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September 19, 2010


Spartan Chemical Appoints Regional Manager

Spartan Chemical Company Inc. recently announced the promotion of Ronald Laino to the position of regional manager for the New York Metropolitan region.

Laino, whose appointment was effective June 1, will report to Jack Ellison, East Coast divisional sales manager, and will be responsible for providing service, sales and support to Spartan distributors in the greater New York area.

Activeion Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Activeion Cleaning Solutions LLC recently announced the hiring of John Walden as chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately.

Walden, who will also become a member of Activeion''s board of directors, previously served as executive vice president and chief customer officer at Sears Holdings Corporation where he managed its hardlines businesses, marketing, Internet channels and the home services businesses.

SCA Tissue Names Chief Financial Officer

Mike Jansen has been named vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) of SCA Tissue North America.

Jansen brings 14 years of industry experience to this role and has been a member of SCA Tissue''s senior leadership team for the past eight years.

In his expanded role, Jansen will continue to direct many supply chain functions such as revenue management, fiber procurement and transportation.

Nexstep Welcomes New Hire

Nexstep Commercial Products recently announced the hiring of Erin Martin as the new sales and marketing administrator.

Martin, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Wright State University, joins Nexstep with over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing and administration.

ProTeam Announces New Employee Appointments

John Janson recently joined ProTeam Inc. as the director of business development and Jacalyn High recently received a promotion to the director of marketing.

Janson joins ProTeam with high-level executive experience in logistics, growth strategies, sales management and business development across diverse and competitive industries.

High has been instrumental in moving the ProTeam brand forward in the marketplace and expanding the role of marketing within the company.


A Sad Goodbye

Mark Reimers, an original leader of ProTeam Inc. and a key member of the executive management team for decades, recently passed away.

Reimers, a friend first and a businessman second, most recently served as ProTeam''s senior vice president.

PortionPac Receives Business Accolade

PortionPac Chemical Corporation has been named a "2010 Top Small Company Workplace" by Winning Workplaces, a national non-profit organization, working in partnership with Inc. magazine.

According to Winning Workplaces: "The ''Top Small Company Workplace'' recognition project highlights those small organizations that engage their employees, create great work environments and, in turn, deliver improved results."

The Soap And Detergent Association Renamed

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is officially the new name of the former Soap and Detergent Association (SDA).

In addition to moving into an environmentally friendly building, the ACI introduced its new name and launched a new website to demonstrate the benefits and contributions of cleaning to everyday life.

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