ISSA Announces 2019 Achievement Awards honorees

October 30, 2019

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, today announced its 2019 Achievement Awards honorees, who will be recognized at ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas, November 18-21.

The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Jay R. Vonachen, founder of Vonachen Group, and the Manufacturer Representatives' Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Bill Hemann, vice president of sales and marketing for HOSPECO.

"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."

The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award honors 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. Vonachen has dedicated his career to helping organizations prioritize cleanliness and image, as well as training and mentoring individuals to set them up for success in the contract cleaning industry.

With 44 years of service at HOSPECO, Hemann has earned a reputation as a visionary leader who inspires with his hard work and integrity. This makes him the ideal choice for the winner of the ISSA Manufacturer Representatives' Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals for significant contributions to the industry and ISSA, and who have been supportive of manufacturer representatives. Over the course of his career, Hemann has contributed to HOSPECO's growth in the away-from-home market by diligently working in several different departments and functional areas.

ISSA Show North America 2019 takes place in Las Vegas, November 18-21, and features more than 700 exhibitors and 100-plus educational sessions from industry experts. The show brings together more than 16,000 professionals and features the latest cleaning innovations along with numerous networking opportunities.  For more information, visit

See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Press Release

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Cancer cluster may be linked to medical equipment sterilization facility

The facility uses cancer-causing ethylene oxide in the sterilization process


Seattle Children’s hospital faces lawsuit over mold issues

Lawsuit claims that the teen contracted meningitis in March 2018 from the Aspergillus mold


CDC: Candida auris cases at 836

New York has the most cases with 388


Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Stairwell storage

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for stairwell storage


Maintenance insights to keep plumbing systems flowing

New-generation drain cleaning products offer efficiency and safety


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.