John Hajduk to serve on advisory committee for Professional Facility Management Institute

11/02/2017

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced the appointment of John Hajduk to the ProFMI Commission, an advisory committee for the Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI). Hajduk, who currently serves as director of PSFEI, is one of 13 founding members of the commission.

Comprised of independent, voluntary leaders representing the diversity of the facilities management profession, the ProFMI Commission is tasked with ensuring the quality and impartiality of ProFM, a newly created credentialing program for facilities management professionals.

Commission members were identified, invited and selected based on a number of factors. Criteria included their reputations as top thought leaders within the facilities management industry, possession of cross-functional expertise within multiple disciplines and various levels of experience in the industry.

“John is an excellent addition to our team,” said Randy Olson, vice president, Global Business Development for ProFMI. “Not only is Penn State a globally recognized institution with a strong reputation in the facilities management industry, but John himself also brings a diverse background to draw from, thanks to a blend of experience in private industry, state government and an academic facilities viewpoint.”

Hajduk joins leaders from a diverse list of companies and organizations including General Motors, The American University in Cairo, National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) and Xcel Energy Company. Together, the commission members will oversee all aspects of the ProFM credential program, including development of the body of knowledge, eligibility requirements, assessment exam scoring, term of validity and renewal requirements.

“There is no other credential offered at this time that meets the needs of today’s facilities management professionals,” said Hajduk. “ProFM focuses on 19 functional areas and five cross-functional competencies that, until now, have never been taught together in one program.”

Focusing on communication, sustainability, quality, innovation and collaboration, the ProFM credential addresses key areas within four knowledge areas: asset management, risk management, business management and operations and maintenance. 

In his role as director of PSFEI, Hajduk has seen first-hand what a well-planned and executed credentialing and education program can provide facilities management professionals.

“Our team at PSFEI provides advisory services in most of, if not all, the areas of facilities management that the credential covers, while also delivering education to facilities managers and engineers across the country,” said Hajduk. “So, as a facilities management professional, it is exciting to see so many topics wrapped into one.”   

The ProFM credential will be offered beginning in the first quarter of 2018. For additional information, visit profmi.org.

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The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute provides facilities engineering services, education programs and energy management to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education and innovation.

Formed in April of 2017, ProFMI is a partnership between National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT), Milwaukee, WI, provider of live and online facilities management education and Holmes Corporation, an instructional design, marketing and distribution firm delivering premium-quality learning systems to professionals around the world. Led by a commission of voluntary leaders speaking for the market and representing the diversity of the facilities management profession, ProFMI is committed to elevating the facility management industry and serving its professionals around the world. It assembles the top thought leaders in the industry to define the required knowledge and competencies of all facility managers, validate these findings with ongoing market research, create and deliver superior education, and evaluate professionals against these standards. 

 

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PSFEI Director John Hajduk has been appointed to serve on the ProFMI Commission, an advisory committee for the Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI). Photo: Jean-Michel Batty

"Our team at PSFEI provides advisory services in most of, if not all, the areas of facilities management that the credential covers, while also delivering education to facilities managers and engineers across the country...So, as a facilities management professional, it is exciting to see so many topics wrapped into one." - John Hajduk, director, PSFEI

 
 

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The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides facilities engineering services, education programs, and energy management to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

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State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835