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Industry Loses Former Deb Canada Managing Director

William “Bill” Marks, former managing director of Deb Canada, passed away October 18, 2021. He was 74 years old. Marks was born...read more


Industry Loses Cintas Founder

Richard T. “Dick” Farmer, founder of Cintas Corp., passed away on August 4 at the age of 86. Farmer was born November...read more


Industry Loses Former Georgia-Pacific CEO

 A.D. “Pete” Correll, former CEO of Georgia-Pacific LLC, parent company of GP PRO, has passed away at the age of 80. Correll was born...read more


Canadian Cleaning Industry Icon Passes Away

Jean Larose passed away May 6, 2021 at the age of 85. Larose, a lifelong entrepreneur, founded his family’s business, Larose et...read more


Industry Loses RJ Schinner SVP

Jeffery Kampel, senior vice president of vendor relations at R.J. Schinner Co. Inc., passed away January 24, 2021. He was 71 years...read more


Cleaning Industry Veteran Jerry Mitchell Passes Away

Gerald “Jerry” Mitchell passed away January 10, 2021. He was 84 years old. Mitchell was born August 20, 1936. He spent much of...read more


Industry Loses Kellermeyer Building Services Founder

Donald V. Kellermeyer, founder of Kellermeyer Building Services, passed away November 3, 2020. He was 81 years old. Kellermeyer was born June...read more


Industry Loses Longtime Distributor

Loren W. Frendt passed away October 26, 2020. He was 87 years old. Frendt was born January 1, 1933 in St. Paul,...read more