BSCAI Announces 2017 Board of Directors

Chicago, IL, January 11, 2017 --( Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) announces the installation of its newly elected officers and directors.

BSCAI is proud to announce that the 2017 President is Tom Kruse, CBSE, Senior Vice President of M&A of Marsden Building, LLC. Kruse joined Marsden Holding in 2008 as the President and Chief Operating Officer of their Western Division. Marsden Holding is one of the largest privately owned security and facility service providers in the U.S. with an outstanding local reputation in the markets they serve. Kruse is responsible for developing and executing the acquisition portion of Marsden's national growth strategy.

BSCAI’s 2017 President-Elect is Jim Harris, Jr., CBSE, CEO of Janitronics, Inc. Harris has been around the industry his entire life and started full time with Janitronics Facility Services in 1984. As CEO, Harris is responsible for leading an executive team in all aspects of the business. His prime responsibilities include corporate planning, major account retention and vendor relationships.

Serving as BSCAI’s 2017 Vice President is Michael Diamond, CBSE, Managing Partner of Affineco. Diamond grew up in the janitorial business working with his father Alan Diamond. From summers in the field on specialty crews to starting his management career after graduating from Ithaca College in 1985, Michael learned all facets of the business. In 2000, Diamond took over full management of the family business, and started United Services with a partner. In 2012, all companies merged together into Affineco, LLC. Affineco’s footprint covers New Jersey to Boston with Headquarters in Connecticut.

Serving as 2017 Treasurer is Todd Hopkins, CBSE, CEO and Founder of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services. Hopkins earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in management from the University of Memphis and his MBA from Butler University. He is also a graduate of MIT’s Birthing of Giants Executive Entrepreneurship Academy, a prestigious program for top entrepreneurs. Hopkins is the author (and co-author) of three best-selling books, The Carrot Chaser, The Janitor and Five Wisdoms for Entrepreneur Survival.

Serving as BSCAI’s Immediate Past President in 2017 is Janelle Bruland, CBSE. Bruland is President and CEO of Management Services Northwest, LLC. Bruland started in the industry in 1995 working out of her home with a handful of employees. Management Services Northwest has since grown into a regional facility management company offering services from janitorial to complete facility management. Bruland’s responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the business, with a focus on strategic planning and business development.

Newly elected members to serve on BSCAI’s 2017 Board of Directors include:

Bryan Lazorik, CBSE, Bryco Services, Inc.
Jason Lee, Lee Building Maintenance
Larklyn Milsten, Lewis & Taylor Building Service Contractors
Pat Sullivan, CBSE, MahlerClean

BSCAI Directors continuing their service in 2017 include:

Chase Carlson, Pioneer Building Services
Nathalie Doobin, Harvard Services Group, Inc.
Lance Ford, CBSE, Palm Facility Services
Eric Luke, CBSE, Varsity Facility Services
Parker Moore, CBSE, IH Services, Inc.
Robert Stewart, CBSE, Major Commercial Cleaning, Inc.
Jim Veldkamp, Master Klean Janitorial, Inc.
Bill Warnecki, CBSE, Cavalier Services, Inc.

“We are pleased to have such a strong group of industry professionals leading BSCAI,” said Christopher Mundschenk, BSCAI Executive Vice President. “The BSCAI Board of Directors is focused on continued growth of our organization and providing maximum value to our members. As the only organization focused exclusively on the needs of building service contractors, our volunteers help us react quickly and share information on trends and issues that make a difference to our members and the industry.”

For more than 50 years, the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) has been the Business Resource for Contractors™. BSCAI represents a worldwide network of more than 1,000 member companies from across the United States and throughout the world that provide cleaning, facility maintenance, security, landscaping and other related services to building owners and managers. The association provides contractor-specific educational programs, individual certifications, publications, a members-only purchasing program, seminars, industry data and research and networking opportunities, all developed specifically for leaders in the building service industry.

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Lisa Schellenberg