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Sapphire Scientific instructor gains ISSA, CMI certifications

PRESCOTT, AZ — Sapphire’s Sales Account Manager Bryan Thomson has earned the ISSA Certification Expert (I.C.E.) and I.C.E.-GB (Green Buildings) designations.

Offered by the International Sanitary Supply Association, I.C.E. certification demonstrates an individual’s readiness to provide training and consulting services to cleaning organizations interested in complying with ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).

ISSA’s CIMS applies to an organization in its entirety, rather than to a specific individual, process or product, or organization size. According to the ISSA website, achieving CIMS allows a cleaning company to differentiate itself from the competition, demonstrate its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, improve overall operations, and save money.

Through the certification process, Thomson has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of ISSA’s cleaning management standards and can assist organizations in implementing more efficient cleaning processes and quality control standards.

Thomson notes that the I.C.E.-GB (Green Building) designation is intended “to help meet the growing demand for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.”

On March 1, 2012, Thomson also achieved Certified Instructor status from the Cleaning Management Institute’s Custodial Technician Training Program. This training, which Thomson completed at both the basic and advanced levels, allows Thomson to administer CMI’s “Train the Trainer” certification course.

The certifications from these two organizations (ISSA and CMI) give Thomson a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges and daily requirements that professional cleaners and building service contractors face. This also gives Thomson an opportunity to work with cleaning organizations as a consultant to help them improve their cleaning capabilities and efficiency through understanding and instituting best practice procedures as well as principles of “Cleaning for Health,” which can help to improve a company’s bottom line.

About Sapphire Scientific
Sapphire Scientific produces specialty chemical products, truckmounts, cleaning equipment and accessories for the carpet, upholstery and hard surface cleaning industry. Sapphire is part of the Legend Brands family companies, which includes Dri-Eaz Products and ProRestore Products. Together, these companies provide industry-leading solutions for the restoration and maintenance of healthier indoor environments.