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OPFMA Annual Conference & Trade Show

2009 OPFMA Annual Conference and Trade Show
October 26th and 27th
Crowne Plaza North - Columbus, Ohio

The OPFMA Annual 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 CE 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! 


Questions / Registration

You may register by 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

To enter the Attendee Early Bird Raffle - register before Aug 31st, '09!

Early Bird Attendees are also recognized with a special “welcome gift” when signing in!
To ensure that your registration arrives in time, register today and send the Purchase Order as soon as you receive it.

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.

2009 Workshop Schedule

Day 1, Monday, October 26, 2009


Safety & Security

Salon 1

Professional Development

Salon 2

Energy & Sustainability
Salon 3

Facility Operations 

Salon 4

7:15am Registration 7:15 am - 8:15 am Continental Breakfast

Welcome: Keynote Speaker - Mr. Richard Lubinski, President
Think Energy Management, LLC

9:30 am


Dirty, Filthy, Duct Systems Cost $

Alan J. Sutton

Service-Tech Corp

Successful Board Room Presentation

Reed Tarkington

Four Seasons Env.

Life Cycle Cost and Energy Savings 

Kelly Tisdale

The Brewer-Garrett Co. 

Why Do We Treat Our Water

Ken Elrich

Solid Blend Technologies



Update on Regulatory Requirements in Demolition & Renovation

Amy Cseh

EA Group

Hybrid Floors Save Time, 
and Our Environment

Susan Rowlance


Energy Efficient Lighting

Kevin Carpenter

Nexxus Lighting, Inc.

Facility Performance Audits

Michael E. Day

Institute of Internal Auditors

Lunch sponsored by Johnson Controls


Air Quality & Savings

Dave Savage
Blake More

Trane Building Systems

Amazing Energy Savings Through Staff Training

Ted Howell 

Energy Instruction Group

Purchasing Electric Power - Case Study Hamilton County

Ralph W. Linne

Hamilton County Dept.
of Facilities

Maximizing ARRA Funds 

Todd Vandenbusche

Johnson Controls, Inc.

5:15pm Cash Bar Reception and Networking
6:00pm DINNER (Raffle Drawing Before) - Buckeye Room
Dinner sponsored by The Brewer-Garrett Co.
7:00pm AWARDS AND ENTERTAINMENT (Raffle Drawing After)

Day 2, Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Safety & Security

Salon 1

Innovative Technology

Salon 2

Energy & Sustainability
Salon 3

Facility Operations 
Salon 4

7:30am Breakfast and Business Meeting


Violence in The Workplace

Richard Gaul


New Flooring Technologies - Significant Oper. Savings

Mick Gorsek

D&D Coating

Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs 

Sherry J. Hubbard 

America Electric Power Ohio 

Protecting Your Building Environment with Cleaning

Bill Yount




Pesticide License - Why and How

Joanne Kick-Raack

Ohio State University

Trenchless Technologies for Pipe Rehabilitation

Mike Gonder

Flow-Liner Systems, Inc.


W. John Albrecht
John Harrington
Todd Albrecth

Perfection Group, Inc.

Environmentally Conscious - Does It Save You Money?

Mike Snow

Smith-Boughan Mechanical Services



Integrated Enterprise Management

John Kostelac

Northwestern Ohio Security Systems

Ohio Energy Grants

John Greenway

What You Don't See Will Absolutely Hurt You!! - Infrared Technology and Your Roof

Ken G. Louisignau 

Structure Tec 

Turf Basics on Budget & Managing Weeds Without Chemicals

Pam Sherratt

Ohio State University

12:15pm LUNCH - Buckeye Room
1:30pm Conference Ends

2009 Annual Conference Exhibitors
(As of Oct 23, 2009)

Mike Gonder: (800) 348-0020 / Enviro@enviro-flow.com

Enviro-Flow is a Certified installer for Flow-Liner products and systems. We specialize in trenchless technologies for inside and outside building water, sewer and drain pipes that save you time and money. We can rehabilitate pipes without demolition or digging.


Ken Elrich: (866) 264-8453 / info@solidblendtechnologies.com

Commercial and Industrial Water Treatment Services
U.S. Veteran Owned and Operated
Specializing In the treatment of steam boilers, hot water, cooling water and process water systems


Coleman Systems, Inc.

