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September 19, 2010

ISSA gives out awards, elects board members
JanSan trade association ISSA has announced the winners of several annual awards.

The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award this year goes to Randal Brame of Brame Specialty Co. Inc. of Durham, NC.

The Manufacturer Representatives’ Distinguished Service Award goes to the late Corey Straight of Straight Representation Inc. of Aurora, CO.

The YES Industry Special Achievement Award goes to Stephen H. Swigart of Spartan Chemical Co. Inc. of Maumee, OH.
ISSA also announced newly elected members of its board of directors.

David Holtzman of R3 (Reliable Redistribution Resource) is vice president/president-elect; Richard Rones of Americo Manufacturing Co. Inc. is secretary; Allen Soden of Deb SBS Inc. is manufacturer director; Leland Fishman of Fishman Supply Co. is distributor director-west; and Steven Armstrong of Armstrong Manufacturing Inc. is director-Canada.

The new board members will officially take office at the ISSA General Meeting at 8 a.m. on September 11 during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN trade show in Las Vegas.

Also, ISSA promoted Annie Balonik to market development manager of Facility Service Programs.

Balonik had been working for five years as primary (or secondary) contact for sales and services associated with the ISSA/INTERCLEAN trade shows.

17 earn training certification
Seventeen JanSan professionals earned Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) certification after the Custodial Technician Train-the-Trainer course held on July 29-31 at the Corporate Express training facility outside Denver.

The Custodial Technician Training and Certification program is the only training and certification program focused on teaching cleaning methods and best practices to front-line custodians.

Newly certified are: Mary Abeyta-Saiz, Elouise Eveatt, Tamyra Hunt, and Gilbert Suazo of the State of Colorado; Dan Agardi of the Auburn Career Center; Thomas Lee Baxter and Randy Higgins of Mesa State College; and Kim Eisenbraun of Focus on the Family.

Also, Darren Gist of the University of Colorado, Boulder; Raquel Herrera of Elgin Community College; David Jackson of the Boulder Valley School District; Scott Kubec of System 4; Ryan Myers of Myers Supply; Toni Rush of the University of Missouri-Columbia; Donald R. Simpson of Carroll College; Michael B. Smith of Western Washington University; and Knowles T. Sowell of Sunshine Bible Academy.

The next Custodial Technician Train-the-Trainer course will be held on October 28-30 at Basic Maintenance Supply Inc. in Philadelphia.

P&G paper engineer wins recognition
Paul Trokhan, an engineer in the paper business of consumer products and JanSan manufacturer Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has been named one of Pulp & Paper magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in the Global Pulp and Paper Industry.

Trokhan has worked for P&G for 36 years, and holds more than 160 patents related to towel and tissue manufacturing.
Trokhan’s paper-drying innovations allow P&G to make its towels and tissues using less fiber.

Wausau names top towel/tissue exec
JanSan paper manufacturer Wausau Paper Corp. has announced that Michael Wildenberg will be promoted to senior vice president, Towel & Tissue, at year-end.

Wildenberg will succeed Pete Chiericozzi, who has been the company’s top towel and tissue exec for five years.

Wildenberg has been vice president of sales and marketing at Towel & Tissue for 24 years.


Clorox to sell green cleaners to JanSan market
Consumer products and bleach manufacturer Clorox Co. is planning to expand its new line of green cleaning products into the janitorial/institutional market.

The Green Works line is expected to add about 2 percent to the company’s sales, reaching about $100 million this year.

Margins for the Green Works line are 20 percent to 25 percent higher than the company’s overall margins.

Clorox also plans to add a new Green Works product every six to nine months.

SCA Tissue plant wins OSHA honor
The Greenwich, NY, converting plant of JanSan manufacturer SCA Tissue of North America has earned Star status in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs.

Almost half of the 150 employees at the Greenwich plant participate in one of the facility’s 11 different voluntary safety committees.

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