Updated:
Original:

Ecolab hires new chief supply chain officer

Author:

St. Paul-based Ecolab Inc. announced Wednesday that it has hired Alex Blanco as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, according to a company news release. He will oversee the company's global supply chain operations around the world.

"Alex is a superb leader who has a track record building world-class supply chain capabilities," said Doug Baker, Ecolab's chairman and chief executive officer. "We are delighted to have him join our leadership team."

Blanco joins Ecolab after 30 years with Procter & Gamble Co.

On Tuesday, CEO Baker said in a news release that 2013 earnings should be $3.38 to $3.48 per share, excluding special gains, charges and tax items.

Ecolab is also in the process of buying chemical maker Champion Technologies for about $2.16 billion.

Next Up

mickey moore driver's license shared

Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.

CDC biohazard scientist health work

New clue may explain how rare tropical disease sickened Minnesotan

The disease, known as melioidosis, killed 2 people earlier this year.

Sen Mark Koran crop

MN lawmaker encourages donations for locals charged in Jan. 6 insurrection

"They are a good family!" Sen. Mark Koran wrote Friday.

money

Money Gal Coaching: Mastering the spiritual parts of money

Kelly Blodgett used her passion behind becoming debt free to launch Money Gal Coaching.

University of minnesota sign

U of M will now require proof that employees have been vaccinated for COVID

Previously, only students were required to be vaccinated.

Jim Hagedorn

Report reveals details about ethics investigation into Rep. Hagedorn

The congressman described the report's findings as "unfounded conclusions."

33462769592_d32f34fd48_k

SkyWest cancels hundreds of flights due to server error

More than 80 have been canceled at MSP Airport.

elk

First elk in more than 100 years spotted in parts of southern WI

The elk population was reintroduced to Wisconsin in recent decades.

grand marais

10 beautiful Minnesota cities to visit for outdoor adventures

These places are perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway.

Related

Ecolab to sell Vehicle Care operations for $120M

St. Paul-based Ecolab has agreed to sell all assets of its vehicle care business to Atlanta-based Zep Inc. for $120 million in cash, the Star Tribune reports. Zep makes cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional and consumer end-markets.

Ecolab to close Grand Forks office next summer, cut 144 full-time jobs

St. Paul-based Ecolab plans to close its Grand Forks office next July, the Herald reports. The facility has 144 full-time employees who support accounting, customer service, human resources, information technology and other administrative functions related to Ecolab's Pest Elimination business. Layoffs could begin as soon as January. Some employees may be able to work from home or take other jobs at Ecolab locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois or Indiana.

Ecolab appoints Handley to president and chief operating officer

Thomas Handley is being promoted to replace Erik Fyrwald who left the company in April, the Business Journal reports. Handley joined the St. Paul-based maker of cleaning, sanitation, pest elimination and maintenance products in 2003. He was most recently the president of its Global Food & Beverage division and Asia Pacific Latin America businesses.

Ecolab's net income, sales surge in third quarter

Ecolab Inc., the St. Paul-based cleaning and pest-control giant, says its net sales jumped 74 percent to $3 billion in the third quarter, RTTNews.com reports. Net income was also up 54 percent compared to the same period a year earlier.