Mark Cornelius has been in the cleaning and restoration industry for 38-plus years. He started at 13 cleaning carpet in class A office buildings. Since then, Cornelius has worked in every facet in the restoration industry. He also has 14.5 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT-I, as well as NPQ fire instructor 1. Cornelius has been the president of Disaster Recovery Industries, Inc. since 2001, dealing with all things restoration. He is also an IICRC triple master, owning Emergency Mitigation Technician Academy (EMTA) with five instructors. Cornelius has traveled the world teaching IICRC-approved classes in AMRT, WRT, FSRT, TCST just to name a few. He also serves on the ANSI/IICRC S540, AMRT, MRS, FSRT, and co-chairs the OCT committee. Cornelius was one of the first to hold the IICRC MRS certification. He was also elected to the board of directors for the IICRC.