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New sales team see window of opportunity at Cleanology
To support its rapid growth and expansion plans, London based commercial cleaning business Cleanology has appointed new talent to create an all-new sales & marketing team which has already delivered a significant haul of new contract wins to the value of £400K.
Appointed as sales & marketing director is Andy de Sallis who heads up the new team consisting of Michellene McCann, (business development manager) and Daniel Cody, (internal sales executive). Andy joined Cleanology in September having previously worked in brand marketing and more recently in facilities management for ISS, Kärcher and Julius Rutherfoord. His diverse background brings a special approach that fits perfectly with the company's drive for growth to promote its passion for innovation and the science of cleaning.
"We don't just provide cleaning and FM services," he argues. "We think differently and give our customers solutions that enhance their values by understanding their brand, culture and specific needs of their people. "Plus, what really sets us apart, is how Cleanology utilises the science behind cleaning, which enables us to deliver very creative, unique and innovative market leading service solutions."
With its headquarters in Clapham and a fledgling office in Manchester, Cleanology remains a family owned company since its foundation in 1999. Today it is a top 50 UK cleaning/FM company with 500 staff and over 300 largely blue-chip, prestigious clients across several sectors including corporate and financial, retail and leisure and property. It pays its staff the enhanced London/National Living Wage.
Michellene McCann will work alongside Andy to support Cleanology's expansion and diversification across sectors including financial, legal and management, and its growing presence in the north-west of England. Daniel has been appointed to nurture the increasing number of single service, one-off opportunities and to ensure urgent response and resource allocation of highly skilled staff for both small and large sized customers in the London area.
The recently assembled sales team has started in style with new contract wins to a combined value of £400K. All these contracts are London based and include; 8 Northumberland, a prominent events venue; Benugo's and Yo! Sushi restaurant outlets; Chancerygate, a commercial property company, and Queens Ice & Bowl, leisure facility.
Dominic Ponniah, chief executive, Cleanology comments: "With a remit to put Cleanology on the map through its different way of delivering its services and innovative products, the newly appointed sales team has already made a big splash by landing a number of prestigious contracts - with many more opportunities firmly in the pipeline, we have exciting times ahead." As well as the clients mentioned above, Cleanology offers cleaning & support services to a wide range of businesses across foodservice, FM, property, professional services and retail. Clients include Harrods, Knight Frank, several London embassies and The White Company.
Image from left: Michellene, Andy, Daniel
American Cleaning Institute names Melissa Hockstad as new president & CEO
The American Cleaning Institute Board of Directors has announced that Melissa Hockstad will become president & CEO of ACI, effective 1st January, 2017.
Current president & CEO Ernie Rosenberg, who announced in May 2016 his decision to step down, will serve as advisor to ACI through January 2018.
Melissa comes to ACI with extensive experience in the trade association and industry arenas. She joins ACI from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers trade association, where since 2013 she has served as vice president, Petrochemicals. Prior to that, she worked for seven years at SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, including roles as vice president of the Material Suppliers Council and vice president, Science, Technology & Regulatory Affairs.
"The Board of Directors believes that Melissa Hockstad will be a strong, dynamic, and forward-thinking leader for ACI, building upon the wonderful foundation that already exists at the association," said Tom O'Brien, ACI board chair and senior vice president, Performance Chemicals, Sasol. "This strong foundation is because of the terrific work done for many years by Ernie Rosenberg and the amazing staff at ACI.
"Melissa has the passion, energy, knowledge and vision that will help ACI maintain its reputation as a premier science-based advocacy organisation and as one of the most respected trade associations in Washington, DC."
Melissa says of her appointment: "ACI is a highly respected organisation with an outstanding commitment to research, education, outreach and science-based advocacy. "I am excited to become a part of the ACI team and to be part of an industry that positively impacts people's lives every day. I believe that ACI is well positioned for continued growth and success."
Melissa also worked from 2001 - 2006 as director, performance improvement at SOCMA, then known as Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association. Prior to that, she was a senior engineer for Basell Polyolefins (now LyndondellBasell Industries). She has a BSc in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia and an MSc in Materials Science & Engineering from Penn State University.
1st December 2016