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November 2016 Print

President's Report

Hello Dayton IFMA!

It's with tremendous excitement that I take the President's seat for this exciting organization!  Thank you for this remarkable opportunity!  Likewise, a huge THANK YOU to Tami Masters for her leadership over the past 12 months.  I think you'll find that 2017 will offer some exciting changes, while holding on to our core values as an organization in providing outstanding education while connecting the FM industry.

We'll close 2016 with an exciting panel discussion on security in the workplace, featuring several industry experts and their poerspective on this important and timely topic.  Mark your calendars for November 16th to be sure and attend.  Our Holiday meeting is always loads of fun, scheduled for December 8th at Brio at The Greene!  While the membership exchanges gifts white elephant style, we'll also be collecting presents for local charity, Hannah's Treasure Chest.

The mission and vision of Dayton IFMA is to provide quality education to those in the facilities industry, while offering excellent opportunities to connect like-minded individuals who work in the facilities world.  We frame this with a fun culture and environment, making membership meetings something you'll always look forward to.  We encourage you to bring a friend or a colleague to our Holiday meeting - it's a great opportunity to introduce them to the Chapter.  Hope to see you soon!


Ryan Hoffman PE, CEM, LEED AP

President, Dayton IFMA

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Upcoming Events



Dayton IFMA November Luncheon

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

11:30am - 1:00pm

Heapy Engineering

Governor's Place, 1400 W. Dorothy Lane

Security in the Workplace

An expert panel of professionals will discuss security in the workplace and whether your organizaiton is safe or prepared from physical and cyber threats.  There will be time for a Q & A session, as this is such a hot button topic in today's work enviroment.

Becky Edgren - PuroClean

John Pawelski - Moonlight Security

Jack Gerbs - Quanexus

Randall Groesbeck - University of Dayton

SimpleXGrinnell -Boris Burrage

GIVING ANGELS to support Hannah's Treasure Chest will be available at this November member luncheon.  Please consider taking one and buying a gift or giftcard for a child or family in need this holiday season!







Dayton IFMA December Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

11:30am - 1:00pm

Heapy Engineering

Governor's Place, 1400 W. Dorothy Lane


Dayton IFMA December Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, December 8, 2016

11:00am - 1:45pm

Brio Tuscan Grille

The Greene, 4459 Cedar Park Drive, Beavercreek

White Elephant Gift Exchange

Start searching for that special gift for the White Elephant Gift Exchange.  Something funny, a regift or an item that you might never want to receive!  This is a fun event with alot of laughter and a great time to ring in the holidays with your fellow IFMA members.








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In Case You Missed It - Annual Business Meeting

The October meeting is traditionally a time to thank our outgoing officers and induct and welcome the new officers to the Dayton IFMA Chapter.  This years officers are as follows:

Ryan Hoffman, Heapy Engineering - President

Susan Herrmann, Applied Mechancial Systems - Vice President

Ty Wilkinson, Ohio CAT - Vice President

Dale Chance, O'Neil & Associates - Treasurer

Dora Weis, SimplexGrinnell - Secretary


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Welcome New Members

We want to welcome the following new members to the Dayton IFMA Chapter.  We look forward to getting to know you better and learning more about you and your company.

  • Phil Hacker - Kettering Schools Facility Supervisor
  • Steve Elrich - Solid Blend Technologies
  • Scarlett Biggs - Certo Pro
  • Judy Caruso - University of Dayton

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How IFMA Benefits You and Your Company

IFMA provides a local and global source for facility management education, information and interaction and brings resources directly to you.  As a member of your local chapter, you benefit from:

  • Networking with colleagues and business partners in your area
  • Exclusive access to the chapter'a membership directory
  • Educational and Socal Events including career growth programs, facility tours and best practices workshops
  • Employment referral services
  • Support and studay groups for those pursuing CFM, FMP and SFP credentials
  • Chapter-specific website focusing on Facility Management news and activities in our area
  • Opportunities to give back to the community through projects and fundraisers
  • Opportunities to join chapter committees or serve in a leadership position


For information regarding membership, please contact Susan Herrmann.

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Members in the News - Tyco SimplexGrinnell

It was announced that on September 2, 2016 that a merger was completed between Johnson Controls and Tyco.  The new company will combine the best of Johnson Controls and Tyco to create the world leader in integrated building technology and energy storage.

No changes are being introduced at this time to the Tyco SimplexGrinnell brand or the way we do business.  We remain passionate and committed to serving our clients with the best-in-class fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression, integrated security and healthcare communications solutions and services. 

As the two companies come together, the new Johnson Controls will invest in technology and offer an expanded portfolio of capabilities and new solutions that includes fire, security, building controls, HVAC, power and energy storage.  The efforts of the combined organizations will be focused on helping you protect your environment, maximize the value of your buildings, reduce operating and energy costs, and improve service, people productivity and asset utilization.

Thank you,

Aaron Saak, Vice President & General Manager of Tyco SimplexGrinnell

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Members in the News - Dayton Art Institute


Ravaged Sublime:  Landscape Photography in the 21st Century

On view through January 8, 2017 -

Water in Japanese Art

On view through January 2017

The Nature of Art

On view in the Lange Family Experiencecenter through April 2017


Super Saturday Family Days

Sublime Terrariums, November 12th

The Nature of Art Family Day & Reception, December 10th

Ravaged Sublime Panel Discussion, November 17th

Ravaged Sublime Tour, December 8th

Yoga at the Museum, November 20th

Vine & Canvas Wine Tasting Series - Sipping Under the Stars, November 20th

Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond, Puzzle of Light, November 10th

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Dayton IFMA Committees

President Ryan Hoffman
Vice President Susan Herrmann
Vice President Ty Wilkinson Ohio CAT
Secretary Dora Weis
Treasurer Dale Chance
Career Services Kevin Kiger
Membership TBD  
Certification/Education James Roszel
Programs & Special Events Nick Lamb
  Darren Montgomery
Public Relations Britni Marcum
Website Education Dave Birch
Associate Liaison Amy Berner
Newsletter Chris Elrod




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