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January 14, 2010
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LATHAM, NY Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) and Tripod Learning Associates (TLA) announced a partnership today to offer podcasts to CMI members through TLA''s website

TLA was formed in 2007 by three industry veterans, Dick Olleck, Ron Segura and David Holly, to offer products and information, such as interactive CD''s, DVD''s, videos and services dedicated to maximizing the value of an organization.

"CMI was founded on the basis of providing training and education to cleaning and maintenance professionals. The members of Tripod have a wealth of experience in solving real cleaning and management challenges and we’re proud to offer our members and magazine subscribers access to this great content" said Matt Gallinger, director of CMI.

CMI members and magazine subscribers can register today for the free podcasts available on the website, covering a wide range of topics from tactical cleaning challenges to winning business for contractors and dealing with staff management issues.

"The next step for CMI and TLA," Gallinger continued, "is to offer a more in-depth series of podcasts. We will add a series of longer, more detailed podcasts in the near future and these will be available for a nominal monthly subscription fee. CMI members will receive a discount."

The new series of podcasts will launch in March and will be entitled The Inner Circle. Stay tuned to the CM e-News Daily for more information on this new source for JanSan solutions.

Dick Ollek

In 1972 he founded his own building service contracting firm and served as CEO until selling it in 2005. Beginning in 1994 he also started providing consulting services to other contractors, manufacturers, and distributors throughout the United States and Canada.

From 1996 through 2003 Dick was a principal in a highly successful company that cleaned aircraft and airport facilities. After selling his company in 2005 he founded Consultants In Cleaning LLC where he now serves as senior consulting partner.

Dick has served as President of the Building Service Contractors Association International and been presented its highest award --- the James E. Purcell Award for distinguished service.

In 2007 he became an associate of Tripod Learning Associates, an organization offering products, such as interactive CD''s, DVD''s, videos and services dedicated to maximizing the value of an organization. His weekly podcast can be heard at

Year after year Dick continues to be one of the most highly rated speakers at various industry conventions and seminars.

He is the author of two successful books: "Selling Contract Cleaning Services 101" and "Finding, Training, and Keeping GREAT Service Employees 101." He also continues to have numerous interviews and articles published in various industry magazines.

Ron Segura

Ron has over 40 years in the cleaning industry – managing, implementing, financial and operational issues related to cleaning. His expertise spans both in-house janitorial services with one of America’s premier companies known for its cleanliness and customer service (Walt Disney).

As president of Segura & Associates, he has worked with both large and small building service contractors. Segura & Associates is a hands-on consulting company, whose strength is in the assistance given in the implementation of suggested changes. He is a frequent speaker at industry events both in the U.S. and abroad. Currently, Ron is consulting with College and Universities in the development of Green Sustainable Cleaning Programs for in house staffs and their outsourced services.

David Holly

David has been working in the cleaning industry for almost 30 years, and has worked in virtually every facet of the business. He was the Vice President of a regional building service contractor, Director of Sales and Marketing for S.C. Johnson Professional, and Director of Marketing for Multi-Clean.

David is now president of Don''t Panic Productions Inc., a new media development company that produces marketing and training material for companies in the cleaning industry. He is also co-founder and Chancellor of Green Cleaning University. A member of the Ashkin Group, David provides consulting services for companies that are developing or expanding their green cleaning programs. He is a frequent speaker at conferences in the United States as well as internationally and devotes the majority of his time to green cleaning issues.

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