News | Industry Losses


Industry Loses Veteran Distributor

John Bielenberg, former owner of Chicago-based jansan distributor Bolotin Inc., passed away August 28. He was 71 years old. Bielenberg was born...read more


Industry Loses Longtime SC Johnson Employee

Victor Woodfield, former director for SC Johnson, passed away July 24, 2020. He was 87 years old. Woodfield was born on August...read more


Industry Loses Longtime Waxie Employee

Melissa Fortin, human resources administrator for Waxie Sanitary Supply’s branches in Mesa and Tucson, Arizona, passed way earlier this month. Fortin was...read more


Industry Loses Former Janitors Supply Co. VP

James B. Gast, former vice president of The Janitors Supply Co., passed away October 20, 2019. He was 81 years old. Gast...read more


Industry Loses FBG Service Founder

Wayne Simmonds, founder of FBG Service Corp., passed away June 17, 2019. He was 80 years old. Simmonds was born March 26,...read more


Industry Loses Waxie VP

Jim Fischer, vice president of business development for Waxie Sanitary Supply, passed away May 13, 2019. He was 58. Fischer was born and raised...read more


Industry Loses Procyon Founder

Ivan Day, founder of Procyon, passed away January 18, 2019. He was 61 years old. A cleaning industry veteran, Day founded Procyon...read more


Industry Loses Avmor Founder

    Avrum (Avi) Morrow, a philanthropist and founder of Avmor Ltd—a Canadian provider of professional cleaning solutions focusing on green cleaning...read more