Company High Notes

• Unger Foundation Begins Seventh Year
n 1996, Henry Unger, founder of Unger Enterprises, was told that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. With fewer than six months to live, he started the Unger Family Foundation to help others who have been stricken with Lou Gehrig’s. Although Henry Unger passed away more than six years ago, the Foundation continues to donate $60,000 annually to the Connecticut ALS chapter.

The bulk of the money is used to improve the quality of life for sufferers of the disease. “The emphasis of the Unger Foundation is to help people with the disease,” says Jan Unger, CEO of the company. “We try to help people live as comfortably as they can once stricken with ALS. We’re proud of the business our father started and proud to help people afflicted by this disease in his name.” For more information about helping people with ALS, visit

NCL Focuses on Training
In conjunction with Central Paper Co., Birmingham, Ala., National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), Philadelphia, recently conducted the Stone Care Solutions training seminar.

The seminar was part of NCL’s continuing effort to educate distributors and end users in the proper methods of cleaning natural stone and ceramic tile surfaces. NCL, a manufacturer of floor care and stone care super-concentrates, also recently conducted a similar training seminar with Knight Marketing Corp. in New York City.

United Electric Announces Sales Awards
The United Electric Co., Burlington, N.C., recently announced its corporate “Sales Goalmakers” for 2002; Sharon Smith, Sarah Sykes and Christa White all reached or exceeded sales goals for the company.

Association News

• The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Fairfax, Va., recently announced that Steven H. Davis, CAE, has been unanimously approved by the AIHA board of directors to replace Richard A. Strano as acting executive director. Davis has worked with the association for 25 years and will help in finding a permanent executive director for 2003.

• The International Sanitary Supply Association’s (ISSA) European branch recently announced the appointment of Tomas Ventura to its European Board of Representatives, where he will represent the interests of the cleaning industries of Spain and Portugal. Ventura, based in Barcelona, Spain, has been managing director of commercial tub-vacuum and floor care supplier Aspiradores Industries Soteco.

• The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) has announced that it will be moving its corporate headquarters from Kensington, Md., to Rockville, Md. The association will effectively begin operation out of Rockville on January 13, 2003.

• The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) recently named Ernie Rosenberg, current president of the association, as chief executive officer. He will retain the title of president. In the past, the elected chairman of the board has worn the title of CEO, but the board said that Rosenberg’s leadership in moving SDA from New York City to Washington D.C. made him the best candidate for the position.

• The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has released the fourth volume of “Profiles in Wholesale Distribution Leadership.” The leadership resource is a two-CD set recording of J. Michael Marks interviewing Mike McClelland, the recently retired president and CEO of Do It Best Corp., a leading distributor of hardware and home improvement products.


• Johnston Paper Co., Auburn, N.Y., has announced four new promotions: Tim Smith is district sales manager for the Rochester markets; Michael Coombs is district sales manager for the Utica, Fulton, Geneva, Syracuse and Southern Tier markets; Shelly Hoffman is district sales manager for the Buffalo markets; and Susan Waby is customer service manager.

• Dri-Eaz Products, Burlington, Wash., recently announced the addition of two new instructors to their educational team: Ken Larsen and Tim Lema. Larsen, co-founder of CR Restorations Ltd., holds a number of advanced certifications, including: Waterloss Specialist (WLI), Certified Restorer (NIDR), Master Cleaner (IICRC) and Master Restorer (IICRC). Lema is a former district manager with Munters Moisture Control.

• Bunzl Distribution, St. Louis, recently announced two general manager promotions: Brad Miller will manage the Albuquerque, N.M., branch and Jeff Firnett will manage the San Francisco branch. Firnett was formerly the general manager of the Albuquerque branch and Miller was formerly the sales manager of Bunzl Denver.

• CPAC Inc., Leicester, N.Y., recently announced that Dennis E. Brinly has joined Fuller Brush Co. as vice president of sales and marketing. Brinly assumes responsibility for the development and implementation of strategic sales and marketing objectives for Fuller’s consumer and industrial channels. In addition, Jeff L. Ray recently joined Fuller Brush as vice president of operations.