson, who has made notable contributions to the housekeeping
management profession. The recipient is awarded with complimentary IEHA
membership for life.
recipients of this prestigious award have included:
- Stephen Swigart, chairman and chief executive
officer (CEO) of Spartan Chemical Company Inc. (2002)
- Longtime IEHA member William "Bill" Jones,
- IEHA international member Sheila Perera of the
United Kingdom Housekeepers Association (2008)
- John Garfinkel, executive director of ISSA
"This is a
true honor for me and for my company," says Robinson. "IEHA has
been so instrumental not only in promoting and professionalizing the
housekeeping industry, but [in] advancing the lives of its members. I humbly
say thank you."