TIS Facilities Manager Frank Bojanowski - profile

Facilities Manager
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.
At TIS since 2008.

Returning from Vietnam in 1970, I attended college pursuing biochemistry. With a young family to support, I redirected my efforts and education towards becoming a Respiratory Care Practitioner, working in a variety of capacities as Department Head, Assistant Supervisor and Therapist. By 1978, I wanted a new challenge. Enjoying things mechanical as well as working with my hands, I enrolled in PCC's HVACR program. For years I would work my regular job and in the evenings commute from Astoria to PCC 2-3 evenings a week, completing the program.

Obtaining a contractor's licence, I started my own HVACR business doing commercial, residential and shipboard work. With the loss of my wife to cancer and having two children to raise, I sold my business settling in to routine employment in HVACR. During that time I began coursework in facilities and facilities management with a variety of courses in energy management, building code interpretation, electrical and plumbing code, and facilities management. I later attended OIT taking coursework in building operations which led to certification. In addition to certification through OIT, I have certifications from Ferris State University, RSES , NWG and others. I continue to pursue further education in facilities, enrolling in courses and seminars to round out and refresh my education. Education is a lifelong process.