Meet the Management Team
We have years of industry experience to share with our franchisees
Bill Sims, Chairman
Bill began at Steamatic in 1983 working in the sales department. He gained industry experience throughout the years and worked his way up to Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Franchise Development. He formed relationships nationally and internationally, and when the sons of the founders of Steamatic were looking for someone in 2006 to take over the reins, they knew Bill would be a good fit. Bill purchased Steamatic Inc. and moved the company to its current location.
A graduate of Texas Christian University, Bill is involved in the Fort Worth community — serving on boards and organizations. He has watched over the years how the company has shifted from cleaning services to restoration services. He feels good about the reputation the company has gained throughout the years because of its ability to form trusted relationships with insurance companies, businesses, and residents.
He is proud of the corporate team and how they are dedicated to helping the company’s franchisees succeed in the industry. Bill believes the future for Steamatic is unlimited as they continue to grow their relationships with national accounts and insurance companies.
Stefan Figley, President
Over nearly two decades, Figley has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and consumer accomplishments. Trained by the leading ad agency, Leo Burnett, Stefan’s focus on building successful franchisees through sales and marketing efforts with such companies as Jani-King and ServiceMaster have kept him at the forefront of the industry with consumers, customers, and shareholders.
Most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of a $750 million system revenue, Jani-King International, a company with over 11,000 franchisees in 14 countries he focused on top-line & bottom-line growth, while successfully developing a strategy to increase appointments.
Figley has had success both domestically and internationally, managing key global accounts, including Philip Morris, Diageo, and Krups.
He gained his wealth of experience across a global system, having performed and managed business throughout Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Pacific Rim while based in both Moscow, Russia and Frankfurt, Germany.
A former tennis All-American and tour professional, Stefan still plays a game here and there in Fort Worth, Texas where he resides with his wife Christine and son Sutton. Stefan is a Certified Franchise Executive and a proud graduate of Texas Christian University.
Frank Van Zant, MWR, MSR, MTC, ASCS Director of Training and Education
Frank has been employed with Steamatic for 44 years and has served in all areas of the cleaning restoration industry. He has been the Director of Training and Education for Steamatic for the past 26 years.
Frank is an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Accredited Instructor for the Carpet Cleaning, Fire Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation and Water Damage Restoration courses and holds the Master Certification Designations in Fire, Water Damage Restoration, Textiles, and Mold Remediation.
Additionally, his certifications include ACAC Certified Microbial Remediator and NADCA Air Conveyance Systems Specialist.
Frank is a committee member and has participated in the development of these restoration industry standards: The IICRC/ANSI S500 Water Damage and IICRC/ANSI S520 Mold Remediation Standards, as well as the RIA Advisory Committee on Fire Damage Standard. He is also the Insurance Industry Continuing Education Coordinator for Steamatic Inc.
Frank is also the national coordinator for Steamatic Continuing Education Courses for the Insurance Industry.
Kimmie Hack, Director of Marketing & Communications
Kimmie has worked in B2B & B2C marketing & sales over the past 14 years. Several of those years have been spent providing strategic planning and marketing expertise in the residential new home, flooring, and commercial construction industries.
She enjoys delivering marketing and advertising solutions to our Steamatic Business Owners. Kimmie manages the Steamatic brand image, developing online and print marketing resources for the entire Steamatic system. She also provides custom consulting and design for our individual franchisees as needed.
Kimmie is an Alumni of Texas Woman’s University, community volunteer and resides in Arlington, Texas with her two active daughters.