Bill McGarvey is the Director of Training and Sustainability for Imperial Dade, the leading independent distributor of foodservice packaging as well as facility maintenance supplies and equipment in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. With over 40 years’ experience in the commercial cleaning industry, McGarvey is responsible for all aspects of customer training through the Imperial Dade Cleaning Institute, virtual as well as on site workshops, regulatory compliance seminars, and equipment in-service programs.
Additional customer support is provided through activities such as troubleshooting and problem resolution, job assignment development, cost justifications, and program recommendations. Also, within this role, McGarvey monitors industry trends to develop new training or revise existing programs. From 2010 through 2019, Bill delivered training to over 14,000 front line custodians, supervisors, and managers. McGarvey is a CMI Master Trainer for the CMI Custodial Technician Certification Program and is certified as an official ISSA CIMS and CIMS-GB Certification Expert. In the sustainability arena, McGarvey is a LEED Green Associate. He has conducted green cleaning awareness seminars for countless cleaning professionals and numerous green cleaning surveys for customers while helping develop pilot programs to move their operation in a more sustainable direction.
McGarvey has authored or contributed to numerous industry articles over the past two decades. Earlier in his career, McGarvey worked for a major international contracted service provider, rising from an entry level position into management roles. Bill has also owned his own commercial cleaning and consulting firm.