Arylessence CEO Honored by ACI

February 3, 2022

Steve Tanner is the recipient of the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) 2022 Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award.

Tanner currently serves as chairman, president, and CEO of Arylessence Inc. He has been a member of ACI’s board of directors since 2010. He also serves as the chair of ACI’s board nominating committee and has been a major contributor to the deliberations of several ACI expert standing committees.

ACI’s Distinguished Service Award is named in honor of the late Elva Walker Spillane, the former National Purity LLC chief executive who served on the institute’s board for 20 years. The annual award honors an individual for extensive or exceptional service to ACI by promoting the institute’s growth and exercising outstanding leadership.

“Steve Tanner is a pillar within the fragrance industry and the cleaning product supply chain at-large,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI CEO. “Smart, common sense, practical. All of these words capture what Steve brings to the table within ACI to help ensure we are addressing the needs of the broader value chain which we represent.”

About Arylessence
Arylessence Inc. is a Marietta, Georgia-based developer and manufacturer of fragrances and odor control chemicals. For more information, visit