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IFMA names John Perry as its new COO [Construction Week (United Arab Emirates)]
[September 14, 2014]

IFMA names John Perry as its new COO [Construction Week (United Arab Emirates)]

(Construction Week (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) RELATED ARTICLES: G4S: UAE FM industry to be worth $5.4bn by 2015 | IFMA releases how-to guide for waste management | MEFMA-Credo Report: $21.8bn spent on FM in the GCC The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has named John Perry as its new chief operating officer (COO).

Perry was previously the chief innovation/quality officer with Houston-based NACE International, where he leveraged a background in information technology and change management to improve member value and bolster productivity.

He also developed the market-entrance strategy for the establishment of a Middle East training facility and office for NACE International.

"John's proven track record of identifying and seizing opportunities in a rapidly changing environment made him stand out among the candidates we considered," said IFMA president and CEO, Tony Keane.

"As the facility management industry advances around the world, IFMA will continue to provide our members with the relevant professional support they expect, not only by adapting to change but also by driving progress from within," Keane said. "It's that innovative spirit that John will bring to IFMA's operations." [[banner]] Prior to NACE, Perry was director, business application development for ADP in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he developed and brought to market several products and established the Hong Kong software development group. Before that he was electronic projects facilitator for ASME International, located in New York, New York.

"It's a great honor to have this opportunity to serve in an organization with such a dynamic membership," said Perry. "Throughout its history, IFMA has thrived under the visionary direction of its leadership around the world." "Working together with our members, partners and dedicated staff, I feel a profound sense of purpose to fulfill our mission and provide each of our members with the service he or she deserves," Perry said.

Perry has an executive MBA and Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Houston and completed undergraduate studies in economics and psychology at New York University.

IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 96 countries.

The association's members, represented in 131 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37bn square feet of property and annually purchase more than $100bn in products and services.

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