CMI Names First-Ever ‘Trainer of the Decade’


NORTHBROOK, IL — November 2, 2018 — Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) created history recently, as it named Marion Ivey as its first-ever “Trainer of the Decade.” The honor was bestowed on Ivey at the ISSA Show in Dallas.

The honor, according to CMI’s Director of Education, Training, Certification & Standards Brant Insero, is well-deserved, as Marion has dedicated his life to education and professionalism of the global cleaning industry.

“Marion has worked with CMI for close to 30 years,” Insero said. “That’s an amazing career. He has traveled the world to instruct programs and has touched thousands of professionals. Marion is the most requested trainer from our customers, and has the highest amount of positive feedback. He is 100 percent professional all the time with all his work, and lives with the highest amount of integrity every day.”

See related story about CMI’s “Associate Training Partner of the Year”

Ivey has seen many changes in the cleaning industry, and said he’s proud to be part of the process of bringing quality education to all levels of facility cleaning and maintenance, from building service contracting to in-house facility cleaning.

“When I started my teaching career in the cleaning industry, never in my wildest imagination could I ever have predicted how today’s industry would evolve,” Ivey said. “I have observed technological advancement in equipment, materials and supplies. This technology has also created a need for changing basic and advanced work procedures used to clean building surfaces.”

And change has happened, with CMI paving the way and creating advanced systems for cleaning. “I have partnered with the Cleaning Management Institute for 28 years and this has been a journey of educational evolution. CMI’S educational and skilled training programs has always been a positive influence on the cleaning industry. Today, under the leadership and guidance of the ISSA, CMI offer education and training to meet the needs of every segment of industry,” Ivey said.



Jeff Cross

Jeff Cross is the ISSA media director, with publications that include Cleaning & Maintenance Management, ISSA Today, and Cleanfax magazines. He is the previous owner of a successful cleaning and restoration firm. He also works as a trainer and consultant for business owners, managers, and front-line technicians. He can be reached at [email protected].

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