That’s right, full robotic cleaning. Robo cleaning has been around for over 5 years, but I thought I would feature it because it is always cool. Up to 70% of facility manager’s janitorial costs is in labor and burden. So any gains in cost savings has to come from labor to move the cost reduction dial. Intellibot Robotics has three cleaning robots, the Hydrobot (Scubber), Duobot (Sweeper/Scrubber) and Aerobot (Vacuum).
Ok, to be clear the robot is only for large spaces. Obviously with the large upfront cost, you have to have significant square footage to achieve a decent ROI. The industries served are airports, convention halls, manufacturing and large office buildings to name a few. Intellibot claims you can save up to 85% on labor. You can check out their savings calculator online.
In 2011, Marc's team won the large company category, "Best in the Industry" marketing materials from the Building Service Contractor Association International (BSCAI). Marc also directs Varsity's proposal writing, sales process and tools development, marketing campaigns, corporate website SEO performance and customer support center.
Marc has spent his career developing strategic capabilities that enhance value to customers and the company. A Lean Sigma Green belt himself, he developed the company's Lean Sigma offering, providing an innovative solution to customers' need to lower cost while raising quality. He led the development of JanOPS, an industry-leading janitorial operating system, which brings standardization and service consistency to large campus and geographically disperse national accounts.
Prior to this position, Marc was responsible for strategic management at Varsity. He has initiated or directed multiple strategic technology initiatives, ranging from a corporate website, a corporate intranet, a web/smartphone based quality control system, a learning management system, a corporate content manager and knowledge wiki, salesforce.com deployment and customization, and an Android app which facilitates the GROW sales process he has developed.
Marc is the author of several leadership and management training manuals, field guides, marketing collateral and case studies. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish and holds a bachelor degree in English/Technical Writing and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Idaho State University. Marc enjoys mountain biking, skiing, fishing and golf. He is happily married, and he and his wife Victoria enjoy raising and spending time with their four children.
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