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Posted by Briana Smith on May 29, 2019 12:37:00 PM

Semper Paratus – “Always Ready”: WAXIE’s Michael Gould Honored with Prestigious Military Awards and Advancement to Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves

Petty Officer Michael Gould (center) receiving the 2018 Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Award and Coast Guard Commendation Medal with Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (left) and Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard Reserves George Williamson (right). 

By: Briana Smith  |  May 29, 2019

WAXIE has great respect and a long history of supporting those in the U.S. military dating back to our founders Morris Wax and Harry Wax who served in the U.S. Army & U.S. Navy respectively. 

So you can imagine how excited we were when it was announced that one of our employees, who was deployed with the Coast Guard at the time, earned the recognition of Coast Guard’s 2018 Enlisted Person of the Year Reserve Component (REPOY) soon after being presented with the Q4 2018 JTF (Joint Task Force – Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) Enlisted Professional of the Quarter award.

WAXIE Santa Ana’s Regional Sales Manager Michael Gould spent six years in the U.S. Navy after graduating high school. Mike began his career at WAXIE in 2003 but said that he always had a “flag shaped hole in his heart” since separating from the military the first go-around and wanted to continue serving his country so he joined the U.S. Coast Guard as a reservist in 2012. 

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Posted by Rick Hazard on May 17, 2019 3:39:48 PM

A Tribute to a WAXIE Trailblazer: Jim Fischer

Jim Fischer and his wife Jan Fischer

By: Rick Hazard  |  May 17, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of one of WAXIE’s finest, Jim Fischer. Jim passed away suddenly in his home in Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, May 13, 2019. He leaves behind his wife Jan, and their two children Christian and April. Jim was born and raised in Minnesota where he grew up working on the family farm. He would often refer to his childhood as the foundation for establishing a strong work ethic. 

Jim began his career at WAXIE in January of 1987 as a warehouse worker. Over the next 32 years he ascended through the ranks to become Vice President, Business Development working closely with corporate accounts and Network Services, Inc. Along the way he held positions as Warehouse Manager, Operations Manager, Account Consultant, Sales Manager, and General Manager. 

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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on May 8, 2019 3:22:36 PM

SustainOne, American Paper Converting & WAXIE Honored by the Seattle Mariners

Pictured from left:
Paul Trimberger, Seattle Sales Manager, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Brian Work, Sales Manager, APC; Paul Rebner, Account Consultant, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; The Mariner Moose; Lydia Work, President & Owner of SustainOne/APC; Jeff Roberts, President & COO, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; and Rick Jones, Seattle General Manager, WAXIE Sanitary Supply. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Mariners.

Hard Work and Exceptional Dedication Displayed by Diverse Suppliers


May 6, 2019

SEATTLE, WA, May 6, 2019 – On Monday, April 15, 2019, the Seattle Mariners recognized Lydia Work and her company SustainOne, along with Paul Rebner of WAXIE Sanitary Supply for their combined support of the Seattle Mariners and Major League Baseball’s Supplier Diversity Program.

The Seattle Mariners have established diversity goals that align with the Supplier Diversity Program of Major League Baseball (MLB) in their purchasing practices. SustainOne is a Woman-Owned Small Business as well as a Minority-Owned Business that partnered with WAXIE to help the Mariners exceed their goals.

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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 19, 2019 1:16:10 PM

WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Utah Facility Earns Local & Regional 2019 TOBY Award

The Award Recognizes Quality in Commercial Buildings and Rewards Excellence 


NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Chris Meyer
April 18, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Inventory Center in Salt Lake City earned The 2019 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award in the Industrial Office Building category in March.

The award, which recognizes quality in commercial buildings and rewards excellence in building management, was presented to WAXIE by the Utah Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 10, 2019 2:34:06 PM

David Wax Elected Chairman of NETWORK® Services Company

Pictured from left:
Alan Tomblin, CEO and President, NETWORK; David Wax, EVP, WAXIE Sanitary Supply and Chairman of NETWORK; Sharon Wax; Charles Wax, Chairman and CEO, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Rick Hazard, VP of Marketing, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Warren Noble, VP of Supplier Relations, NETWORK; Jeff Roberts, President and COO, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Jim Fischer, VP of Business Development, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Steve Thomas, VP of Corporate Accounts, WAXIE Sanitary Supply.

