Mike Watt Receives Inaugural ISSA Canada Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution Award
ISSA Canada, a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce that Mike Watt, director of training and new product development at Avmor Ltd., is the recipient of the inaugural ISSA Canada Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution Award. The award was presented at the All Industry Awards, Breakfast & Keynote session held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in conjunction with ISSA Show Canada 2019.
The ISSA Canada Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution Award recognizes an active ISSA Canada member who has been involved in the Canadian sanitary maintenance industry for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient will have made an extraordinary personal or professional commitment that has materially contributed to the advancement of not only the individual’s company, but the Canadian sanitary maintenance industry as a whole.
“We don’t always take the time or opportunity to honor and recognize special people within our industry,” said Mike Nosko, executive director of ISSA Canada. “The ISSA Canada Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution Award does just thank and I am pleased to be able to present it to such a deserving individual as Mike Watt. His vast knowledge and industry passion only furthers our goal of changing the way the world views cleaning.”
Many of Watt’s colleagues attest to his commitment to the professional cleaning industry.
“What impresses me most is Mike’s experience and professional demeanor,” said Paul Goldin, vice president of Avmor and current ISSA president. “He quickly understands our customers’ challenges and quickly comes up with solutions addressing their needs.”
According to Lai-Na Wong, Avmor’s marketing manager, Watt’s “depth and breadth of knowledge in the industry is unlike any other that I have met in this industry.”
“Mike’s passion for this industry shows through when he is training and with customers,” she said. “Since working with Mike, he brings light and life into the workplace. I am thankful to work alongside him, for the wisdom as well as the laughter he brings to this industry.”
Adds Mattie Chinks, CEO of Avmor, “one of Mike’s many strengths is his ability to listen and relate to people on many levels. He has a wealth of [cleaning] information which he is always happy to share.”
“Mike has such a passion for this industry and his depth of knowledge alongside his humbled demeanor is amazing,” said Tracey Caville, director of sales at Scandinavian Building Services. “I have had the privilege of working with Mike for many years and I’m truly thankful of who he is and what he brings to our industry.”
The ISSA Canada Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution Award is presented annually during a ceremony held in conjunction with the ISSA Show Canada.
For more information about the award, please visit www.issa-canada.com.
ABOUT ISSA CANADA
ISSA Canada is the body resulting from the merger of ISSA with the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) in May 2017. With over 9200 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 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 and ISSA Canada, visit www.issa-canada.com or call (905) 665-8001 or toll free 1-866-684-8273.
ABOUT AVMOR LTD.
Avmor Ltd. is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning solutions. Founded in 1948 by Avrum Morrow and Henry Chinks, the company’s responsibility has always been to provide optimal cleaning solutions while maintaining and enhancing health and safety standards. For more information, please visit www.avmor.com.