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Posted by Chris Meyer on Mar 16, 2018 12:40:00 PM

WAXIE Sanitary Supply Names Three New Vice Presidents

Left to Right: Rick Jones, Vice President, General Manager of the Pacific Northwest Region; Steve Thomas, Vice President, Corporate Accounts; Eric Frei, Vice President, General Manager of the Arizona region.


Rick Jones, Steve Thomas, and Eric Frei Promoted to New Positions in the Pacific Northwest, San Diego and Arizona

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Chris Meyer
March 16, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 16, 2018 – WAXIE Sanitary Supply recently announced the promotion of three key employees: Rick Jones, Steve Thomas, and Eric Frei. With combined experience of over 60 years in sales, management, and operations, the three of them have played a pivotal role in shaping WAXIE’s impressive growth over the past couple decades.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Nov 29, 2017 1:56:00 PM

Spreading Joy & Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

By Stacy Main

On Tuesday November 21st, 2017, General Manager Bob Gattis and Account Consultant Stacy Main of the WAXIE Ontario branch along with Eloise Reyes, Assembly Member from the 47th District, joined together to provide 10 veteran families a Thanksgiving meal, in support of Heroes Warehouse in Fontana, CA. Mary Mohr, the founder of Heroes Warehouse dedicates all her time working to give our veterans the items they need to live a comfortable life with the basic necessities we take for granted, like a bed, toiletries, food, blankets and so much more.

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Topics: community involvement

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Oct 6, 2017 1:44:50 PM

How Can You Prevent the Spread of Hepatitis A?

Guest Post By: Dave Shumaker, Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

While instances of Hepatitis A are rare in the United States, outbreaks happen and can have a major impact. Right now, parts of Southern California, are experiencing an outbreak. In fact, since the beginning of 2017, there have been nearly 500 confirmed cases and 17 deaths. This recent outbreak has many asking what this infection is and what you can do to prevent its spread.

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Topics: Hepatitis A

Posted by Chris Meyer on Aug 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

4 Internet of Things Applications Changing the Cleaning Industry

If you’ve heard of a “Smart Home,” or ever worn a health and fitness tracker, you know what the "Internet of Things" is. But understanding how the Internet of Things (IoT) might apply to the cleaning industry may take a little more imagination. Fortunately, WAXIE has been hard at work with its vendors to provide IoT solution that help our customers keep their facilities cleaner, greener, healthier and safer.

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Topics: floor machines, cleaning, automatic scrubbers, internet of things, IoT

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Aug 11, 2017 11:07:44 AM

WAXIE Promotes Eric Cohen and Dave Helmick and Welcomes Aaron Lee

Left to Right:
Dave Helmick, Director of Operations, WAXIE Las Vegas; Aaron Lee, Director of Operations, WAXIE San Diego; Eric Cohen, Vice President, Supply Chain.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Aug 10, 2017 11:36:36 AM

Harry Babb Retires from WAXIE Sanitary Supply

At Harry's retirement party in March – pictured left to right: 
David Wax, Charles Wax, Randi Wax, Harry Babb, Arlene Orlansky, Andy Vanderwiel and Blake Vanderwiel.


SAN DIEGO, CA – On March 16, 2017 WAXIE San Diego held a retirement party to honor long time employee, Harry Babb.

After over 40 years of service, Harry retired from his role as Vice President of Operations/MIS. In 1976 he was hired by Morris Wax to be a Data Processing Manager when the burgeoning company consisted of 70 employees. His role expanded as technology progressed, and in 1986 he was promoted to Vice President of Data Processing and Operations, which eventually morphed into the position of VP of Operations and MIS. Harry’s long-term leadership in technology and operations at WAXIE has influenced multiple aspects of daily life for the over 850 people that are currently employed by the company.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jun 29, 2017 11:10:00 AM

WAXIE Intermountain Region Announces an Employee Retirement and Introduces New Leadership

Pictured on the left: Craig McDaniel, VP, General Manager and Charles Wax, Chairman, CEO of WAXIE.
Pictured on the right: Charles Wax, Chairman, CEO, Greg Taylor, General Manager of the Intermountain Region and Jeff Roberts, President, COO of WAXIE.


SALT LAKE CITY, UT – WAXIE Sanitary Supply congratulates Craig McDaniel and Greg Taylor of the Intermountain Region for key changes in their respective careers.

On June 30, 2017, Craig McDaniel will retire after 31 years serving the WAXIE Intermountain Region. Craig began his career with WAXIE in 1985 as a Sales Representative and was promoted to Sales Manager in 1990. In January of 2006, Craig was promoted to General Manager and was then named Vice President, General Manager of the Intermountain Region in 2008.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 28, 2017 3:22:29 PM

Orange County Business Journal Recognizes WAXIE Sanitary Supply Santa Ana with Renowned Accolade

By Dawn Mead, Public Relations Manager, BOLT PR

Alice Sawaya, Vice President, General Manager of the Santa Ana branch and Charles Wax, Chairman, CEO of WAXIE Sanitary Supply receive the 2017 Large Family-Owned Business Award from a representative of the Orange County Business Journal.


SANTA ANA, CA – WAXIE Santa Ana, a local branch of the industry leader in sanitary maintenance supplies, was named the top Large Family-Owned Business in Orange County at a luncheon hosted by the Orange County Business Journal in Irvine, California.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 8, 2017 1:33:00 PM

Determining the Effectiveness of a Sustainable Floor Care Program

By the WAXIE Floor Care Specialist Team

A sustainable floor care system should meet the desired outcome of the users with minimal impact on the people involved, the planet, and profitability.

But why does this matter?

ISSA’s last Sanitary Supply Distributor Sales Report estimated annual sales of $1.32 billion in resilient and hard floor care chemicals. When adding labor expenses, waste, and water/energy consumption to that figure this becomes an enormous expenditure within commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. When qualifying this type of investment it’s important to look at why we do it, how it’s done, how it’s measured, and how to improve upon it.

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Topics: hard floor care, workplace wellness, sustainability