Martin Tirado, CEO of the Snow and Ice Management Association discusses the 3 pillars of the SIMA Foundation with Snow Plow News.
January 3, 2022 | Emma Tyborski
The SIMA Foundation is a non-profit trade association with a focus on training, events and best practices related to snow plowing, ice management and business management. The Foundation will build on SIMA’s Alan Steiman Scholarship Fund, which was created in 2010 to honor Steiman — an industry mentor and former SIMA board chair. The fund provides the opportunity to experience SIMA’s signature education event — the Snow & Ice Symposium, to someone who otherwise might not be able to afford the travel and registration expense.
Snow Plow News met up with Martin Tirado, CEO of the SIMA Association at one of SIMA’s symposium road shows in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tirado explains to SPN the three pillars that the SIMA Foundation strives to provide.
The SIMA Foundation has a mission to provide more educational scholarships and training for activities that attract, develop and retain professionals in the private snow and ice management service industry. for people who are deserving so they can take advantage of the suposiums and participate in the ASM training program to get them in the industry and ready.
The second pillar is to conduct more reasearch into benchmark studies and industry trends to provide essential data to members and stakeholders to be more successful.
The third pillar is to increase public and stakeholder awareness and education on the value of snow and ice management services and its role in risk management and public safety. The SIMA Foundation strives to bring more awareness about best practices and standards and to raise the bar of professionalism in the industry.