ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry, will present the following awards to these achievers in the professional cleaning industry during the ISSA Show North America 2018, which takes place October 29- November 1, in Dallas, TX.

Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award

The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award may be conferred by the board to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the cleaning and maintenance 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. This year’s recipient is Debbie Sardone, CEO and founder of Buckets & Bows Maid Service.

Manufacturer Representatives’ Distinguished Service Award

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. This award is presented on behalf of all independent manufacturer representatives. This year’s recipient is Laddi Frisinger, who is in business development for Angel/Cotton Associates, Inc.

ISSA Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award

This award honors an individual who, in the opinion of the ISSA board, deserves recognition for substantial contributions to the advancement of the industry and/or to ISSA over a significant time period. This year’s recipient is Jerry Mitchell, formerly with Jerry Mitchell Associates.*

 About the ISSA Show

The award-winning ISSA Show family of exhibitions brings together executives from all segments of the cleaning industry to do business and gather information to better manage distribution and building services companies and facility management departments. The ISSA Show North America takes place October 29-November 1 in Dallas, TX. Set to attract an estimated 16,000 professionals, the ISSA Show North America 2018 will feature more than 750 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in the cleaning industry as well as more than 90 educational seminars and networking opportunities. For more information, visit

About ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association

With more than 9,200 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; Botany, Australia; and Shanghai, China. Visit, call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800, join the discussion with ISSA’s LinkedIn group, and follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

*Mitchell received the award in 2017 but was unable to attend due to health reasons so is receiving the award this year.

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