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OPFMA Annual Conference & Trade Show

"It's Easy Being Green"

2007 OPFMA Annual Conference and Trade Show
October 29th and 30th
Crowne Plaza North - Columbus, Ohio

The OPFMA Conference Committee congratulates you for making the important professional development decision to attend the 2007 Annual Conference and Trade Show to experience first hand the theme that influences deeply today’s industry -It’s Easy Being Green! To see the 2007 workshop schedule, click here

The Conference provides a forum to present and discuss aspects of energy efficiency, renewable energy, updated technology and solutions, protecting the environment as well as health and safety policies - regulatory legislation and codes guideline. 

You can choose from (24) educational and informative presentations - excellent speakers and successful implementers of the presented topics will be teaching and answering your questions during the workshops throughout the conference.

The Grand Ball Room is packed with exhibitors from Ohio and other states presenting you the latest in their field of expertise and ready to answer your questions. Visit the Trade Show to gain new knowledge, make new contacts and friends that could be beneficial to you and your facility long after the Conference is over.

Attendees looking for certification renewal, by participating in this well designed event - that meets the 3rd Millennium new requirements - will gain credit hours toward the renewal. Make sure you turn in the workshop evaluation form completed with your input and your name – as a proof of your participation to that workshop.

But whether or not you need credit renewal units you will leave the conference with valuable knowledge and contacts that will benefit your facility and your job performance as well as gain an enlarged network of peers that could support you for years to come.

The Conference offers not only terrific speakers and the best exhibitors around the state, but we tailored the conference to provide an open and collegial atmosphere to promote networking. There are also many raffles to spark the days with fun, the best food the Plaza Hotel could offer, and we have added live entertainment with magic and clean humor at dinner time!

Come advance your knowledge and skills - be ready to absorb a wealth of information pertinent to facilities maintenance in a demanding new era! 


2007 Conference Details

2007 Attendee Brochure

Regular Workshop Sessions

Conference Exhibitors

Location and Accommodations

Register Early and by Email for Special Gifts and Raffle Entry

Attendee Fees – Including Multiple Attendee Discounts

Directions to Columbus Crowne Plaza  North



For more information:

Alexandra Schneider

Phone: (440) 716-8518
Email: info@opfma.org
Fax: (440) 716-8519

P.O. Box 835
Cleveland, OH 44070









Questions / Registration

You may register by email, fax or regular mail:

PO Box 835
Cleveland, OH 44070

Fax: (440) 716-8519

For assistance call our office at: (440) 716-8518 or (866) 570-7880

Register Early and by Email for Special Gifts and Raffle Entry!

Special Note: Please don’t wait for your purchase order. To ensure that your registration arrives in time, register today then send the PO number when you receive it!

Registration Deadlines   (for registration forms and P0s or checks):

Early Deadline – September 10 (special gifts entry)

There's Still Time to Register - If You Act Now!

Attendee Registration Fees:
(Institutional Members Only Eligible for Multiple Attendee Discounts)

Member Fee: $295 each
Non-Member: $350 each
3-4 Attendees from Same Facility: $275 each
5-9 Attendees from Same Facility: $250 each
10+ Attendees from Same Facility: $225 each
One Day Registration (+dues if not member): $200 each

If your facility is an institutional member in good standing, you may send multiple people at these discounted rates. If you need any assistance – just call our office!

Location and Accommodations:

Crowne Plaza North is our host – we have the special conference rate of only $109/night plus applicable taxes. Available rooms at this rate are limited so please call early for reservations to Crowne Plaza North hotel at (614) 885-1885. Remember to ask about the OPFMA special conference rate!


From north: take I-71 south to Exit 117 (Rte 161, E. Dublin-Granville Rd.), one exit south of the I-270 outer belt. (You also may take I-271 to I-71 south then take the above exit.) Turn right on Rte 161 and go west about half a mile. Then turn right on Busch Blvd. and go north for a little less than a mile. Turn right on Kingsmill Parkway and go east for less than half a mile until you run into the hotel.

If traveling from any other direction: take I-71 north to Exit 117, turn left on Rte 161 and follow the directions above.

The hotel web site, Crowne Plaza North, has maps and driving directions along with more information about the hotel.

