CLEAN AWARD


The Ohio Cleaners Association Clean Award was established in 1980 to recognize outstanding members of OCA.  It was renamed the Tom Kimmel Clean Award in recognition of one of our industry leaders.  It is given annually to one person, who in the judgment of his peers, has contributed greatly to the dry-cleaning industry.  The person is selected by a committee chaired by the Immediate Past President.  Recipients of the Clean Award include:

2009 - Larry Chamberlin, Presswell Cleaners, East Liverpool *

2008 – Ron Callander, Callander & Sons Cleaners, Columbus

2007 – John C. Baraona, Fussy Cleaners, Akron

2006 – Sam Bernzweig, Bernzweig Supply, Inc., Cleveland *

2005 – Mark Folzenlogen, A One Dry Cleaners, Inc., Cincinnati

2004 – Mike Timmer, Sparkle Shirt Laundry, Inc., Dayton

2003 – Pete Yochum, St. Clair Cleaners, Inc., St. Clairsville

2002 – H. Steven Poulos, Blair’s Cleaners/Elmest Inc., North Canton

2001 – David W. Field, CAE, OCA Executive Vice President, Ohio Cleaners Association

2000 – Mark Kimmel, The Kimmel Corporation, Upper Sandusky

1999 – Rex Beddies, Indiana Drycleaning & Laundry Association *

1998 – Larry Long, Long Cleaner’s, Inc., Miamisburg

1997 – Paul Yochum, St. Clair Cleaners, Inc., St. Clairsville

1996 – Dan Reehorst, Reehorst Cleaners, Westlake

1995 – Paul Seckman, Presswell Cleaners, East Liverpool

1994 – Bill Pulley, Capitol Cleaners, Oxford

1993 – Gay Sabo, Bil-Mar Drycleaners, Inc., Cleveland

1992 – Bill Weber, ADCO, Inc., Toledo

1991 – Tom Kimmel, Kimmel Cleaners, Inc., Upper Sandusky *

1990 – Wayne Hogrefe, Lorain

1989 – James Wright, Royal Cleaners, Zanesville

1988 – Ed Otte, State Cleaners, Martins Ferry

1997 – Jack Noie, Noie Cleaners, Columbus

1996 – Max Zimmerman, Cincinnati *

1995 – Richard Fox, Fox Cleaners, Dayton *

1984 – Phil Myers, Myers Services, Ashland

1983 – Newt Reehorst, Reehorst Cleaners, Rocky River

1982 – Clovis Loudenslager, Columbus Lace, Columbus

1981 – Bill Catron, Lang’s Dry Cleaners, Chillicothe

1980 – Charlie Sweet, Lumbermans Insurance, Mansfield

* Deceased