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September 19, 2010
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ECi Software Appoints COO

ECi Software Solutions (ECi) recently announced that Trevor Gruenewald has been appointed chief operating officer (COO).

Gruenewald, who joined the ECi team in January 2009 as senior vice president and general manager, will continue to expand his responsibilities across all business units and several corporate functional areas.

SMA Names Board Officers

Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) recently announced that John Rosenau, Stanley Mayfield and Gene Melzer have been appointed officers on the SMA board of directors.

Rosenau, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Philip Rosenau Company, has been named chairman of the board; Mayfield, president and owner of Mayfield Paper Company, has been named vice chairman; and Melzer, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of NASSCO Inc., has been named secretary/treasurer.

CFR Hires Brand Manager

CFR Corporation recently announced the hiring of Doug Berjer as the company''s new brand manager.

According to Michael Schaffer, a senior executive with the commercial floor care division of Tacony Corporation, owners of CFR, Doug has an extensive background of industry experience in the JanSan sector.

"With Doug''s background and experience, we believe he will add tremendous value to our ''new generation'' of carpet cleaning systems," said Schaffer.


APEC products receive EcoLogo Certificartion

Amano Pioneer Eclipse (APEC) recently announced that nine of its EnviroStar Green® chemicals have been certified by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing''s EcoLogo program.

The EnviroStar Green product lines consist of 25 different Earth-friendly chemicals that produce excellent results in all types of commercial and institutional applications.

Steamatic Receives Longevity Award

Steamatic of Fort Wayne has received a 40-year Longevity Award and four Outstanding Contractor Awards from franchisor Steamatic Inc.

The awards were given at Steamtic''s Biannual International Convention in Colorado Springs July 15-17.

Tork Brand Launches New Website

Tork, a brand of SCA Tissue North America, has introduced a revitalized company website,, complete with a new, user-friendly design and improved functions.

The new website enables visitors to personalize their settings to find ideal product solutions based on their specific needs.

UGL Unicco Awards Scholarships

UGL Unicco continued its scholarship program for dependents of full-time UGL Unicco employees by awarding 15 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students.

Selected from among 61 applicants, the students received the scholarships in recognition of their strong academic skills, leadership qualities, community involvement, extracurricular activities and financial need.

IEHA Releases HPCP Prospectus

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) recently announced that the prospectus for its High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) testing program in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell has been finalized and is available for download.

The HPCP program tests and verifies the performance of green products and helps promote hard surface cleaning products with green attributes.

The HPCP prospectus can be viewed at

Spartan Receives Safety Award

Spartan Chemical Company was recently presented with the prestigious Leadership in Safety Award from insurance provider CNA Financial Corporation.

Spartan received this award based on their extremely low claim record, their proactive approach of consulting CNA''s risk department before a building plant addition and installing new tanks and their progressive response to CNA''s risk reduction recommendations.

Spartan was nominated by their CNA Risk Control Consultant Joan Wooley.

Servicon Receives Green Cleaning Award

The Ashkin Group LLC recently presented Servicon Systems and its management team with the Green Cleaning Champion Award.

The award recognizes the best of the best in the cleaning industry for their commitment to sustainability and green cleaning.

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