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Bill Hemann Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Bill Hemann Honored

HOSPECO® VP receives Distinguished Service Award at ISSA Show


CLEVELAND—November 20, 2019—Bill Hemann, HOSPECO®’s vice president of sales and marketing, is the recipient of ISSA’s Manufacturer Representatives’ Distinguished Service Award for 2019. He was recognized during the recent ISSA Show North America 2019 in   Las Vegas.

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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. The award is presented on behalf of all independent manufacturer representatives.

With 44 years of service at HOSPECO, Hemann has earned a reputation as a visionary leader who inspires with his hard work and integrity. He began his tenure in finance, then transitioned to sales and marketing. Under his leadership, the company has introduced numerous new products and pioneered product categories.

“Each person and organization with which Bill has worked benefits from his expertise and commitment to the cleaning and protection products industry,” said Tom Friedl, HOSPECO’s president and CEO. “We’re proud to know the industry recognizes what we’ve known for so long—Bill is a one-of-a-kind leader.”

In addition to Hemann’s award, the Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award was presented to Jay R. Vonachen, founder of Vonachen Group.

“It is a true honor to present these two awards to some of the most hard-working, professional, and innovative leaders in the industry,” said John Barrett, executive director of ISSA. “The ISSA Show brings together those who prioritize innovation and change the way the world views cleaning. Both Vonachen and Hemann are true examples of what it means to succeed in this industry.”



Founded in 1919, HOSPECO® is a leading manufacturer of personal care, cleaning, and protection products serving the “away from home” marketplace made up of Foodservice, Janitorial/Office Supply, Healthcare, and Hospitality. Our complete bundle of products includes TASKbrand® disposable wipers, SaniWorks® foodservice towels, ProWorks® disposable gloves, MicroWorks® microfiber towels/floorcare, and SPHERGO® flat surface cleaning systems, as well as Washroom Essentials such as AirWorks® air care, Evogen® menstrual care products, and Health Gards® disposable toilet seat covers, all of which are sold by more than 1,200 independent distributors. HOSPECO is proud to be a charter member of the ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association). For more information, contact HOSPECO at 26301 Curtiss Wright Parkway, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44143. Phone: 800.321.9832. Fax: 800.362.0073. Web:


About ISSA

With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Parramatta, Australia; and Shanghai, China.




Bill Hemann with wife Marie Hemann

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