ICS Magazine

Pro-Link staffers earn CIMS certification

September 3, 2008

Canton, MA -September 3, 2008-Pro-Link, Inc., a leading jansan focused marketing and buying group based in Canton, Mass., announces that two members of their staff, Rich Parillo and Bill Eckhart, have recently earned CIMS certification from ISSA.

Parillo was the director of environmental services at a large New York–area hospital. He then started and ran the janitorial division of OR&L-a large construction, real estate marketing, and property management company in Connecticut and Florida-making it a multimillion-dollar enterprise. He is now Pro-Link’s building service contractor specialist.

Eckhart, who is a master textile cleaner and instructor for IICRC, has been in the cleaning and sanitary supply industry since 1978. He was manager for a contract cleaning company and has sold cleaning products and equipment for more than 20 years. He is a Pro-Link regional manager and chemical specialist.

According to Parillo, the CIMS program is a consensus-based management program incorporating the “best practices” of a variety of different cleaning systems and management standards.

“It helps professionalize cleaning technicians,” he says. “It’s a set of practices and standards that help cleaning workers and contractors deliver consistent, top-quality work.”

Adds Eckhart, “As end customers realize the importance of our industry in protecting human health, these programs [like CIMS] help our industry address these challenges, and perform our work more efficiently and effectively.”