News & Notes
Tyler, Heine, McNulty join Housekeeping Channel
Humphrey S. Tyler, president of CM B2B Trade Group™ parent company NTP Media, Inc., accepted a seat on The Housekeeping Channel board.
In addition, Director of Applied Science at GreenBlue Lauren Heine and author of CLEAN LIKE A MAN — Housekeeping for Men (and the Women Who Love Them) Tom McNulty accepted seats.
JD names president/CEO
Edward F. Lonergan will succeed Greg Lawton as president and chief executive officer of Racine, WI-based JanSan manufacturer JohnsonDiversey Inc.
G-P''s Moeller names senior staff
Joe Moeller, president and chief executive officer of Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific, named the following people to his senior leadership team: Jim Hannan, Julie Brehm, Tye Darland, Philip Ellender, Mark Luetters, David Park, Mike Burandt, Steve Klinger, Dave Paterson, Bill Schultz.
Neenah Paper appoints former G-P exec to board
Neenah Paper Inc., Alpharetta, GA, added Georgia-Pacific Corp.''s former chief financial officer John F. McGovern to its board of directors.
ASHES appoints Rubbermaid exec to board
Bill Slezak, Healthcare Industry manager at Rubbermaid Commercial Products, was appointed to a three-year term on the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) Board of Directors.
IAQA appoints three to board
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) of Rockville, MD, elected Andrew Äsk, David Bell, and Thomas Yacobellis to its board.
Leonard and Bryan join Scrubble
ACS Industries, parent of JanSan products division Scrubble, hired Mike Leonard as Floor Care product manager.
The Woonsocket, RI-based company also named Robert Bryan central regional manager.
Trade groups back industry research
The following representatives of major cleaning industry trade associations and affiliated organizations jointly signed a letter asking interested parties to get involved with the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (www.ciri-research.org):
- Warner H. Braun, president, Carpet and Rug Institute
- Thomas Fitzgerald, American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services
- John Garfinkel, ISSA
- Greg Littlefield, Building Service Contractors Association International
- Hazel Reese, International Executive Housekeepers Association
- Ruth Travis, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine goes digital
The January issue of CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine is now available in digital format.
All CM e-News Daily™ recipients and CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine subscribers who have provided an e-mail address will receive electronic mailings of the first six issues of 2006.
To obtain a copy of the January digital version, visit www.cmmonline.com/digitalmag/.
ISSA releases green policy guide
The ISSA, Lincolnwood, IL, released a comprehensive overview of “Green Cleaning Product Procurement Policies, Initiatives, and Requirements in the United States” in response to the increased demand and interest in green cleaning products and services.
The guide covers more than 20 state and local jurisdictions that have established green purchasing policies, as well as six federal programs and initiatives designed to promote green cleaning products and practices.
DfE tests online cleaning resource
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment Program (DfE) and the GreenBlue Institute (GreenBlue) released an online beta version of CleanGredients (www.cleangredients.org) for evaluation.
NJ, NYC enact green cleaning program
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law the NYC Greening Our Cleaning Act, requiring the city to conduct a green cleaning pilot program.
In January, New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Codey signed an executive order directing all state agencies to purchase environmentally friendly cleaning products.
EPA offers webcast demo of HealthySEAT
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering a series of webcasts to acquaint states, school districts, and others with the capabilities and features of the Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT).
HealthySEAT (www.epa.gov/schools/healthyseat/) provides school districts with customized inspection checklists and a guidebook relating to JanSan issues.
Entrepreneur ranks Jani-King top firm
Entrepreneur magazine ranked Dallas-based commercial cleaning franchise company Jani-King No. 7 among all franchise companies for the second straight year, as well as the No. 1 commercial cleaning franchise, the No. 7 fastest-growing franchise, and the No. 9 best performing franchise.
JanSan web traffic hits 3 million, up 65% in 2 years
Visitor traffic on the CM B2B Trade Group™ websites jumped 26 percent in 2005, hitting more than 3 million user visits and almost matching the 31 percent increase the prior year.
All together, visitor traffic on the three websites — www.cmmonline.com, www.cleanfax.com, and www.cmdistribution.com — jumped 65 percent in the two-year period from January 2004 to December 2005.
Ashkin Group greens Mexico''s cleaning
Green cleaning advocate organization The Ashkin Group, Bloomington, IN, has been awarded a contract to help the Mexican government implement green cleaning standards and products.
Part of the North American Green Purchasing Initiative (NAGPI) created two years ago, the project will be lead by Ron Segura, senior project manager of The Ashkin Group and president of Belmont, CA-based Segura & Associates.
CM i-Focus™ on Hard Floor Care launches
The CM B2B Trade Group™ launched the CM i-Focus™ (www.cmmonline.com/ifocus ) on Hard Floor Care — a complete online information center for cleaning and maintenance professionals.
The CM i-Focus™ on Hard Floor Care contains content from CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management®, CM/Cleanfax® and its sponsor, the Tennant Company.