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September 19, 2010
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APC Filtration Hires Manager

Chris Williams has been hired as the global business development manager for APC Filtration Inc.''s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) filter division.

Williams will work from the Commerce Township, Michigan, office and will be responsible for industrial, commercial and domestic appliance air filter sales.

SMA Welcomes New Board Member

Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) is pleased to announce that Gene Melzer has joined the SMA Board of Directors.

Melzer is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of New Berlin, Wisconsin-based NASSCO Inc., one of the leading independent JanSan distributors in the Midwest United States.

Spartan Promotes Two Employees

Spartan Chemical Company Inc. is pleased to announce the promotions of Tina Serio and Erica Kurfis in the advertising/marketing department, a realignment that will allow Spartan to update technology marketing efforts and better support their distribution network.

Serio assumes responsibility for general department oversight, creative input and marketing technology integrations and Kurfis will manage all of the day-to-day operations of the advertising/marketing department.


Gent-L-Kleen Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Founded in 1949 by C.E. Strickler, Jr., Gent-L-Kleen Products Inc. celebrates its 60th anniversary during 2009.

Gent-L-Kleen''s early production was formulated in a 20-gallon ceramic crock with a wooden paddle in the basement of Strickler''s home, which can now be found in the plant''s lobby showcase.

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