2007 Schedule and Session Titles

Day 1, Monday, October 29, 2007


Legislation & Codes

Salon 1

Professional Development

Salon 2

Engineering and Sustainability 

Salon 3

Facility Operations 
& Commissioning

Salon 4

7:30 am Registration 7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am

Welcome & Keynote Address

9:45 am BREAK
10:00 am

Jarod's Law - Finalization

Amanda Burkett

Ohio Department of Health

EMS / ISO 14001 Cost Saving Benefits

Stephen Brown

Emerald Environmental


Michael Berning

Heapy Engineering 

IPM - Integrated Pest Management

Allen Wilson

Safe Zone IPM

11:00 am

Jarod's Law - Future of Schools Inspections

Amanda Burkett

Ohio Department of Health

Indoor Env. Quality Aspects of LEED

Diane Grote Adams

Safex, Inc.

Designing & Installing Green Roofs That Work

Eric Seaverson


Lightning Protection and Power Quality

Bob Turner/
Jay Eichenlaub

Turner Lighting Protection


Fire Marshal & You:
Updates & Working Together

Mark Crumley

Medina City Fire Marshal

Using Training to Save Energy and Lower Operating Costs

Ted Howell

Energy Instruction Group

Renewable Energy

Mark A. Zappe

Johnson Controls

HVAC and DDC Controls 

Reed Tarkington

Four Seasons Environmental

4:30 pm BREAK
5:00 pm Cash Bar Reception and Networking
6:00 pm DINNER (Raffle Drawing Before) - Buckeye Room
7:00 pm AWARDS AND ENTERTAINMENT (Raffle Drawing After)

Day 2, Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Maintenance Services

Salon 1

Professional Development

Salon 2

Engineering and Sustainability

Salon 3

Facility Operations 
& Commissioning

Salon 4

7:30 am Breakfast and Business Meeting
8:30 am

Streamlining Maintenance Work Order Processing using the Internet

Bryan Coble


BOCC General Overview

Richard Wirtz

Four Seasons Environmental

Going Green 

H. Kelly Tisdale 

The Brewer-Garrett Co. 

Pest Control on Public Grounds

Dr. Dave Shetlar

Ohio State University

9:30 am

Commercial Kitchen Systems & Preventive Maintenance

Dan Farmer

Commercial Parts & Service, Inc.

an Energy Rewards Program

Julio Rovi

Cadmus Group

Doing More with Less -
Lengthen the Life Cycle of Facility Assets

David Adams


Retro Commissioning

Bruce Searight/
Matt Callahan

Perfection Group

10:30 am BREAK
10:45 am

Staying Green with Paper

Frank Cureton


Designing a Comprehensive State Energy Program

Jeff Westhaven   (DAS),
Sherry Hubbard (OEE), 
Julio Rovi 
(Cadmus Group)

Everyday Sustainability

Sarah Lane 

Emerald Environmental 

Selecting your Design Professional

Robert W. Blatchford, Jr. 
 & Lawrence G. Tomec

Lasko Associates

11:45 am LUNCH - Buckeye Room
1:30 pm Conference Ends


List of Exhibitors for the 2007 Annual Conference
(as of 10/12/2007)


 MKC Associates, Inc.  
Tim Theaker (419) 525-1102 / info@mkcinc.com



Aleron, Inc.
Jay Miller: (614) 436-5100 / Jmjr@aleronhvac.com

Aleron is a Temperature Controls, HVAC and Lighting Services Company that is dedicated to helping facilities improve, maintain and manage their environment while maintaining that delicate balance between Comfort and Energy Efficiency. 



Mary Crespy: (614) 473-3500 / mecrespy@trane.com

     Total Building Comfort Solutions 
"Trane provides indoor comfort systems and comprehensive facility solutions for residential, commercial and industrial building needs"


Service-Tech Corporation
Alan Sutton: (440) 735-1505 /

Air Duct System and Kitchen Hood Exhaust System Cleaning
"When it comes to fighting dirty indoor air, Service-Tech Cleaning has what it takes to help everyone breathe easier and feel better in the workplace"


Zesco Incorporated
Ed Sustersic: (440) 526-0603 / sales@zescoinc.com

     ABB Variable Speed Drives and Firetrol Pump Controllers - "Specialists in Electrical-Mechanical Motion Control"


Mark Gresham: (614) 751-4118 / Mark.A.Gresham@jci.com

     Controls and Facility Management
"The Controls Group of Johnson Controls invites you to 
"Unstructure Your Thinking" about your facilities"


J.A. Sexauer
 Todd Secrist: (614) 329-5644 / tsecrist@sexauer.net

       "The Facility Maintenance Product Specialists since 1921, Sexauer is a major distributor of plumbing and maintenance products - the single source of supply for most of your maintenance needs."


