CHICAGO - In this latest installment of Off the Cuff, where readers can meet and learn more about someone from the fabricare industry, let's get to know Tim Maxwell, president of GreenEarth Cleaning.

Tell us where you were born, grew up, and reside today?

"I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the family wholesale leather cleaning business is still operating. I moved with my wife Karen and my two kids, Kelsey and Kolin, to Kansas City, Mo. where GreenEarth Cleaning is headquartered, in 2006."

Hobbies (that you'll admit to)?

"I enjoy water sports (skiing, sailing and boating) and I am an avid downhill skier. Given my Canadian heritage, I am required to play men's ice hockey league twice per week in order to fit into the smaller airplane seats that are standard issue today."

What gets you excited at work?

"I enjoy the sense of satisfaction I get when our team is able to save a dry cleaner's location from a landlord that is not renewing a lease until we present the GreenEarth option. With the built-in safeguards that are inherent in the system, hundreds of good operators have been able to save their families financial well being. Awesome feeling!"

Lastly, tell us a secret (keep it clean) nobody knows about you?

"My secret is that someday I hope to circumnavigate the globe in a sailboat…don’t tell anybody!"

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