October 20, 2010 // Franchising.com // Tamarac, FL – With more than 23 years of experience in the disaster recovery industry, Tom McGuire will play a critical new role in catapulting PuroClean to becoming the top choice for property emergency services across the nation. As the new Director of Catastrophe and Large Loss Operations, McGuire will work closely with PuroClean's recently formed Business Development Division to market the Network's ability to mobilize and help clients recover from large-scale disasters, that could require emergency water and fire damage restoration.
McGuire joins PuroClean after 16 years at Munters Corporation, a global leader in structural drying and emergency restoration services, where he served as the National Catastrophe Manager and Document Recovery Manager for North America. He was involved with managing recovery efforts for clients impacted by some of the most significant disasters in U.S. history, including the World Trade Center Bombing (1993), Hurricane Katrina, and the summer 2010 flooding of Nashville, TN.
"Tom is a natural leader and his ability to efficiently and effectively manage people and logistic in times of crisis make him a great fit for this position," said Lauren Reid, CEO and President of PuroClean. "He is an invaluable asset to our team and to the more than 300 franchise locations we support across the country."
In addition to securing large-scale emergency restoration jobs for PuroClean, McGuire will spearhead the ongoing education of the franchise network to prepare more and more offices for involvement in catastrophic clean up events. He will lead PuroClean's large-scale recovery efforts from the ground and empower franchise owners to grow their businesses by taking on more large loss projects including emergency water damage restoration and fire damage restoration.
"It was a difficult decision to leave a company where I've developed my skill set and career for the last 16 years, but after meeting with the team at PuroClean's home office, I knew that I'd be joining a group of terrific people that are truly dedicated to this line of work," said McGuire.
PuroClean is a property damage restoration company that offers emergency clean up, restoration, and repair services including fire and smoke damage restoration, water damage restoration, flood water removal, and mold remediation. PuroClean has earned the trust of property owners, insurance professionals and home service providers throughout the United States and Canada since 2001. Backed by a comprehensive network of more than 300 franchise offices and a national training and business support center, each PuroClean office responds promptly to property emergencies demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and compassion. PuroClean certified technicians are thoroughly screened, insured and trained in utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures throughout the remediation process while operating under a strict code of ethics. In addition to serving the needs of property owners, PuroClean offers hundreds of continuing education classes each year to insurance professionals and property service providers nationwide. In 2009, PuroClean trained over 10,500 insurance professionals nationwide helping them earn their continuing education credits. For more information on PuroClean, please contact 800-775-PURO or visit www.puroclean.com.