How to Advance Your Skills in the Facilities Management Industry With Michael Kistler, Senior Facilities Manager


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Michael Kistler is a Senior Facilities Manager with over 15 years of experience in project management and a demonstrated history in facilities services. He began his career with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, where he ​​managed 13 projects valued at $68 million. During his tour of Afghanistan, Michael completed over 33 contingency construction projects, valued at $2.8 million. He graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's in civil engineering.

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How can you build your skills and trade knowledge to market yourself for facilities management programs? What does it take to become a valuable facilities manager?

Michael Kistler is an experienced facilities manager who began his career in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and he uses his invaluable skillsets to help his clients effectively maintain their facility. He recommends gaining broad experience to equip yourself with more responsibilities and tools so you can leverage your know-how for a competitive industry.

In this episode of Watching Paint Dry, Greg Owens sits down with Michael Kistler, Senior Facilities Manager, to discuss breaking into the realm of facilities management. Michael shares the effects of the pandemic and world events on the industry, navigating the difficulties of recruiting and supply chain disruptions, and educational tools for building a career in facilities management.

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