FORT WORTH, TX — Steamatic Inc. President Steve Willis recently became the first Steamatic president to be named a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, according to a press release.

Certification requires candidates complete a rigorous course of study, which includes attending institute-sponsored educational seminars and workshops, to enhance understanding of both fundamental and complex aspects of franchising.

The franchise management course is branch of the International franchise Associations Educational Foundation, the world's oldest and largest worldwide franchising organization.

Willis, who became president of Steamatic in 2014, was honored, along with other designees, during the IFA's annual convention in Las Vegas on February 13.