Chris Gilliam Opens Dallas Regional Office for Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc.

August 26, 2011 // // Dallas – Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc., a leading commercial cleaning franchisor, continues to expand in the United States by awarding the Dallas Master Franchise rights to Chris Gilliam.

Chris is an experienced leader and sales executive with a broad range of financial and operational expertise. He joins Vanguard from Nephroceuticals, Inc. where he served as Vice President of Sales. Previously, Chris spent nearly nine years as regional director for St. Jude Medical sales, three years at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and was a Captain with the U.S. Air Force. He earned his MBA at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and his BS at Texas Christian University (TCU), where he was quarterback for the football team.

"Leadership, integrity and discipline are essential qualities for Vanguard Master franchisees," said Mark Heisten, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard. "Chris brings a strong partner orientation and customer service approach that will thrive in Dallas. Customers and franchisees will be pleased to have such a high caliber manager in the Dallas market."

Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas is located at 888 South Greenville Avenue, Suite 200, Richardson, TX 75081. For information about Vanguard's commercial cleaning services and franchise opportunities in the Dallas Metroplex, contact Chris Gilliam at 972-479-9800 or email at

About Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems provides commercial cleaning services for more than 10,000 corporate customers through an organization of 58 regional offices and 2,500 franchisees across 33 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1984, Vanguard is recognized for franchising excellence.

Vanguard is ranked #7 in the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 and #1 for Low-Cost Franchises. Vanguard was selected as one of USA Today's 50 Top Franchises for Minorities, PODER Magazine's Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics and Black Enterprise Magazine's Top 40 for African-Americans. More information on Vanguard Cleaning Systems can be found at


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