People & Company Notes: February 2011
Seko Dosing Systems Corp., Tullytown, Pa., added Gabriel Flores to its sales team as regional sales manager for the Western United States.
LagasseSweet, Deerfield, Ill., promoted Jeff Leja to vice president, sales.
Gordon Brush, Commerce, Calif., announced that Executive Vice President Bill Loitz is retiring after more than 37 years. He will remain with the company for several years to aid in the transition with his replacement.
STOKO Skin Care by Evonik, Greensboro, N.C., added Arturo Valdez as territory manager for Southern California and Mexico.
Starco Chemical, a division of Diamond Chemical Co., Inc., East Rutherford, N.J., added Michael S. Zibit as vice president and David McCarl as western regional sales manager.
Also, Diamond Chemical's Spectrum Services and Warewash Divisions promoted Tony Green to field service manager.
Aztec Products Inc., Montgomeryville, Pa., added Mike Chiango as regional sales manager.
Spartan Chemical Co. Inc., Maumee, Ohio, promoted Dusty Brown to regional sales manager for the Northern Illinois region and also promoted Steve Rivera to regional sales manager for the Metro New York City region.
Multi-Clean Inc., Shoreview, Minn., is celebrating its 65th Anniversary and 60 year membership in ISSA. To celebrate, the company is planning a variety of events, including live distributor training schools, trivia contests, social media initiatives and more.
The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) awarded St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M Building & Commercial Services Division with a five-year sponsorship recognition award.
Diversey Inc., Sturtevant, Wis., outlined the results of its long-term commitment to improve the sustainability profile of its global headquarters campus under LEED standards, which includes the installation of a UTC Power 400-kilowatt fuel cell at its main headquarters building.
In addition, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Diversey's Mount Pleasant distribution center its third LEED certification at the Gold level.
Dawnchem Inc., Cleveland, joined forces with VFW #1500 of Willoughby, Ohio, to help raise money for local veterans from the Iraq War. The jan/san distributor held a fundraiser during its an annual customer-appreciation sailing tour on the Nautica Queen. The event raised $4,000 for Sgt. Paul Shook and Lance Corporal Matt King.
Tolco Corp., Toledo, Ohio, announced Team One Sales & Marketing Inc., Chicago, as its 2010 Rep Group of the Year.
Earth Friendly Products, Addison, Ill., received California's highest environmental honor, the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) in the category of Excellence in Sustainable Building Measures.
The company also recently sponsored the 2010 Right Stuff Awards Dinner, which was hosted by the Apollo Alliance.
Aluf Plastics Inc., Orangeburg, N.Y., has received certification as a Woman Owned Minority Business from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., pledged to offset the carbon emissions associated with its trade show activities and the activities of customers visiting its booth.
Working with Carbonfund.org, Kimberly-Clark will calculate the carbon dioxide emissions generated by employee travel, shipping of the trade show booth and related materials, hotel stays, meals eaten and booth electricity use. It will calculate similar activities for booth attendees. Then, the company will donate an equivalent amount of money to one of Carbonfund.org's reforestation carbon reduction projects.
The company started this program with its attendance at ISSA/INTERCLEAN.
Kruger Products, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, launched Sustainability 2015, a five-year plan aimed at reducing the company's environmental footprint.
The company identified seven sectors where it will take action: Using fibers that come exclusively from certified sustainable sources or contain a high percentage of post-consumer recycled material; reducing the packaging of its products by 5 percent; reducing its water and energy consumption by 15 percent each; lowering its general greenhouse gases as well as those generated by its transport operations by 15 percent each, and diverting 20 percent of its waste from landfill sites.
AFFLINK, Tuscaloosa, Ala., announced the addition of seven new members: Bates Enterprises Inc., Childersburg, Ala.; Servicorp, Ville Mont-Royal, Quebec, Canada; Jonas Service & Supply Inc., Green Bay, Wis.; Rowland Safety & Supply Inc., Jackson, Tenn; Modern Safety Supply, Anaheim, Calif.; Sayes Office Supply Co., Alexandria, La.; and ABCO Safety, Cincinnati.
Argo & Co., Inc. moved its manufacturing facility for its carpet cleaner, aerosols and mops to Salt Lake City. Argo's consulting, assistance and other products will remain in Spartanburg, S.C.
Dewhit Inc., Greenville, S.C., was honored as a Supplier of the Year by the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council at the 2010 Business Opportunity Conference.
Davidson, N.C.-based JanPak Inc. held a grand opening celebration in February for its newest distribution center in Orlando, Fla.
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