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Perry Schwarz begins job as Cape director of facilities and transportation

Perry J. Schwarz has been hired as Cape Elizabeth's new facilities director. As director, Schwarz will manage the facilities of both the town and schools as well as the school transportation department.

Schwarz comes to Cape Elizabeth with more than 30 years experience, most recently as director of buildings and grounds at Oxbow High School and River Bend Career & Technical Center in Bradford, Vt. Latest projects included the installation of new locks and door hardware throughout the 120,000-square-foot building, electronic access control, 43 high definition digital security cameras and a solar-panel project with the ability to generate 862.1 MWh/year.

He also has educational facilities experience as facilities director at Waits River Valley School, East Corinth, Vt.; and assistant supervisor of the mechanical trades at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa.

Matthew Sturgis, town manager, said he participated in the hiring process with representatives from the School Department.

Schwarz is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Facility Management Association (Boston Chapter), National Fire Protection Association and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society; and is a recipient of the Energy Star Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and The Vermont Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

He replaces Greg Marles, who resigned this spring after seven years as facilities director.