Event Details
Date: 06.20.2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
One Workplace- 2500 De La Cruz Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050

2018-06-20 11:30:00 2018-06-20 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles EFP Event: Meet with a Leader One Workplace- 2500 De La Cruz Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050 IFMASV info@ifmasv.org
Event Type:
Special Event
Event Title:
EFP Event: Meet with a Leader
Event Sponsor:
Sabah International

EFP Event: Meet with a Leader


How to Get Into, and How to Advance, in the FM Profession

Why IFMA and our Chapter are so concerned about the future of FM, Why you might want to get into FM, What exactly is FM, What are the various entry points and which work the best, How to best present yourself; guaranteed way to get an interview, How to advance in the FM profession and some common pitfalls



Ralph Buchanan, CFM-R

Ralph Buchanan has over fifty years’ experience in facilities management. He is currently a Sr. Vice President at Impec Group, the company that acquired Facilities First in May 2016 (the company that he co-founded 26 years ago). Prior to that, he directed facilities organizations at two different entities, each having over 250 employees who were responsible for the maintenance and operations of over 10 million square feet.

While at Facilities First and now Impec Group, Ralph has been responsible for assisting, hiring and placing over 230 facilities professionals in positions ranging from entry-level Facilities Techs and Coordinators to Directors and Vice Presidents of Facilities. His company also provides services in the areas of Planning & Project Management and CAFM systems implementation and maintenance.

Ralph has been an IFMA member for over 20 years and continues to serve on the Board of IFMA-SV Chapter for the past 12 years. He is the Immediate Past President of our Chapter, attained his CFM credential in March 2006, and was recognized by IFMA as the Associate Member of the Year in 2012. He has Co-Chaired various IFMA-SV Committees including Professional Development, Credentialing, Membership, Golf and Special Interest Committees.



Online registration for this event has closed.  If you would like to attend please email Travis or Rick at one of the following email addresses.

Travis Moody - tmoody@ccah-alliance.org or Rick Fuller- rick@squarecare.com