City Wide Maintenance Appoints Director of People and Culture

City Wide Maintenance, one of the nation’s largest building maintenance management companies, today announced the appointment of Willie Ramirez to the role of director of people and culture.

Ramirez will be responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resources function. His primary role will be to supervise and provide consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training, budget, and labor relations. His secondary role will be to recruit, retain, and inspire talented people to join the City Wide family.

“We are pleased to welcome Willie to City Wide Maintenance,” said Jeff Oddo, CEO and president of Lenexa-based City Wide. “He will be key in enhancing engagement with our people, developing a common culture, and leading the design and delivery of a world class learning and development program for our team members. We are looking forward to supporting Willie in his new position.”

Before joining City Wide, Ramirez served as Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for CARSTAR Franchise Systems, Inc., the largest network of collision repair professionals in North America. He was responsible for aligning corporate human resources initiatives with CARSTAR’s organizational strategy to guide the growth of the franchise system. Ramirez plans to leverage more than two decades of human relations experience, which includes executive coaching, recruiting, and employee relations, in his new role with City Wide.

“City Wide’s commitment to hiring and retaining great people is truly alive within the organization and I believe a real game changer for our industry,” said Ramirez. “We have an opportunity to continue growing our network with innovative, motivated team members that will further our franchise expansion efforts now and in the months and years to come. I couldn’t be more excited to work in partnership with our people to create a different and unique proposition for talent.”

City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities by streamlining commercial facilities and maintenance management of more than 20 services through a collection of service providers and alliance partners, including floor care, window washing, janitorial supplies, parking lot maintenance, and more.

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