ISSA Elects New 2021 Board Members

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NORTHBROOK, Ill.—August 21, 2020—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce the following individuals have been elected to serve on the 2021 ISSA Board of Directors, which will be led by incoming ISSA President Steve Lewis of Golden Star Inc.

  • Vice President/President Elect:  Harry Dochelli, Essendant
  • Executive Officer:  Mercer Stanfield, Brame Specialty Co.
  • Manufacturer Director:  Matt Urmanski, Essity
  • Distributor Director:  Greg Truitt, Imperial Dade
  • Building Service Contractor (BSC) Director:  Valerie Burd, ABM.

The elections for open positions on the 2021 ISSA Board of Directors closed August 5, 2020.

Returning Board Members

In addition to Lewis, returning from the 2020 board to serve in the following positions on the 2021 board are:

  • Past President/International Director:  Ken Bodie, Kelsan Inc.
  • Treasurer:  Roman Chmiel, Scrub Inc.
  • Secretary:  Brendan Cherry, Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
  • Latin America Council Chair:  Mauricio Chico Cañedo, Distribuidora Lava Tap, S.A. de C.V.
  • Europe Council Chair:  Michel de Bruin, Greenspeed BV
  • Canada Director:  Amir Karim, Polykar
  • Distributor Directors:
    • Nick Morris, Western Paper Distributors Inc.
    • Ailene Grego, SouthEast LINK
  • Manufacturer Directors:
    • Andy Clement, Kimberly-Clark Professional*
    • Christine Vickers Tucker, The Clorox Co.
  • Manufacturer Representatives Director:  John Beers, Wind Associates

Outgoing Board Members

The following individuals complete their service on the board in 2020:

  • Paul Goldin, Avmor Ltd.
  • Jim Chittom Jr., Roman Chemical Corp.
  • Tom Friedl, Hospeco
  • Paul Barrett, North American Corp.
  • Matt Vonachen, Vonachen Group.

ISSA invites all members to greet the new board members when they officially take office at the ISSA General Business Meeting, which will be hosted virtually as part of the ISSA Show North America 2020 Virtual Experience, November 16-19. Additional details will be announced soon. For more information about the ISSA Show North America 2020 Virtual Experience event, visit


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