The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), a leader in retail, multi-site facilities management, recently presented Terry Hay, CEO of Scandinavian Building Services with the Canadian Excellence Award. The award was presented to Hay during the PRSM Canadian Conference, which took place in Mississauga, Ont., and recognizes his leadership and service in the retail industry and within PRSM.
Hay is a facility management leader and is seen as a key contributor within the PRSM community as he mentors, educates and shares his knowledge with others. Hay speaks at PRSM conferences, serves on committees and writes industry Best Practices papers, and is personally responsible for the addition of several new retail members in western Canada.
Scandinavian Building Services was established in 1956 and has been owned and operated by the Hay family since 1982. The company provides cleaning services for over 50 million square feet of commercial space operated by top Canadian retailers. The company was recently named by Deloitte as one of the Best Managed Companies in Canada and has received several awards for customer service.
“I am extremely honoured to be recognized by my industry peers and by PRSM with this award. It is always a privilege to serve our customers and to be a member of PRSM,” said Hay, in a press release. “I want to thank our Scandinavian team for their hard work and dedication and all of the PRSM members who have helped us along the way. We appreciate the opportunity to be part of this industry and part of PRSM.”
“The Canadian Excellence Award was created to recognize the highest levels of professionalism in retail facilities management. Recipients of the award are innovative leaders in the industry who excel in their company, and they also give back to the profession in terms of sharing their knowledge and experience with others,” said Bryan Walker, PRSM Association 2015-16 Board President, Store Facilities Manager, The Container Store, in a press release. “I am pleased to present this year’s award to Terry Hay, an outstanding industry leader.”