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ISSA Announces 2017 Award Winners

August 16, 2017 << Back to News

ISSA will present the following awards to these achievers in the professional cleaning industry during ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2017, which takes place September 11-14 in Las Vegas, NV.

Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award
The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award may be conferred by the board to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the cleaning and maintenance industry through their innovation, professionalism, leadership, elevation of industry standards, promotion of the Association’s growth and development, unselfish dedication without personal gain, and emulation of the ISSA Code of Ethics. This year’s award recipient is This year’s recipient is Alan R. Tomblin, president and CEO of Network Services Co.

Manufacturer Representatives’ Distinguished Service Award
The Manufacturer Representatives’ Distinguished Service Award recognizes a person within the industry who has had a positive impact on the industry and the association and who has been supportive of manufacturer representatives. This award is presented on behalf of all independent manufacturer representatives. This year’s award recipient is This year’s recipient is Tony Chiefari, Claire Manufacturing Co.

ISSA Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award
This award honors an individual who, in the opinion of the ISSA board, deserves recognition for substantial contributions to the advancement of the industry and/or to ISSA over a significant time period. This year’s recipient is Jerry Mitchell, formerly with Jerry Mitchell Associates.

Young Executive Society (YES) Industry Special Achievement Award
The YES Industry Special Achievement Award honors an individual or company from our industry who has made substantial contributions to the advancement of the cleaning industry and ISSA and who has demonstrated strong support of YES. This year’s award recipient is Michael Tighe, president of Industrial Cleaning Products, Inc.

YES Rising Star Award in Honor of Jimmy Core
The Young Executive Society (YES) Rising Star Award recognizes emerging leaders who are helping to change the way the world views cleaning by making positive and innovative contributions to their organizations and the overall cleaning industry. This year’s recipient is Derrick Zenker, KSS Enterprises, Inc.

Membership Development Award
This award is granted when an individual is responsible for recruiting at least 25 members. This year’s recipient is Jim Chittom Sr., CEO of three jansan distributors: Athens Janitor Supply Co., Inc.; Roman Chemical Corp.; and Augusta Janitorial Supplies.

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