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RIA's Martin L. King Award release

April 9, 2010
Wonder Makers Executive Wins RIA’s Martin L. King Award
Columbia, MD – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA), presented its highest individual industry honor, the Martin L. King Award, to Michael Pinto, CSP, CMP, at its recent annual Convention & Exhibition in Atlanta, Ga. Pinto is the CEO of Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Given annually, the Martin L. King Award recognizes an individual’s exceptional service and dedication to the restoration industry. Pinto was honored for his efforts as an industry instructor on a variety of environmental and restoration topics, his monthly column in Cleaning & Restoration magazine as well as articles in other industry publications, his innate ability to take complex issues and distill them down to their essential points, his unwavering efforts to consistently advocate for “doing things right,” and for supporting the industry and practices that truly do “make it better” for everyone.
Martin King, CR, ASA, RIA’s technical advisor and creator of the Certified RestorerSM program said, “In this instance, instead of honoring the recipient with this award, the award is honored by its recipient.”
The Restoration Industry Association (formally the Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration) has member firms worldwide. RIA provides industry leadership, supports science, and promotes best practices for cleaning and restoration. More information is available on the RIA website: www.restorationindustry.org.