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October 2012 Around The Industry

Around The Industry

October 01, 2012
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Nilfisk-Advance - Jeff Barna






Nilfisk-Advance Welcomes New President



Jeff Barna recently joined Nilfisk-Advance U.S. as president and general manager.

With 25 years of experience in the North American commercial and industrial markets, Barna comes to Nilfisk-Advance from the global battery manufacturer Exide Technologies.



ISSA Announces 2012 Award Winners

The following recipients will be honored at the annual ISSA General Meeting.

The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award was given to Jim Chittom, Sr., chief executive officer (CEO) of bothAthens Janitor Supply Company and Roman Chemical Corporation.

The Lou Goorland Honorary Membership Award was given to Roger Parrott, Jr., adirector on the ISSA Foundation Board who will serve as its chairman in 2013.

The Manufacturer Representatives’ Distinguished Service Award was given to Gary Gradinger, chairman and CEO of Golden Star Inc.

The Young Executive Society (YES) Industry Special Achievement Award was given to Mark Bevington, president and owner of NSS Enterprises Inc.

The John H. Plant Membership Development Award was given to Günter Glöckner,owner and managing director of Solution Glöckner.


Tacony - Doug BerjerTacony Makes Internal Promotion

Tacony’s commercial floor care divisionrecently promoted Doug Berjer to sales director for the Eastern portion of the United States.

Berjer’s new role includes working with the CFR Corporation, Tornado Industries Inc. and Powr-Flite brands.



ProTeam Names New Regional Manager

ProTeam Inc. recently promoted Mike Harrington to Western regional manager.

Harrington, who was previously ProTeam’s director of business development for international sales, is a member of ISSA’s Young Executive Society (YES).


Rubbermaid - Doug MartinRubbermaid Appoints CFO

Newell Rubbermaid recently appointed Doug Martin to chief financial officer (CFO).

Martin will succeed Juan Figuereo, who stepped down after serving as the company’s CFO since 2009.

Using his experience and 25 years with the company, Martin, who previously served as deputy chief financial officer and has been credited with designing a plan to streamline the business, will be instrumental to helping Newell Rubbermaid realize their growth ambition.




Spartan – Strategic Partner Of The Year

Spartan Honored As Strategic Partner Of The Year

Interline Brands recently bestowed upon Spartan Chemical Company Inc. their Strategic Partner of the Year award.

The award was in recognition of Spartan’s category leadership in terms of building brand recognition and market development while providing outstanding customer service and sales support.

U.S. Products Congratulates Facebook Contest Winner

Jay Patel, managing partner of the Staybridge Suites Hotel and the Best Western Plus Hotel, both in San Antonio, Texas, was selected the winner of the “Friendship Has Its Benefits” Facebook contest.

For winning, Patel will be given a brand-new PEX200 portable hot water carpet extractor from U.S. Products.


Witt Adds New Representative Firm

Witt Industries Inc. recently added Western States Marketing as their newest representative firm.

          Western States Marketing, which is run by longtime industry veterans Denny Shute and Bill Crowe, will present Witt’s lineup of site furnishings to customers in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.


CMM Launches “Clean Sweep-stakes”

In conjunction with the promotion of an all-new website, Cleaning & MainClean Sweep-stakestenance Management magazine has launched a sweepstakes with various prize packages courtesy of the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI), Kaivac Inc. and Advanced Vapor Technologies LLC.

The prize packages are growing every day and, at the time of publication, include categories of technology, floor care and restroom care.

To enter the “Clean Sweep-stakes,” you must become a registered user of and “Like” us on Facebook.

Visit for more information and to view the various prize packages.


ACI Launches Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) recently launched a detailed online inventory of ingredients used in cleaning products as part of their Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative.

The inventory features a list of more than 900 ingredients used by ACI members to manufacture cleaning products for uses that include laundry care hard surface cleaning and more.

Located at, the inventory will be most useful to regulators, researchers, formulators and suppliers looking for a comprehensive list of the ingredients used in cleaning products.


The ISSA/INTERCLEAN Mobile App Is AvailableISSA Show App

The new ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2012 mobile app is now available to help you easily navigate the trade show floor and build your personal agenda for the big week in Chicago.

With the app, you can get up-to-date information about the show, the exhibitors and all of the special events and educational offerings.

Visit on your iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry or other Internet-enabled mobile device to access and download this year’s show app.

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