Sales: $706 million
Sales: $706 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Lou Purvis, chief executive officer; Mark R. Bachmann, chief financial officer, principal accounting officer and executive vice president; Jeffrey L. Fleck, chief supply chain officer and senior vice president of operations; Alessandro Brighenti, president, Europe operations; Ralph Puertas, president, west operations; Robert L. Droke II, president, central operations.
Major Products: North America—Zep Commercial, Zep Professional, TimeMist, Misty, Enforcer, Country Vet, Original Bike Spirits and Niagara National industrial and institutional cleaning products; ArmorAll, Blue Coral, Rain-X and Black Magic vehicle care; International—Mykal Industries, De-Solv-It, Zep, Forward Chemicals, Rexodan laundry chemicals; Mike Hinkle, president and chief executive officer, AFCO.
New Products: Advanced Drain Opener Gels.
Comments: Zep is a leader in the I&I segment and a growing player in retail. Earlier this year, the company unveiled new product packaging and a new promotion campaign—Zep Next Level Clean.
In 2017, Zep completed the acquisition of AFCO, a specialty chemical and food safety provider serving the food and beverage industry. The move expanded Zep’s offerings into a new market.
According to ZEP CEO Lou Purvis, AFCO had a tremendous track record of growth in the food and beverage industry with a unique and unsurpassed approach to customer satisfaction.
Purvis said the combined resources and expertise of the companies will lead to unmatched customer service and will position the combined business for continued growth and success in its next stage of development.