Geoff Hunter: (419) 724-0899 / ghunter@colemansystemsinc.com

Design and installation of integrated control systems utilizing computers, web based building controllers (JACE’s), programmable logic controllers, and conventional controls and instrumentation necessary to provide our clients with optimum solutions for their automation and controls needs.


SABO/LIMBACH Energy Services
Samantha Schneider, LEED AP: (614) 607-8092 /

Energy conservation (House Bills 264, 7, & 300), utility auditing, preventive maintenance, service, and Automated Logic Controls to slash energy bills since 1983.  


MUSCO Lighting
John Kaufman: (877) 888-3737 / john.kaufman@musco.com

Musco provides indoor and outdoor lighting solutions and makes sports lighting happen worldwide, through more than 30 years of lighting design and innovation.



Nathan Stechschulte: 419-991-8040 /




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"


Kevin Carpenter: (704) 405-0416 x322 / kcarpenter@nexxuslighting.com

Nexxus Commercial Lighting (NCL) is a leading, multi-brand Solid State lighting company providing high quality, energy saving solutions to the commercial, residential and institutional marketplace. 


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.


Perfection Group, Inc.
Todd Albrecht: (513) 772-7545/ talbrecht@perfectiongroup.com


Tandus US, Inc.
Susan Rowlance (800) 241-4902 / srowlance@tandus.com

Tandus creates floorcovering solutions that enhance spaces for learning, working, healing, and living through inspired design, leading-edge technology, unprecedented achievement toward sustainability, and an absolute commitment to continued leadership.


Shiffler Equipment Sales, Inc.

Karen Hillman (800) 547-1539 Ext. 163 / k.hillman@shifflerequip.com

Shiffler Equipment is dedicated to helping you save time and money while keeping your facility clean, safe and well-maintained. Our focus on Repair, Replace, Relax allows our customers to make Shiffler their single source to acquire new – or maintain their existing products they already have.

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.



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) 951-3514 / 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)


Chris Foisy (216) 518-5578 / chris.m.foisy@jci.com

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


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. 


ENERGY Optimizers, USA
Greg Smith (937) 877-1919 / gsmith@energyoptimizersusa.com

Energy Conservation Facility Specialists: Wind, Solar, HVAC, Controls & Lighting


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"


Jason Clarkson: (800) 331-8268 x228 / sales@capitol-windows.com

Manufacturer and supplier of architectural and commercial aluminum products that meet or exceed your durability performance expectations at an economic price. Capitol heavy-duty windows, doors, storefronts, and curtain walls are all custom built to accommodate existing and new construction openings.


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

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


H.E.A.T. Total Facility Solutions
Mark Rubcich: (614) 436-5155 /

Energy Management Specialists 
... delivering comfortable, energy efficient buildings.


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.


Neil Schroder: (201) 928-2400 / nschroder@encelium.com

Encelium is a technology development company specializing in addressable lighting control and energy management systems for commercial buildings. Using the collaborative power of networking technology in conjunction with advanced control hardware and software, its systems are designed to maximize energy savings and provide attractive returns on investment. 


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

Commissioning Maintenance Planning LEED
Energy Savings
Facilities Performance



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.


Ted Howell: (330) 677-2223 /

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


Multivista Midwest
Mark Oldenquist: (614) 776-5580 / m.oldenquist@multivista.com

Multivista is a photographic construction documentation service which links inspection grade digital images to the project’s architecture floor and site plans. The ability to see what is under the slabs, behind the walls and in the ceilings is an invaluable tool to reduce the cost of maintenance, repairs, warranty items and it is a safety benefit as well.


Schneider Electric
Chuck Ednie (614) 348-2099 / chuck.ednie@buildings.schneider-electric.com

Integrated Building Automation Systems
Energy Management / Power Management


Michael F. Corbitt, PE: (614) 882-4311 / mike.corbitt@kleingers.com

Kleingers & Associates, Inc. is a full-service civil engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and surveying company with offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio. We have been providing practical solutions for maintaining and improving site facilities since 1993. We specialize in site drainage, pavement, traffic, utilities, and landscaping.










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