|Stephen Ashkin, president of the Ashkin Group, has been inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.|
Stephen Ashkin, president of the Ashkin Group, has been inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF).
Frequently referred to as 'the father of green cleaning,' Ashkin has worked in the cleaning industry since 1981 and has held senior management positions in leading consumer and commercial product companies.
"It's no wonder Steve is considered the father of green cleaning," said Sam Geil, IGIHOF's executive director. "He inspired me and many others to get on the green bandwagon more than a decade ago. His contribution to green and sustainable issues has encouraged thousands of people and scores of industries to go green."
This is the fifth year IGIHOF has held this event. The organization asks the general public to nominate individuals and organizations that have embraced green technologies, have reduced waste, have promoted sustainability, or are actively working to promote green and sustainability issues—either in their own operations or for people and organizations around the world.
According to Geil, IGIHOF considers these nominees and inductees to be creators of excellence and visionaries who have made significant contributions to ensure a healthier and more sustainable planet.