One Minute With Boyd Harris
Updated: Jan 27
Boyd Harris, VP and Director of Western Operations, Coral Canada Wide Ltd.
What advice do you have for someone just starting out in FM?
Align yourself with contractors you can trust, and forge relationships with them. It is impossible to know everything about complex facilities, and a trusted supplier will help you work through difficult situations.
Take us on the journey of your career path. How did you end up where you are?
I started my career in the HVAC and refrigeration industry as a service technician for 18 years. From there, I was fortunate enough to work my way into a senior management position.
Why should someone become a ConnexFM member?
ConnexFM is unique in the sense that the organization provides education opportunities for both the Multi-Site FMs and service providers to better understand the challenges on each side of the relationship. It also provides a forum for both parties to meet and discuss opportunities to work together.
If you could describe the industry in a few sentences, what would you say?
The HVAC and refrigeration industry typically represents the largest spend on a facilities manager’s budget. The industry is constantly challenged to provide more cost-effective ways to provide comfort in facilities. This is more prevalent now than ever.
What are your favorite sports teams?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Calgary Flames.