VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced that Larry Cooper, president of Textile Consultants, will leave the organization after 27 years of service and contracting at the end of 2011, according to a press release.
Cooper served as vice president of IICUC, the former name of the IICRC, in 1984 and president from 1985 to 1988; he also served on the IICRC Board of Directors for 19 years and provided leadership during the major growth and development years of the organization, the release stated.
According to the release, Cooper served as chairman of the IICRC Standards Committee from 1990 until he was hired as a consultant for the organization in 2003 to oversee the writing of standards for the IICRC and was responsible for implementing the accreditation of the IICRC with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
“I have had an amazing opportunity to serve with some great people building an industry. I worked with 10 presidents of IICRC including: Eric Rottmeiser, Mike West, Bob Wittkamp, Mike Lynch, Dan Bernazzani, Dane Gregory, Lee Zimmerman, Carey Vermeulen, Ruth Travis, and Paul Pearce. I also got to work with two great Executive Directors, Kenway Mead and Tom Hill and their staffs,” Cooper said.
"Working with all of these great industry leaders and two amazing standard chairmen, Barry Costa and Jim Holland, has been an amazing journey that contributed to my lifetime goal of growing and uplifting the cleaning and restoration industry," Cooper added.
Larry Cooper currently owns/partners in: Textile Consultants, Meetings and Events LLC, which manages the Connections Conventions and Trade Shows, Restoration Journeys and Journeys for Conscious Living, the release noted.
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