FMANM Tool Backpack Drive 2022

FMA and ABC’s Young Tradesmen
Rewarded with Specialized Tool Backpacks

Students who completed their first-year studies in the trades were incentivized with essential professional gear at an energetic event in January.  The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico joined forces with the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico to donate high-grade Milwaukee-brand tool backpacks to each apprentice. These tradesmen and women of the future networked with their future employers--contractors and facility services providers--who had graciously funded the free event.

The demand for skilled trades is at an all-time high as retirements from the workforce and the effects of the pandemic has decreased the number of candidates in the work pool.   High-paying jobs are immediately available for those who possess these essential vocational skills.  The event was directly inline with the missions of both FMANM and ABCNM to support and resupply the building services and construction trades with qualified candidates.

With a food truck and libations available, the students, businessmen and women, and representatives from FMA and ABC enjoyed an interactive atmosphere.  Students who are remote-learning or were otherwise unable to attend will also receive their valuable tool via alternative distribution.  

A heartfelt THANK YOU to our sponsors who include:

SPONSOR A 24 PACK OF BACKPACKS

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SPONSOR A 4 PACK OF BACKPACKS

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Longhorn Construction Services, Inc

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SPONSOR A SINGLE BACKPACK

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For more information about this event please contact the Backpack Give Away lead Jessica Leyva at Jessica.Leyva@honeywell.com. 


Executive Director Column

Greetings!  Our General Membership Meeting in November yielded up a new director for our Board of Directors.  We look forward to welcoming Reggie Roberson with Eaton Sales and Service into the organization in this capacity.  Reggie’s enthusiasm and fresh outlook will help guide our non-profit into 2022 and beyond.  Thank you for your support, Reggie.

If you missed the meeting, it was a concise and dynamic review of the activities, financial successes, and plans for the future for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.  The social networking opportunity following the event was productive as well with many new relationships started and existing ones further forged.  New members were introduced to loyal stalwarts.

Special thanks to Jessica Leyva with Honeywell for her coordination of our tool backpack drive to benefit graduating journeymen from the trades programs at Associated Builders and Contractors, our partner organization.  Response has been phenomenal and we still have over a month to continue our outreach for sponsors.  Visit our website today to sponsor and your company’s logo will be included in our mass media marketing. 

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!     


Welcome Reggie Roberson to FMA’s Board of Directors

 

Eaton Sales and Service’s Division Manager Reggie Roberson was unanimously voted onto the Board of Directors for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico at the General Membership Meeting in November.  
Reggie started his career in Rockford IL managing one gas station at 19 years old. At 23 he was promoted to a district manager’s role, responsible for more than 25 gas stations and convenience stores.  After being “laid off” at 30 (due to lack of a college degree), Reggie started his own enterprise, a petroleum service company which recognized that companies he had hired in the past had performed poorly and that he could fill that niche. Starting with two partners, Precision Petroleum Inc. was formed: no customers, just a vision. PPI eventually bought a petroleum construction company and started building new gas stations as well as performing service. The company was gained $8 million annual revenues and was sold. Reggie worked for the buyer for three years before moving on.  In his own words: “Bored, I bought a bar and was the worst bar owner in the world.” He then started a health insurance company among other ventures.  Reggie decided to get back into the petroleum services industry he loved but due to a  non-compete agreement in the Illinois/Wisconsin market, he headed west. After a brief stint in Salt Lake City, UT, he found Eaton Sales & Service LLC in Albuquerque and has been here almost 9 years with the company.

Reggie has one daughter, Brittany, who lives in in Rockford, Il, and a grandson, Carter. Carter has recently become a shareholder in the Green Bay Packers!  Welcome our new entrepreneurial businessman who will help guide the continued success of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.  


 

Lively “End-of-Year Meeting” and Social Hour 
For Members 
November 18th at Tomasita’s  

Sponsored By

Thank yoy for joing the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for some important business followed by some serious networking as we conduct our “End of Year Meeting”. 

