Sales: $3.1 billion
Sales:$3.1 billion. Net loss: $86 million.
Key Personnel:Curt Johnson, chairman; Ed Lonergan, president and chief executive officer; Joe Smorada, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Scott Russell, senior vice president, general counsel; Jim Larson, senior vice president, global human resources; John Matthews, senior vice president, corporate affairs & director office of the president.
Chief Scientific Officer:Stephen Di Biase, senior vice president, chief scientific officer.
Chief Marketing Officer:Nabil Shabshab, senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Major Products:Cleaning and hygiene solutions and services that are used in commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. The company operates in six categories: food service, food processing, floor care, restroom/other housekeeping, laundry and industrial. Brands include: Complete, ShowPlace, SnapBack, Virex, Alpha HP, G-Force, Crew, Soft Care, Good Sense, Endbac, Signature, J-Fill, Taski, Jonmaster, Suma, DuBois, Dify and Divermite. In addition, the company owns other well-known brands such as Butchers, Johnson Wax Professional, U.S. Chemical, Drackett Professional, Teepol, Prism, and PurEco Certified Green Products (Europe), as well as the Greenguard-Certified Healthy High Performance Cleaning program (includes products, tools and procedures).
New Products:ProSpeed Floor Care Applicator, Taski 150 Scrubber Drier that’s ultra compact for small areas, Taski 1650 Scrubber Drier for jobs in large areas, Taski J-Fit on-board dosing system.
Net sales increased 3.5% last year, but the company reported a net loss of $86 million, compared to a profit of $118 million in 2006. Johnson Diversey blamed the loss on major restructuring.
By region, North American sales decreased 2.3% to $798.6 million. The decline was primarily due to Johnson Diversey’s withdrawal from a majority of the service-oriented laundry and ware washing business in the U.S. Excluding the impact of this withdrawal, North American sales increased 2.2%.
European sales (including Africa and Middle Eastern markets) increased 6.3% to $1.6 billion. Gains were driven by higher sales volumes throughout most countries, resulting from top customer growth, retention, and growing new product platforms, according to the company.