Former owner of Salt Lake City, UT-based Lovinger Co. and former ISSA president Jules R. Lovinger died July 1, 2009, at the age of 95. Lovinger was born in Kansas City, MO, in 1913, but lived in Salt Lake City most of his life. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the family's janitorial-supply business in 1931, and upon the retirement of his brother, Lee, became the firm’s owner and president. He was elected president of ISSA in 1948. Lovinger retired in 1981, and in 1984, his company merged with Waxie Sanitary Supply, San Diego, CA.

Lovinger was involved with a number of social organizations, including the Salt Lake Rotary Club, Salvation Army Advisory Board, B’nai Israel Congregation, Salt Lake Country Club, Bloomington Country Club of St. George, Elks Club, and Kaibab Masonic Lodge. Lovinger was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; daughter Joan; and brother, Lee. He is survived by daughters Judy and Jane Ann; grandchildren Scott, Brooks, Alison, Jeremy, Amy, Patrick, and Kathryn; and great-grandchildren Emma, Calvin, Lucy, Sophie, Lilly, and Addy.