In remembrance of those who have passed who contributed much to make our association great.
Jonathan Hood, Excellent Window Cleaning,
Rochester Hills, MI
was an innovative man who took great pride in his work, loved his
family and friends and brought a wealth of knowledge to the industry. He
represented his fellow window cleaning professionals by serving on the
IWCA Board of Directors since 2005 and most recently as Secretary of the
IWCA in 2010. During his tenure on the board he served on the
Membership committee as well as numerous other committees on behalf of
Don had a passion for the window cleaning
industry and IWCA. He generously shared that passion with anyone who
needed his help and insights. Don and Holly, Don’s wife, have always
been great supporters at each of the IWCA Conventions and could always
be counted on to pitch in and help the association whenever and wherever
needed. Don was always visible each year selling 50/50 tickets at the
IWCA Auction that benefited the local Ronald McDonald House.
Jeff Hardin, Transparent Window Cleaning
Jeff was a kind and thoughtful man who was quick to
laugh, loved his family and friends and brought a wealth of knowledge to
the industry. He represented his fellow window cleaning professionals
by serving on the IWCA Board of Directors from 2006-2009. During that
time he served on the Glass committee as well as numerous other
committees on behalf of the association.
Jim Willingham, New Day Window Cleaning Services
No one can mention Jim Willingham without smiling. Willingham, in
his trademark hat, coaching the "youngsters” during convention in the
speed contest, his own prowess with the squeegee and his enthusiasm for
the "sport” of speed window cleaning have all led the IWCA Board to
christen the speed contest the "Jim Willingham Speed Competition.”
Willingham, also integral to the founding of the IWCA, was a past
president and Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a successful
business owner. He lost his battle with cancer in 2008.
The medley contest has been named in honor of Rod
Woodward, whose contributions to the window cleaning industry include
being one of the founders of American Window Cleaner magazine, inventing
the "Super System” at Ettore, and being one of the driving forces
behind the IWCA. He was touted as a visionary, an inspiration and a real
advocate for the window cleaning community. He lost his battle with
kidney disease in 1989.