West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a luncheon discussion on sustainable cleaning practices and technologies for its May education and networking program on May 8 at the West Michigan Works! Grand Rapids Service Center.

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Featured speakers include Daniel H. Montes, Vice President of Business Operations for Brilliant General Maintenance, Ron Segura, Founder and President of Segura & Associates and Kristen Trovillion, Sustainability Coordinator for Grand Rapids Public Schools.  Montes and Segura will share their experiences creating and managing sustainable cleaning and maintenance programs for iconic technology and manufacturing brands in Silicon Valley and other markets in the Southwest and Michigan.  Segura will also discuss common challenges to implementing sustainability programs with janitorial contractors and departments and how to get buy-in from internal and external providers.

Trovillion will highlight Grand Rapids Public Schools’ recent efforts to adopt green cleaning, recycling and sustainable facility management practices. She will discuss the unique challenges of implementing a program in a public school environment and progress to date, including lessons on process, savings and training that can be applicable to all facilitates.daniel_jr

Brilliant General Maintenance provides janitorial services to companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Michigan. It is a national leader in the development of sustainable cleaning solutions, at the forefront of efforts to improve building maintenance through thoughtful process improvement and innovative technology deployment. It has demonstrated how janitorial efforts can advance sustainability goals well beyond the use of green cleaning products, including water conservation, recycling, zero waste initiatives, and robotics.

Daniel H. Montes has been involved in the janitorial business and walking job-sites his entire life. He has received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and is an active member of the US Green Building Council and International Facility Management Association under various committees, including Rebuilding Together where he donated his time in managing projects at Rehabilitation Facilities and Domestic Violence Shelters in the Bay Area. He is also a Co-Chairman of the Vendor Fair committee at IFMA.
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Ron Segura has over 45 years of experience in all segments of the cleaning industry, including a decade overseeing the cleaning of 4.5 million square feet for the Walt Disney Company as Manager of Janitorial /Document Services for Walt Disney Pictures and Television. Through his consulting firm, he has assisted hundreds of organizations in the reengineering of their operations so that they are able to provide a high quality of service and still meet budgetary requirements. He is the United States Correspondent for “Tomorrow’s Cleaning”, The European Cleaning Journal” and a contributor to “ InClean” magazine, and has been a speaker for cleaning organizations throughout the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and Australia.
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Meeting sponsored by Brilliant General Maintenance.
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Lunch provided by El Granjero Mexican Grill, recently named the West Michigan Hispanic Business of the year by the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
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May Membership Meeting: Green Cleaning
Monday, May 8
12 pm to 2 pm
West Michigan Works! Grand Rapids Service CenterAAEAAQAAAAAAAASGAAAAJGM1ODlkZjIzLTk4YWItNDQ4Yy05OTA0LWRhMjcwNGEzNDE0NQ
215 Straight Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Tentative Agenda
12 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
12:40 pm Sustainable Facilities at GRPS
1:05 pm  Lessons on Sustainable Cleaning and Facilities Management
2 pm Adjourn

$15 online / $20 at event Members
$20 online / $25 at event Non-members