Dear Colleagues,

Looking back on the past year, I am very proud of and humbly impressed by the progress the current
president, Chad Rasmussen, and the board have made. It is a legacy of progress we want to continue
and amplify.

When I became a board member of CETA a few years ago, I was not fully aware of the amount of
dedication and effort that the board puts forth. The board is made up of truly dedicated people with a
common goal of moving the organization forward and promoting all aspects of our industry.

It is a tremendous honor to be the incoming president of CETA. Our many new board members are
eager to get started and I know they have great ideas to bring regarding how to promote the
organization and add value to the membership.

This next year will be eventful. We will continue to follow and further refine our five-year strategic plan.
There will be more regional meetings. And we will pursue initiatives like the successful development of
the Prop 65 workbook. The potential to co-locate with PWNA again for PowerClean 2019 is exciting; and
we are exploring numerous destinations for future PowerClean gatherings, aiming to make it convenient
for all members to attend.

The effectiveness of our efforts is reflected in the response of our members. I encourage members to
use CETA programs to the fullest extent. For example, we have many vendors and suppliers who offer
discounts to CETA members — on everything from freight to credit card processing. The benchmarking
program remains free to members.

The value of the networking opportunities within CETA cannot be overstated. The September issue of
Cleaner Times includes an article on networking. An observation in the article that struck home with me
was made by Chad Rasmussen, who said, “I believe real-world networking is far superior to virtual-world
marketing.” That’s it in a nutshell.

My challenge to all members is to become involved with your organization any way you can. Take
advantage of all CETA has to offer in the way of education, discounts and events. Do what you can to
promote the organization to your peers. We are only as strong as our membership. Let’s continue to
make CETA an organization in which we take great pride and for which we envision a long, healthy


Jim O’Connell
CETA President


Jim O’Connell

Distributor – Hotsy Pacific
1300 N 9th St. Ste. B
Modesto, Ca 95350
Phone: 209-578-3925


Ben Hagemann

Distributor – American Pressure
2015-2017 3810 West Broadway
Robbinsdale MN 55422
Phone: 763-4442 or 800-544-0836

Jimmy Welch

Jimmy Welch

Manufacturer – Nilfisk HPW
7300 Commercial Circle
Ft. Pierce, FL 34951
Phone: 772-461-4486


Laura Niessner-Pyatt

Manufacturer – Karcher North America
2015-2017 4275 NW Pacific Rim Blvd
Camas, WA 98607
Phone: 303-783-6150


Gary Scott

P. O. Box 288
Alcester, SD 57001
Phone: 800-255-6823 ext. 1220


Chad Rasmussen

Distributor – Royce Industries
1355 West 8040 South
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Phone: 801-567-1355

Delany Johnson

Supplier – Wayne Combustion
801 Glasgow Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Phone: 260-425-9327

Greg Sprunk

Greg Sprunk

Distributor – Superior Cleaning Equipment
4422 E. University Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602-257-1357

Linda Chappell

Linda Chappell

Supplier – Chappell Supply and Equipment
P. O. Box 270908
Oklahoma City, OK 73137
Phone: 405-495-1722

Angie Farley Thurman

Angie Farley Thurman

Supplier – Farleys, Inc
P. O. Box 1209
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479-524-9594
Cell Phone: 405-919-0805

Mike Tonies

Supplier – Hydra Flex
980 Lone Oak Road, Suite 128
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 952-955-8462
Cell Phone: 651-587-1460

Jessica Gentry

Distributor – Aqua Engineer
6955 Oak Ridge Pkwy. Ste. 107
Austell, GA 30169
Phone: 770-944-6677
Cell Phone: 404-787-5940


CETA Staff
Managing Director:
Debbie Murray
Phone: 800-441-0111


CETA Staff
Asst. Mgr., Director:
Tracy Wagoner
Phone: 800-441-0111