We had a chance this month to catch up with industrial cleaning new business development manager Paula Anderson. Paula helps our customers understand their industrial cleaning challenges and find Seacole products that will be effective solutions. Take a moment to get to know Paula!
What is your role at Seacole?
I’m the new business development manager for industrial cleaning chemistries.
What industrial cleaning industry trends are you seeing this year?
Many of Seacole’s competitors seem to be adding colors and fragrances to their products to gain an edge with their customers. Unfortunately for those customers, these additives do not add to the cleaning ability of the products. They only add to the cost of the product. Educating customers about the expectations they should have for their chemistries is becoming more important each day.
What advice would you give people in your field?
Be honest with your customers about what your product can and cannot clean.
What is your favorite Seacole product?
Living on a farm, I really like Seacole’s NOR Deodorant odor control spray for ELIMINATING odors in our muck boots and tennis shoes, and our Fresh Again® Laundry Detergent is great for getting out tough-to-remove livestock soils and odors.
Total cleaner is a great general purpose cleaner for spray-washing equipment, shop floors, and metal building exteriors.
What’s the first thing you do when you get to work?
Turn on the lights!
Do you have a secret for staying productive?
Good earbuds and a lot of great music.
Before starting your career, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was a production control supervisor for one of Donaldson Company’s third-party factories located inside Miami Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in Indiana. I had to do an on-site inventory with two coworkers. Spending two days on the “inside” was eye opening to say the least. You learn to appreciate all the personal freedoms we have each day—you don’t ever want to lose those!
What is something you can’t live without?
My husband, my kids, and my dog.
“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire