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September 19, 2010
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ServiceMaster president leaves after discord
Albert Cantu, group president of ServiceMaster Co., Downers Grove, IL, left the firm due to disagreements with top management.

Although ServiceMaster said that he left to pursue other interests, Cantu indicated that his departure was not voluntary.

G-P acquired for $21B
Joseph W. Moeller will succeed A.D. “Pete” Correll as chief executive officer and Lee Thomas as president of Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific Corp.

Top executives at Georgia-Pacific will receive $222 million in stock-based awards, in addition to other financial benefits, once Kansas-based Koch Industries completes the $21 billion acquisition.

ABM names Zaccagnini executive VP
ABM Industries Inc., San Francisco, appointed Steven M. Zaccagnini executive vice president in addition to his role as president of wholly owned subsidiaries ABM Facility Services and Amtech Lighting.

K-C B2B head to retire
Dudley Lehman, president of the Business-to-Business Group of Neenah, WI-based Kimberly-Clark plans to retire next year.

Joanne Bauer, president, Health Care, and Jan Spencer, president, K-C Professional, will manage their respective segments.

IICRC reappoints committee members
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification elected its 2006 Executive Committee, including: Carey Vermeulen, president and chairman; Ruth Travis, first vice president; Darrel Paulson, second vice president; Paul Pearce, international vice president; Mike Reed, secretary; Ed Hobbs, treasurer; and Joe Dobbins, certification council chair.

G&K appoints president of rentals
G&K Services, Inc. of Minneapolis named David M. Miller president of U.S. Rental Operations.

Buckley named head of 3M
3M, St. Paul, MN, elected George W. Buckley chairman, president, and chief executive officer.

Buckley succeeded interim chairman and CEO Robert S. Morrison.

xpedx names president, exec VPs
Loveland, OH-based xpedx, a division of International Paper, appointed Thomas G. Kadien president.

The company also named the following executive vice presidents: Thomas J. Weisenbach, South Central Region; James A. Connelly, North Central Region; and Richard B. Lowe, Western Region.

ASHES appoints Higgins 2006 president
The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services elected Brett Higgins society president for 2006, beginning January 1.

Tennant CEO revamps management team
Chris Killingstad, president and chief executive officer of Minneapolis-based Tennant Company, revamped the company''s senior management team.

The management team includes: Andy Eckert, vice president, North America Sales; Steven Coopersmith, vice president, Global Marketing, North America Sales; Tom Dybsky, vice president, Administration, Human Resources, North America Customer Service, Risk Management and North America Field Service; Heidi Hoard, vice president, General Counsel and Secretary; and Mark Fleigle, vice president of Global Research and Development.

Correction: Tennant names CEO
In November''s Around the Industry, CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine accidentally mislabeled Chris Killingstad''s picture that appeared with the announcement that Killingstad had been named president and chief executive officer of Minneapolis-based Tennant Company.

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.


Europe could force global ban on JanSan chemicals
The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved legislation requiring safety testing of thousands of compounds — including those found in cleaning products and pesticides — which could cost chemical companies billions of dollars and lead to the global ban of some compounds.

Europe''s executive branch estimates that testing, which would be phased in over an 11-year period under Reach (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals), could cost the chemical industry up to $6 billion, but save $358 billion in healthcare over 30 years.

Those considered the most dangerous would require authorization, or their use in products sold in Europe would be prohibited.

Canadian government''s maintenance goes green
The Government of Canada is adopting a national initiative to manage and maintain its office buildings in a more environmentally friendly manner.

The Go Green Comprehensive program, administered by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA Canada) contains criteria for maintenance areas including: Indoor air quality, HVAC maintenance, recycling, purchasing, and water usage.

CM website traffic shatters record
Website traffic for CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online™, CM/CleanfaxOnline™, CMDistributionOnline™ in 2005 hit a record high in October.

User visits to the sites reached 2.56 million for the 10-month period ending in October, compared to the record breaking 12-month total of 2.45 million visits last year.

Housekeeping Channel aides “Extreme Makeover”
The Housekeeping Channel recently partnered with ABC''s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to help a family victimized by hazardous black mold.

The family received housekeeping products from the following companies: Advanced Vapor Technologies, FilterStream, Impex Systems Group, ProTeam, Sylvane, and TxF Products.

BSC commits to CMI® training
REDLEE/SCS, headquartered in Dallas, has become the first building service contractor (BSC) to train and certify all key regional and operations managers with the Cleaning Management Institute® (CMI®) Custodial Technician Basic Training and Certification program.

REDLEE/SCS committed to the program in early 2005, and has successfully certified a total of 76 individuals.

Bay West, Racine back green cleaning standard
Wausau Paper/Bay West and Racine Industries have joined the list of sponsors of the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services.

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