HOODZ International, LLC, a subsidiary of BELFOR Franchise Group, has appointed Jack Grace as a Senior Business Implementation Specialist. Grace, a respected and accomplished professional in the Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning industry, brings a wealth of experience and passion for the industry to HOODZ.
"It is an honor to be a part of the largest network of kitchen exhaust cleaning professionals ever assembled," said Grace. "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with and support so many incredible people. HOODZ is the leader in the industry and I look forward to seeing the future growth and expansion of the network both within the U.S. and internationally."
In his new role, Grace will serve as a key member of the HOODZ team using his unique knowledge and experience in the KEC industry to support the continued success of the HOODZ network. Grace will be strengthening the training and educational systems for the network as well as providing ongoing support and guidance to the entire network.
"We are excited to welcome Jack to the HOODZ team," said Keith Turner, President of HOODZ International. "We know he will be a valuable addition and his expertise will help support the continued growth of our company and its service offerings."
Previously, Grace spent 15 years building one of the largest and most successful KEC companies in the United States, which serves some of the most complicated and advanced systems in the industry. He also served on the Board of Directors for the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA), including two terms as President of IKECA.
He personally presented the initial proposal to the IFC seeking inclusion of the IKECA ANSI C10 standard, which has subsequently been adopted into the IFC code. He has also traveled throughout the U.S. conducting educational seminars about the KEC industry for fire authorities, insurance companies, facilities professionals and restaurant business representatives.