Sales: $6.2 billion for industrial and institutional cleaning products. Corporate sales: $14.2 billion.
Key Personnel: Douglas M. Baker Jr., chairman and chief executive officer; Timothy W. Handley, president and chief operating officer; Martha Goldberg Aronson, executive vice president and president, global healthcare; Darrell Brown, executive vice president and president, Europe; Michael A. Hickey, executive vice president and president, global institutional; Roberto D. Mendez, executive vice president and president, global services and specialty; Timothy P. Mulhere, executive vice president and president, international regions; Vishal Sharma, senior vice president, Middle East and Africa; Sean Toohey, executive vice president, Asia Pacific; Andreas Weilinghoff, executive vice president, global textile care; James H. White, executive vice president, Latin America; Jill Wyant, executive vice president and president, global food and beverage; Dr. Larry Berger, executive vice president and chief technology officer.
Major Products: Cleaning and sanitizing products and services for the industrial and institutional markets.
New Products: SaniSave No Rinse Cleaner-Sanitizer, Syncra Hand Hygiene System.
Comments: Corporate sales rose 8% last year, primarily the result of the Champion acquisition. I&I sales didn’t have that luxury and were essentially flat. The institutional business reported a sales gain of 4% last year to more than $4.3 billion. The business derived 67% of sales from traditional institutional markets, well ahead of specialty (19%) and healthcare (14%). By region, North America accounted for 65% of sales, followed by Europe, Middle East and Africa (23%), Asia Pacific (8%) and Latin America (4%).
For the first quarter, Ecolab’s sales fell 1% to $3.2 billion, but global institutional sales increase 6% to about $1 billion, led by strong growth in Latin America and MEA, with good gains in Asia Pacific and North America, and a modest increase in Europe.