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"New President Sees "Bigger" Things Ahead for APPA"
Author: Thaler-Carter, Ruth E.
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: September/October 2007

Profile of APPA's new President, Alan S. Bigger, director of facilities at Earlham College.  Bigger uses three terms to summarize his vision for APPA's continuous growth: carpe diem (seize the day); renovare (to make new); and kaizen (continuous and orderly improvement). Reviews Bigger's recent position as director of building services at the University of Notre Dame and new responsibilities at Earlham. Covers his past career, which included a bachelor's of science degree in liberal arts for this native of Ireland; ten years with the U.S. Air Force; and writing more than 325 articles for trade journals in facilities and housekeeping.  Details Bigger's view that competition for scarce resources is the biggest issue for the facilities management industry and explains how APPA can help address this challenge.  Includes a list of professional milestones and photos of Bigger and his family and Earlham College. 



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