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ProTeam appoints Canadian country manager

April 16, 2014
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BOISE, ID — ProTeam®, the company that created the original and Next Generation backpack vacuums, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marvin Mauer as the new Canadian Country Manager.

<photocredit>ProTeam</photocredit>“Marvin brings a wealth of industry and management experience to this position,” said Vice President of Sales Rich Steinberg, to whom Mauer will report. “I look forward to seeing him thrive as he builds our presence in the Canadian market.”

Previously with skincare company Deb Canada, Mauer’s sound judgment, vision, and adaptability helped him rise through the ranks from account executive in 1991 to General Manager by 2008. Mauer also has five years of experience in jan/san distribution - work that gave him keen insight into the needs of Canadian cleaning professionals.

Mauer demonstrates an aptitude for long-term strategic planning and an understanding of customer service, finance, plant operations, sales, and marketing. His strong leadership and can-do attitude help bring the best out of his staff. Mauer has represented the cleaning and maintenance industry as former Chair of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Sanitary Supply Association. He is also a graduate of Humber College’s Marketing Program and holds the professional designation of Certified Sales Professional (CSP) from the Canadian Professional Sales Association.

ProTeam ( ) became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum. Scientific studies and maintenance crews consistently find ProTeam vacuums save time, money and resources while improving indoor air quality. In 2009, Emerson—a diversified global manufacturing and technology company—acquired ProTeam, and the legacy of innovation continues with the Next Generation of backpack vacuums, the Super Coach Pro® and the cordless GoFree® Pro.

Emerson(NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visit

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