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,” says 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,” says 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.”