Orlando, FL, September 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- American Facility Services (AFS) today announced that Jim Baird, AFS' Sales Manager for the Orlando, Florida region, will retire in September of this year and the role is being transitioned to David Derderian.
"Jim has been an instrumental part of our sales team, leading and overseeing the Orlando division while providing excellent service over the years," said Michael Diglio, President of AFS. "We are very sad to have him leave, but hope he enjoys every day of his retirement."
On November 1st of 1996, Baird started working for AFS. Baird has been an active member in Business Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP).
"During the last 16 years, not only has Baird been one of the companies top producers, but has continuously received rave reviews from AFS clients when speaking of customer service," said Diglio.
Retirement brings Baird the opportunity to continue entering Chili Cook Offs across the State of Florida. In the past, Baird has won numerous awards including first place in the International Chili Society Charter Chili Head in 2003 and Central Orlando Kiwanis Club's First Annual Chili Cook-Off in 2002. Baird also attends the Simon Youth Foundation bowling tournaments, and enjoys turkey hunting, metal detecting and collecting historical documents.
As AFS' new Sales Manager for the Orlando area, Derderian brings 27 years of diverse project management experience offering exceptional service and support. Additionally, Derderian has a B.S. in Construction Management from Michigan State University. He also has been a Florida Certified Building Contractor (CBC) since 2006 and a Michigan CBC since 1985.
"With a passion for excellence and extreme attention to detail, Dave will continue AFS' mission to provide tailor-made solutions to build and maintain long-term relationships with commercial clients," added Diglio. "Our sales team provides the highest level of customer service and will not miss a beat during the transition."
About American Facility Services
Providing both interior and exterior commercial building services throughout the state of Florida since 1993, American Facility Services (AFS) has built a solid reputation based on safety, quality and customer service. With offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, AFS offers a wide range of including: pressure washing, facility maintenance, commercial painting, sealcoating, asphalt repair, janitorial services, porter services, bulk debris removal and more. AFS provides a complete range of services, so our clients have the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property maintenance needs. Contact AFS today at 866-793-3735 or visit our website at http://afsflorida.com for an online proposal.