Rob Ponnwitz Opens Portland Regional Office for Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc.

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 28, 2010) - Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc., a leading commercial cleaning franchisor, continues to expand its growth in the United States by awarding the rights of the Portland, Oregon Master Franchise to Rob Ponnwitz. Rob Ponnwitz joins Vanguard after an esteemed career with IBM where he held the position of Associate Partner in their Global Business Services group. With the addition of the Portland office, Vanguard now has 48 master franchise locations throughout the United States and Canada, and 3 company owned locations in California.

"The Portland region continues to grow during this economic environment, and we are fortunate to have someone with Rob's leadership skills and experiences to continue our growth in the western United States," stated Jim Foley, spokesperson for Vanguard.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Portland is located at 5319 SW Westgate Drive, Suite 250, Portland, OR 97221.

About Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems provides commercial cleaning services for more than 8,000 corporate customers through an organization of 48 regional offices and 1,900 franchisees. Established in 1984, Vanguard is recognized for franchising excellence. Vanguard is ranked #6 in the Dun & Bradstreet AllBusiness AllStars franchise rankings and #30 in the 2010 Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500. Most recently Vanguard was selected as one of the Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics in the National Minority Franchising Initiative magazine.


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