The Garland Company
Bill Oley: (800)762-8225 ext. 603 / email

Commercial roofing, flat roofs, built up roof, metal roof, modified bitumen, standing seam, and asphalt roof solutions.


Bryan Coble (877) 868-3833 / bryan@schooldude.com

SchoolDude is the nation’s #1 provider of online tools designed exclusively for the unique needs of educational facility professionals. Our broad suite of web-native applications is revolutionizing the business of managing educational facilities.


Engineered Systems
Michael Gottron:
(800) 836-7663 / engineeredsys@aol.com

Engineered Systems represents a full line of quality roofing, roofing accessory, acoustical, insulation and waterproofing products. Many of our products Energy Star products or qualify for the LEED program.


Commercial Parts & Service
Dan Farmer,CFSP (614) 221-0057 x310 / dfarmer@cpsohio.com

Offering "Total Support for Your Commercial Kitchen Equipment". Commercial Parts & Service has been providing OEM parts and service for over 35 years. With over 45 technicians throughout the state, we are prepared to meet all of your equipment needs. 


Emerald Environmental, Inc.
(800) 570-0690 /

Environmental, Industrial Hygiene & Waste Management Services.

Emerald provides assistance with asbestos, indoor air quality, lab packs, mercury spill response, lamp/ballast recycling and training.


GBBN architects
Gary Rahn: (513) 241-8700 / grahn@gbbn.com

Providing professional services in the implementation and maintenance of facility information management systems for use in strategic space planning, asset management, and daily operations utilizing the latest in CAFM and web technologies


Four Seasons Environmental
Reed Tarkington: (513) 539-2978 / rtarkington@fseinc.net

     Energy Management / Facility Management Services


Tremco Incorporated
Dick Farnsworth:
(800) 628-7501 / dfarnsworth@tremcoinc.com

For over 75 years, Tremco Incorporated has been the leading innovator and provider of roofing and weatherproofing solutions.


Robert Blatchford (440) 835-0850 / architects@lesko-associates.com

We have concentrated our focus on designing quality educational facilities for 54 years and we understand the needs & issues that school districts face today. Satisfying the program while controlling costs and meeting schedules is crucial. We partner with our clients to create innovative architecture for learning and growing.


Ted Howell: (330) 677-2223 /

Energy Instruction Group, LLC (EIG) provides energy reduction services. Our services range from staff training to project consulting.


IMAGINiT Technologies
Corry Gallaugher: (614) 410-1760 /  cgallaugher@rand.com


The Brewer-Garrett Company
Kelly Tisdale: (440) 243-3535 / mwebster@brewer-garrett.com

Award winning, guaranteed and self-funded energy savings programs that integrate total building commissioning services with LEED certification and management. Quality assured with our in-house ability to design/build and service all aspects of HVAC.


Perfection Group, Inc.
Jim Duckworth: (614) 557-9977 / jduckworth@perfectiongroup.com


Kris Bazali (269) 353-9944 ext. 121 / kvb@structuretec.com

Specializing in the restoration of building envelopes and roofs, providing solutions for the entire building envelope - our Total Building Envelope Management Solution. Assisting clients with their facility needs since 1992.



Chad Reynolds 419-227-4004 / reynoldsc@allied-environmental.com

Comprehensive professional environmental testing and consulting, as well as total remediation services. Committed to meeting client needs by providing a professional staff and cutting edge technology.


Patrick Herbert (440) 951-3541 / pherbert@eagroup-ohio.com

Environmental, Health and Safety Consulting including Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Inspection & Management / Compliance Consulting / Indoor Air Quality Assessments / Phase I & II Env. Site Assessments / Sustainable Design Support Services (LEED EQ Credits)


Waibel Energy Systems
Shay Moran (937) 264-4343 / smoran@trane.com

Waibel Energy Systems specializes in supplying industrial, institutional and commercial HVAC equipment, parts, service and training throughout the Miami Valley area.


Kathy Denhard (614) 890-0800 / Kdenhard@safex.us

Safex is a woman-owned business entity located in Westerville, Ohio that offers comprehensive health, safety and environmental consulting and training services. We are recognized in the community as consultants that provide premier quality services and products at competitive prices.




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P.O. Box 835
Cleveland, Ohio 44070
(440) 716-8518 – phone
(866) 570-7880 – toll free
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