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ISSA recognises industry achievements

ISSA recognises 2020 Industry Achievement Award Winners

Worldwide cleaning industry association, ISSA, has announced its 2020 Achievement Awards honourees, who were recognised during the ISSA Show North America Virtual Experience.

The Jack D Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award was presented to Brian Slack, CEO of Pro-Link Inc., and the ISSA NextGen Rising Star Award in Honor of Jimmy Core was presented to Kyle Pickens, Regional Sales Manager with Home Depot Pro.

John Barrett, ISSA Executive Director, said: “We are pleased to recognize these two professionals who have made positive impacts in the cleaning industry. Slack has been a shining example of leadership and industry expertise throughout his career, and Pickens represents the future as an emerging leader in our industry.”

The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award honours individuals with 10 years of industry experience who have demonstrated outstanding service to the cleaning 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.

Throughout his 30-year career, Slack has dedicated himself to the continual improvement of the cleaning industry by championing training and helping customers implement optimal cleaning practices. Slack also has rendered an invaluable impact on ISSA, serving on the association’s Exhibitor Committee from 2013 to 2017.

Rising Star Award winner Pickens started with Home Depot Pro four years ago as a field sales professional in northern New Jersey. In 2019, he was promoted to regional sales manager for the institutional market in the New York/New Jersey metro market. Prior to joining the Home Depot, Pickens spent four years in outside sales in the maintenance, repair, and operations industry with W.W. Grainger Inc.

Slack and Pickens received their awards during the 2020 ISSA General Business Meeting, which took place virtually for the first time ever on 19 November 2020.

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