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Wanda York is the widow of industry pioneer Ed York, who passed away at the age of 79 on March 13, 2006. Of Ed York’s many accomplishments, there’s perhaps none more significant than the establishment of the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Certification (IICUC), which is now the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
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Vince Caffarello is a 52-year veteran of the industry, having started on April 4, 1960. He currently serves as the president of Duraclean International, Inc.
Tryna Cooper is a 36-veteran of the industry, having served as the VP of the Professional Cleaning Network (1976-1997), VP of Textile Consultants (1980-present), IICRC Board of Directors (1983-1993), IICRC Secretary (1984-1993) and Connections Founder and Management (2003-2012).
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Tony Legenstein is a 44-year veteran of the cleaning/restoration industry and president of Certified Carpet (Lancaster, PA).
Steve Kaufman is the president of Pro Line Supply.
Pete Consigli is a 35+-year veteran of the industry and currently serves as an advisor for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and previously served as a trainer/instructor with Dri-Eaz.