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Industry Loses Former Stepan Co. CEO

F. Quinn Stepan, the longtime Stepan Co. chairman, president, and CEO passed away on May 13. Born in 1937 and raised in...read more


Industry Loses Longtime Sales Rep Laddi Frisinger

Longtime cleaning industry sales representative Laddi Frisinger passed away April 20, 2024. Frisinger entered the cleaning industry in October 1970 as a...read more


Inventor of Lightweight Backpack Vacuum Passes Away

Per an obituary on Legacy.com, cleaning industry veteran Larry Shideler passed away on August 31, 2023, at the age of 79. A...read more


Industry Loses Former EDIC Sales Manager

William J. Townson, former EDIC national sales manager, passed away June 20, 2023. He was 81 years old. Townson was born April...read more


Industry Loses Former Americo Executive Vice President

John Miller, former Americo Manufacturing Co. executive vice president of sales and marketing, passed away August 9, 2023. He was 73 years...read more


Industry Loses Anago Cleaning Systems Founder

David R. Povlitz, founder and chairman of Anago Cleaning Systems, passed away February 7, 2023. Povlitz was born September 3, 1948, in...read more


Industry Loses Former Atlas Graham Industries Chairman

Joseph Allan Graham, former chairman of Atlas Graham Industries Ltd., passed away December 30, 2022. Graham joined his father’s broom and brush...read more


Industry Loses Former HP Products Owner

Donald “Ames” Shuel, former owner of HP Products Corp., passed away September 9, 2022. He was 86 years old. Shuel was born...read more