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ISSA appoints new UK-based business development manager

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has appointed Dennis Goodwin as its new Education and Certification Business Development Manager. He will be responsible for the development, marketing, and sales of ISSA training, certification and education programmes in UK, Ireland, and Middle East.

Reporting to Manuela D’Agata, International Education and Certification Director, Goodwin joins ISSA’s international education and certification team, which also includes Alexandra Adams, International Programme Coordinator. His appointment reflects ISSA’s efforts to further build education and certification services such as the CIMS programme (Cleaning Industry Management Standard) and various training opportunities across the globe. He will operate out of a home office in the UK.

Speaking about the appointment, D’Agata said: “Dennis will work closely with industry professionals, ISSA members as well as potential members, and our team to develop a wide range of ISSA training and educational activities that respond to the needs of these specific cleaning markets.”

Goodwin has more than 25 years of experience in the cleaning industry with a strong track record in sales and marketing primarily gained in the high value technical product arena. Having worked for international companies such as Hako, Tennant and Karcher, Goodwin has built and developed successful distribution channels in the UK and Europe gaining an outstanding reputation in the market.

Commenting on his new role, Goodwin said: “I’m excited about the new challenge and look forward to using my industry experience to advance the education and certification programme. I am thrilled to help bring more professionalism and quality assurance to the industry as well as strengthening the skills and knowledge of cleaning professionals.”

Dianna Steinbach, ISSA Vice President of International Services added: “Dennis adds great value to the global ISSA team with his international cleaning industry expertise and his strong network. His dedication and enthusiasm will be a great asset as ISSA continues to grow education and certification opportunities in Europe and Middle East.”

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