VANCOUVER, Wash. – October 22, 2009 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification ( elected the 2010 Board of Directors and Executive Committee during its recent October meeting in Vancouver, Wash.

Paul Pearce, National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA, U.K.), was elected chairman of the IICRC Board of Directors following his successful term as IICRC President, in which he oversaw the selection of the first paid president for the organization. In this capacity, Pearce will also serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee. Additional committee officers elected during the annual meeting were: Darrell Paulson, First Vice President; Mike Reed, Second Vice president, Professional Cleaning & Restoration Alliance (PCRA); David Jones, International Vice President, National Upholstery and Carpet Cleaners Association (NUCCA - AU); Ed Hobbs, Treasurer, Mid South Professional Cleaners Association (MSPCA); Barry Lichtenstein, Secretary, New England Institute of Restoration & Cleaning (NEIRC); and Barry Costa, Chairman of the Certification Council. Patrick Winters will continue to serve as IICRC President and CEO.

“The past year has been a year of transition for the IICRC. We were extremely pleased to bring on Patrick Winters as the organization’s first paid president and our Executive Committee has worked hard over the past year to move the IICRC forward,” said Pearce. “I’m confident that in the next year, our Board of Directors, Executive Committee and supporting staff will continue to lead the IICRC down a successful path, looking to further engage our registrants and educate the public.”

Pearce, an industry veteran since 1973, is a Master Cleaner, Restorer and Instructor as well as the owner of Country House Carpet Care in England. He is a past president of the National Carpet Cleaners Association and has also served as past chairman of the British Cleaning Council.

In addition the 2010 Exectuive Committee members, IICRC Board of Directors for the next year will be: Bob Diloreto, Association of Wisconsin Cleaning Contractors (AWCC); Tony Wheelwright, Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest (CCINW); Graham Bedwell, The Carpet and Fabricare Institute (CFI); Craig Jasper, Carpet and Rug Cleaners Institute of Illinois (CRCII); Rosemary Schooley, Floor Covering Institute of Ontario (FIO); Brian Kornet, New York Rug Cleaners Institute (NYRCI) Dave Keiter, Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Association (PCUCA); Pete Duncanson, Society of Cleaning & Restoration Technicians (SCRT); Bill Weigand, Tri-State Restorers & Specialty Cleaners Association (TRSCA); Chris Davis, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA); Jim Pemberton, Representing Individual Share Holder Lee Pemberton; Rod Paulson, Individual Shareholder; Doug Bowles, At Large Director; Al Leudtke, At Large Director; Cindy Sayre, At Large Director; Patrick Moffett, At Large Director; and, Dave Dybdahl, At Large Director.

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