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Ken Snow passes away
Kenneth R. Snow, president of Hagopian Cleaning Services, was born June 19, 1959 in Cleveland, OH, to Helen and Brad Snow, and passed away September 1, 2013 at the age of 54 after a brief but difficult, battle with cancer.
In 1980, Ken began his career at Hagopian. Throughout the years he held numerous positions within the company and performed a variety of jobs from sweeping the floors to carpet cleaning, to operations manager, to becoming president of Hagopian Cleaning Services and co-owner of the Hagopian companies with siblings Suzanne and Edmond Hagopian and Angela Hagopian Snow.
Under his leadership, Hagopian Cleaning Services grew as a company, which currently employs a diverse, cultural group of more than 100 individuals, all of which Ken was very proud. He served as president of the United Carpet Cleaners Institute and was a founding member of the Michigan Chapter. He helped form the larger organization, International Society of Cleaning Technicians, where he also served as president. Through these organizations, Ken enjoyed sharing his experience and expertise.
Ken’s life has left a lasting impression on his family, friends, co-workers, and business associates, who will remember him for his kindness, dedication, fairness, fun-loving spirit and quick smile. His contributions to his business and community are ones that will be felt for years to come.
Americolor changes ownership
TIGARD, OR — Americolor Corp. is preparing for future growth with a new owner and chief executive officer (CEO).
Melody David, niece of Ernest David (founder of Americolor Dyes) and daughter of Donald David (founder of Color/Match Dyes), will continue the family legacy of producing carpet dyes with the Americolor, Color/Match and Hydro Dye brands.
The David family is well-known as pioneers of carpet dyeing, spanning some 35 years.
Developing further product innovations, the latest education tools and modern marketing techniques are in the works.
“I’m excited to bring carpet dyeing into the 21st century,” Melody states. “As a second generation carpet dyer, I know just what it takes to get the job done and will implement those facets so that carpet dyeing becomes easier and more accessible for the average carpet cleaner.”
Americolor and The Dyers Guild will still offer classes in spot dyeing, full room dyeing and side match correction.
The company can be contacted at (503) 670-3937.
FIRELINE appoints executive director
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — FIRELINE Training Centers has appointed Chris Davis as executive director.
Davis is a 21-year restoration veteran, with areas of expertise in restoration operations, estimating training with Xactimate, general manager training, branding and compliance, and has several IICRC certifications including WRT, ASD, FSRT and AMRT.
In his new position, Davis will oversee FIRELINE Training Centers operations and head the team in the development of new curriculum for the FIRELINE and Red Star Contents program.
New mobile claims tool hits the market
ATLANTA — Crawford & Co. has unveiled a new mobile-based claims technology that will help its adjusters make better claims assessments on site.
The site assessment tool, which works on iOS, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices, will empower its mobile workforce and enable the automation of task management for field activities.
“Site assessment technology is another one of our numerous internal innovations developed to help us drive effective claim management,” said Crawford President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeffrey T. Bowman.
“We continue to focus on the newest and enhanced methods to more completely, accurately and securely capture and share data with insurers and their clients, saving them time and money,” Bowman added.
The company said the mobile application is fully integrated with Crawford's systems and enables adjusters to input notes in audio, video and written formats.