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YES award release

October 12, 2010
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Robert Robinson, Sr. Receives 2010 ISSA YES Award
Hamilton, OH - Robert Robinson, Sr., founder of Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® System, is the recipient of the 2010 ISSA Young Executives Society (YES) Industry Special Achievement award.
The award is given out at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America trade show, which is being held this year in Orlando November 9-12, 2010.
The YES award recognizes individuals or companies that have made significant contributions to the professional cleaning industry, ISSA, and YES.
According to Lori Zarling, ISSA staff liaison for the YES organization, Robinson is being honored because he developed the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning System, "which is seen as a revolutionary product; his help in promoting healthy cleaning programs; his work getting the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) started; his support of ISSA through his service on the Board of Directors; and his strong support of the YES organization."
The YES organization, which is dedicated to "developing young professionals today," is designed to provide leadership and networking opportunities for executives in the professional cleaning industry under the age of 45.
The award was established in 1988 and has honored several notable industry leaders. Some of the recent honorees include:
• Grant Watkins, formerly with Coastwide Laboratories
• Stephen H. Swigart, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
• Kevin Ervin, vice president of sales and marketing for DEE Janitorial Supply, Inc.
"The YES [organization] has made a major contribution to our industry," says Robinson. "It has helped promote the values and leadership skills that have helped our industry grow and become stronger. I am deeply honored to receive this award."
About Robert Robinson Sr.
Robert Robinson is the inventor of the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning System and also the founder and current president of Kaivac, Inc.
The company is based in Hamilton, OH.
A 30 year veteran of the Cleaning Industry, Bob is passionate about developing high tech cleaning systems that make the cleaning worker more productive while producing healthy results and outcomes.
Also, Bob is the Chairman of the Board of Valley Janitor Supply Co. Inc, Hamilton, Ohio, a third generation JanSan distributor. Bob is married to Carlene, his wife of 39 years, they have two children, Steve and Bob Jr., and six grandchildren.
In addition, Bob is currently the Chairman Elect for the Cleaning Industry Research Institute, past ISSA Board Member (2005-2008). Bob has eleven US patents related to the Cleaning Industry and many patents pending. Over 30,000 of the Kaivac machines, his most successful invention, have been sold around the world.
About ISSA
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 5,500 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA offers the industry''s largest cleaning shows in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®, the popular Web site, educational products, industry standards, periodicals, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.
The association is headquartered in Lincolnwood, IL, USA, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Leicester, United Kingdom; Monterrey, México; and Shanghai, China. ISSA also works with more than 75 associations, alliances, and government agencies around the world. For more information, visit
About Kaivac, Inc.
Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac, Inc. delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results and outcomes while raising the value of cleaning operations and the dignity of the worker.
The originator of No-Touch Cleaning®, Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. For more information, visit
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