News | Industry Losses


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


Industry Loses Veteran Sales Rep

Joe J. Kusta, owner of J.S. Jans of Chicago and Baton Rouge, passed away October 5. He was 77 years old. A...read more


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