WASHINGTON — Frank Sherman, chairman of AkzoNobel Inc
. and a longtime member of the American Cleaning Institute
(ACI) board of directors, is the 2011 recipient of ACI''s Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award
, according to a press release
Sherman was honored during the 2011 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention
at the Grande Lakes Orlando
in Orlando, the release noted.
The award honors an individual for extensive or exceptional service to ACI who promoted the growth and interests of the association and the industries it represents and who exercised outstanding leadership within ACI, the release stated.
"Sherman has been a passionate, dedicated and focused leader within ACI and the industry at-large for years," said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI president and chief executive officer (CEO).
"His hard work and commitment embody what our Distinguished Service Award is all about," Rosenberg added.
According to the release, the Distinguished Service Award is named in honor of the late Elva Walker Spillane, the former National Purity LLC
chief executive who served on the association''s board for 20 years.