News & Announcements


4/18/2019

Richard McGann Announces Retirement

Richard McGann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) has announced to the SMA Board of Directors his intention to retire from the organization at the end of 2019.

Richard McGann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) has announced to the SMA Board of Directors his intention to retire from the organization at the end of 2019.
“Strategic Market Alliance is now an established facilitator and channel influence being attended to by a talented, capable and dedicated management team,” said Mr. McGann. “As such, I believe now to be the right time to turn my attention to family and other pursuits.” Following long careers with Scott Paper, Unisource, and Williams and Associates Consulting, Dick joined SMA as President and Chief Executive Officer immediately following the formation of the company in 2006, overseeing the organization’s growth from a founding group of eight Distributors to more than 65 market-leading organizations doing business in over 205 geographies across the United States and Canada. “Serving SMA and its diverse family of stakeholders has been the highlight of my 55-year career in an industry that I admire, one that is comprised of hard working and resourceful people I deeply respect.”
“Dick McGann is one of the most well-respected people in the distribution channel”, said John Caldwell, Executive Vice President at Joshen Paper and Packaging, and Chair of the SMA Board of Directors. “His insightful leadership has catapulted SMA into one of the premier sales and marketing cooperatives in North America. We are pleased that Dick will continue to serve as our Chief Executive Officer until a replacement has been found, at which time Dick will assume a role in an advisory capacity, and it is comforting to know we have a strong leadership team that will assist SMA in a seamless transition.” Mr. Caldwell added, “A selection committee, comprised of existing SMA Board Directors, Greg Rogers (Cosgrove Paper), Mike Nelson (W.E. Nelson Co.) and myself, in addition to past Board Chairs Travis Brady (Brady, Inc.) and John Vozzo (Singer Equipment), has been formed to start an immediate search of Internal & External candidates.”
Strategic Market Alliance is a member-owned organization of leading North American janitorial, sanitation, and food service distributors. SMA creates value-based solutions that drive growth, improve operating performance and build sustainable strategic business alliances, at both the enterprise and local levels, across the entire supply chain.

4/18/2019

Bill Schalitz Named to Spartan Board of Directors

Bill Schalitz Named to Spartan Board of Directors

MAUMEE, OH. —April 16, 2019 — Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of s­ustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, today announced the appointment of William (Bill) Schalitz to the Board of Directors effective April 16, 2019.

Bill Schalitz joined Spartan in 1993 as a microbiologist responsible for formulating novel antimicrobial cleaning solutions and biologically active products. After a brief period as Spartan’s Manager of Research and Development, Bill was promoted to his current position of Vice President of Research and Development where he is responsible for the Regulatory and Quality Departments along with core research activities and technology harvesting.

 

Mr. Schalitz recent election will have him continuing in his role of Vice President Research and Development, as well as serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

 

Bill holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Toledo and an MBA from Kansas State University.  Prior to his role at Spartan, he spent five years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army serving in various duty stations around the world.

 

About Spartan Chemical

At Spartan Chemical Company, we make clean simple®.  We are a recognized leader in cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market. As a proud US employer, Spartan formulates and manufactures high quality products from our state-of-the-art facility in Maumee, OH and sells both domestically and internationally through a select network of distribution. Spartan's products and services are used in building service contractor, education, food service and processing, health care, industrial, lodging/hospitality, and vehicle care markets.

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