Following the meeting we adjourned to the Cantina for some informal social networking.   The event was available live-stream on Facebook at

Details on the tool drive to our benefit tradesmen at CNM was shared.  Thanks to our gracious sponsors at Eaton Sales & Service, SMI Facility Services Paul Davis Restoration for underwriting this event. 

 

 


 

CNM Site Tour a Success:
FMANM Contribution Recognized

Twenty-eight knowledge seekers joined ranks in August as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico toured the Digital Building Controls Laboratory at the Central New Mexico Community College to witness and investigate the updated equipment the association supported in installing.  The partnership among FMANM, CNM and private industry's Epic Controls is a first of its kind.

Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls.  With the addition of the new equipment in this laboratory, that educational deficit has been filled.

New member and facility manager Tuffy Von Tellrop with Meowwolf commented, "It is great to support an organization that has this kind of direct impact on the facilities community."  Alan Peter with Outta Control added, "It is almost impossible to find tradesmen with the right skills to perform this work.  This is a huge step in the right direction."    Another new member Dianna Cordova with Enterprise Bank added, "I love tours like these!  You get to see firsthand how the equipment in your facility is impacted by these critical technological advances."    

 

Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers in New Mexico have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls. This is a critical infrastructural process which coordinates and directs all essential building functions including heating and air conditioning, ventilation, boilers, fire protection, security and observation, lighting, electric power, plumbing and water monitoring, and even elevators.  Thanks to the educational partnership forged by the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College, that lack of specific educational opportunity is about to change.

FMANM treasurer Dave Jensen has logged 40 plus years in the HVAC industry. He works for Epic Controls in Albuquerque which provides commercial integrated control systems and maintenance in an effort to maximize energy efficiency. In addition, Dave has taught at CNM for 12 years and is passionate about providing quality education. In a "first of its kind" partnership with the college, details were finalized late January this year, and installation to modernize and upgrade the building controls laboratory at CNM began early April. Dave is uniquely positioned in the partnership, being deeply invested both as the appointed dealer, as the college instructor teaching the HVAC course, and as the treasurer for FMANM which provided funding assistance to install the project.

"There's a high demand for technicians but few companies that step up to help," says Dave. He's thrilled that Reliable Controls—a manufacturer of direct digital control equipment--did.  Reliable Controls donated the hardware and software, and Epic Controls will perform the installation and subsequent maintenance.

Where does FMANM fit into the scenario?  Thanks to the support of our member companies, this organization can point directly to a project we helped fund which will provide an up-to-date working lab for teaching CNM students digital operations systems and trouble shooting.  Stay tuned for an upcoming date for an on-site tour of the installation as the return to post-pandemic normalcy evolves.  

 

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Board of Directors

President
Patrick Dyer
General Services Director
Presbyterian Medical Services
505-820-3471
patrick.dyer@pmsnm.org

Vice President
John Dufay
Executive Director, Maintenance & Operations,
Albuquerque Public Schools
505-765-5950
dufay@aps.edu

Treasurers

Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
505-252-2707
lori@nationalroofing.com

Dave Jensen
ABC and CNM
505-239-5721
dave52djj@aol.com

Secretary
Leslie D. Yardman
AVP, Facilities Manager II
Bank of Albuquerque
Office 505-885-0810
Cell 525-264-1879
lyardman@bokf.com

 

Directors

Deborah Chavez
Mooring Construction and Restoration
505-573-8390
dchavez@mooringusa.com

Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
Honeywell Building Solutions
New Mexico and West Texas
505-263-6085
jessica.leyva@honeywell.com

Auri Vigil
Marketing Manager
RoofCare
Office 505-252-0375
auri@roofcare.us

Reggie Roberson
Division Manager
Eaton Sales & Service LLC.
Office 505- 345-4577
reggier@eatonmetal.com


Executive Director
Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309
carolee@fmanm.com