BERKLEY, MI, March 9, 2011 – Michael Ewles has been named Director of IT for the Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN), an international organization of textile restoration specialists serving the insurance industry.  The announcement was made by CRDN President Chip Bifano.

Previously, Ewles was managing director of IT at Cleantech Group, the world’s leading market research firm focused on cleantech innovation, where he directed all IT resource planning, budgeting and strategic initiatives focused on global organization design and implementation of voice and data communications, system integration, data design and security, software product development, and emerging technologies.

“Michael’s experience, spanning 17 years, provides a valuable depth of knowledge for our IT Department, which will enable us to take our systems to the next level,” Bifano said. “Internally within our organization, Michael will be responsible for guiding our IT team through several key strategic initiatives.  As a result, CRDN will be able to provide enhanced service levels to our clients through a more comprehensive approach to data management and reporting on a wide range of metrics that quantify our performance and fully demonstrate our results as we strive to provide the highest level of professional garment and textile restoration service to insurance carriers, contractors and contents mitigation companies across the U.S.”