Diversey Inc., Sturtevant, Wis., announced that its board of directors has named Helen Johnson-Leipold as chairman, following the notice from Chairman S. Curtis Johnson that he was resigning from the board and taking a leave of absence for personal reasons.

Chase Products Co., Broadview, Ill., announced that Sales Representatives Anthony J. Albazi and Kevin J. Brandush were named regional sales managers for the Professional Products Division.

Dennis Hatchell of Alex Lee Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., was elected chairman of the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors (NAW) board of directors.

Crown Mats & Matting, Fremont, Ohio, hired JoAnne Boston as market development manager.

Steven Miro joined the sales team of The RTF Group Inc., Lake Bluff, Ill.

Chris Varney, sales representative with New Berlin, Wis.-based Nassco Inc., earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate accreditation.

Diamond Chemical, East Rutherford, N.J., added K.C. Wong as technical representative. Wong will be in charge of service support for laundry accounts in the Northeast.

eCommerce Industries Inc. (ECi), Fort Worth, Texas, announced Randy Kwist as the vice president of sales for the LBMH division.

Michelle Radecki, general counsel of the American Cleaning Institute (formerly The Soap and Detergent Association), has been named a vice president of the association.



Rochester Midland Corp. (RMC), Rochester, N.Y., announced the acquisition of a new facility in Riverside, Calif. RMC plans to use the new facility to upgrade and expand its current production and warehouse/distribution capabilities on the West Coast and also create a training center for employees and customers.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Winchester, Va., has sponsored the International Executive Housekeepers Association's (IEHA) educational booklet, “ICM — The New Rules of Cleaning.”

Atlanta-based Baumgartens' Conserve Cleaners received the 2010 Green Innovation Award given by Business Solutions Association (BSA).

Diversey Inc., Sturtevant, Wis., received a Green Masters designation during the third annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council conference.

Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums relocated its North American headquarters from Malvern, Pa., to Morgantown, Pa.

SCA Tissue North America, Philadelphia, donated $2,000 of towel and bath tissue products to Double H Ranch, a camp for seriously ill children located in Lake Luzerne, N.Y. The products were made and converted locally in South Glens Falls and Greenwich, N.Y.

Unisource Worldwide Inc., Norcross, Ga., has been named a 2010 Green Supply Chain Award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Waterless Co. Inc., Vista, Calif., is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011. The company was founded by Klaus Reichardt with a goal to help facilities use water more responsibly.

Triple S (SSS), Billerica, Mass., appointed three companies as Member-Dealers: Garrett Paper Inc., St. Louis; Commonwealth Distribution LLC, Charlottesville, Va.; and Santora Sales, San Francisco. Under the agreement, these companies have the rights to market SSS products in their respective markets.

American Osment, Birmingham, Ala., purchased Central Products, Montgomery, Ala. The entire Central Products staff will join American Osment.

Paper Enterprises Inc., Bronx, N.Y., is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company was founded by Herb Sedler in 1961, and is currently operated by Herb's son Jordan.

AFFLINK, Tuscaloosa, Ala., announced two new members: Bestway Cash N Carry, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and Peters Supply, Elmira, N.Y.

Kimberly-Clark Corp., Roswell, Ga., announced that it has become a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative.

Witt Industries, Mason, Ohio, announced Hurrikane Sales & Marketing Group LLC, Baltimore, as its newest representative and will represent Witt's products in Maryland, Delaware and central/northern Virginia.

Amsterdam, N.Y.-based Hill & Markes Inc., held its 30th annual trade show in March at Turning Stone Casino, Verona, N.Y. The trade show featured foodservice with a focus on products for operating a seasonal ice cream business. The show also featured a seminar by marketing consultant Kelly McDonald.

Cargill, Minneapolis, is disclosing product ingredients — as well as the percentages of all melting ingredients — on its Diamond Crystal ice melter packaging. The disclosure is part of a broader effort to inform buyers and users about ingredient performance, based on established Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) test data.

Georgia-Pacific Professional, Atlanta, together with KaBOOM!, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to providing play areas for children, built a new playground for Winter Gardens Elementary School in Lakeside, Calif.