Kim will be based in Sydney and will initially focus on building ISSA’s national Australian business.

Sydney, NSW, Australia, January 10, 2017, Further cementing its commitment to the Australian market, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has appointed  Kim Taranto as its new Oceania Manager. Previously Managing Editor of INCLEAN and INCLEAN New Zealand magazines, Kim has been heavily involved in the Australasian cleaning and hygiene industry for more than five years.

Kim has taken a lead role in working with various industry associations, bodies, lobby groups and other industry stakeholders in the Australian cleaning and hygiene sector, in addition to managing multiple publications and coordinating website content, industry trade shows and education programs.

“A well-respected leader in the local industry, Kim brings the right skills and forward thinking to direct ISSA’s membership and benefit initiatives,” said Dianna Steinbach, ISSA Director of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania. “We are confident that she will engender closer relationships with industry suppliers, distributors, contract services’ providers and in-house services’ providers toward ISSA’s goals to bring the industry closer together to foster greater opportunities for our members and their customers.”

Kim will be based in Sydney and will initially focus on building ISSA’s national Australian business.

“I am delighted to join the ISSA team. The organization is very highly regarded internationally and well recognized for its excellent quality services and products, which include events and an ever-expanding educational portfolio,” said Kim.

In addition to accessing a global network of peers, suppliers and solutions, ISSA member benefits in the Oceania region include local networking events, a variety of sales and operations tools and resources, a comprehensive video and article library and much more.

ISSA has also launched the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo, May 9-10, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia, following the successful negotiation to merge the industries two competing exhibitions. For more information on the Expo visit

“The Australian commercial cleaning and hygiene marketplace offers ISSA Oceania an immediate opportunity in terms of delivering a world class event as well as delivering a myriad of complementary offerings,” Kim added. “And I am excited to be a part of it.”

Organizations interested in joining ISSA or getting involved in its local activities can contact Kim at or +61 410 300 117.

About ISSA

With more than 7,000 members including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and associated service members, ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. The association is committed to helping its members change 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. For more information on ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Mainz, Germany, and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit, follow ISSA on social media at and, or join the discussion in ISSA—The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association LinkedIn group at

Contact: ISSA/CMM Media Communications & Publications Director Lisa Veeck at; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.