Long Time Member to Serve as Chairman of the Board


NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Jeff Roberts
April 10, 2019 

San Diego – David Wax, Executive Vice President of WAXIE Sanitary Supply, has been elected by the Board of Directors as the Chairman of NETWORK® for a two-year term. 

David has held numerous positions within NETWORK over the past 25 years, including Vice Chairman, and has been active in various committees. Mr. Wax will lead the NETWORK Board of Directors and the NETWORK membership, aligning with strategic suppliers and key customers globally.

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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Feb 21, 2019 1:45:00 PM

WAXIE Names Brian Bogle Chairman Award Winner for 2018

Pictured from left: San Diego 2018 Account Consultant of the Year and 2018 Chairman Award winner, Brian Bogle, WAXIE Chairman & CEO Charles Wax.


NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Rick Hazard 

February 18, 2019

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 18, 2019 – On February 14th, WAXIE Sanitary Supply recognized San Diego based Senior Account Consultant, Brian Bogle with the prestigious Chairman Award during an event held at WAXIE’s home office in San Diego, CA.

Each year the company recognizes the top Account Consultants from every branch that excel in representing their sales territory. The Chairman Award is then chosen from that group and is awarded to the consultant who exemplifies the highest level of achievement in a number of categories, including business development, account management and an overall commitment to servicing WAXIE’s customers.

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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Sep 20, 2018 1:15:00 PM

WAXIE Sanitary Supply Acquires Sac-Val Janitorial Supply

Christopher Saylor, General Manager, Jeff Roberts, President & COO and Mike Midas, Executive Vice President of WAXIE with the Sac-Val team. 


NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Rick Hazard 

September 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – WAXIE Sanitary Supply is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Sac-Val Janitorial Sales and Service, Inc., a leading distributor of janitorial supplies in Sacramento, CA and the San Francisco Bay Area.

“We are excited about our three new locations in the State of California as this purchase will strengthen our position in the region,” said Jeff Roberts, President and COO of WAXIE Sanitary Supply.

Under the leadership of President and Owner, Tom Mekeel, Sac-Val has enjoyed a 43-year record of success in the Northern California region. Combined with WAXIE’s 73-years as an industry leader, the two companies are joining forces to establish a stronger presence and service posture.

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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Aug 16, 2018 11:15:00 AM

The New WAXIE Web@Work: Updated eCommerce Shopping Platform

By WAXIE Editorial Staff

By now we hope that you've had the chance to check out our newly updated WAXIE Web@Work eCommerce site. As with any change there are learning curves, but our goal is always to develop new and innovative products and programs, while adapting to technological advancements, so that you have the best possible experience when shopping with us.

Previously our desktop & mobile eCommerce platforms had different navigation, features and graphics, whereas this updated version of Web@Work creates a seamless experience whether you are on a desktop, tablet or mobile device.

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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on May 11, 2018 10:32:57 AM

WAXIE Names Kevin Getman Chairman Award Winner for 2017

Left to right: WAXIE Chairman & CEO Charles Wax, Seattle Co-Sales Consultant of the Year, Hannah Cho, and Seattle Co-Sales Consultant of the Year and 2017 Chairman Award Winner, Kevin Getman.


The Chairman Award recognizes one of the nine WAXIE Branch Sales Consultants of the Year as the top overall sales performer.

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Rick Hazard

SEATTLE, WA, May 11, 2018 – WAXIE Sanitary Supply held a Sales Award Ceremony on February 9th at the beautiful and inspiring Seattle Aquarium located at Pier 59 in downtown Seattle, Washington.

People from all over the Pacific Northwest gathered at the festivities to celebrate several of WAXIE’s regional branch achievements. WAXIE Seattle leadership along with Chairman & CEO, Charles Wax; President & COO, Jeff Roberts; and Executive Vice President of the Intermountain Region, Clint Hunter, paid tribute to the sales accomplishments of the vastly talented teams representing the offices of Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington.

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