Nalco Receives Three 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards

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Nalco Receives Three 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards

Recognized for Sustainability, Next-Generation Leadership/Culture, and Turnaround
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Nalco, an @Ecolab_Inc company, Recognized for Sustainability, Next-Generation Leadership/Culture, and Turnaround.
Monday, June 4, 2012 - 9:00pm

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(3BL Media) St. Paul, MN – June 4, 2012 – Nalco, an Ecolab company (NYSE: ECL), and two of its leaders were presented with awards during the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla.

The awards recognized the company and its leaders for sustainability, next-generation leadership and culture, and turnaround. 

Nalco was presented with the 2012 ML100 Sustainability Award for its Refined Knowledge® system, which transforms significant amounts of real-time customer data into actionable knowledge.  The data analysis system collects real-time information from a customer’s operation, including chemical dosing rates and tank inventories, and distributes the information to Nalco engineers who use it to optimize production, reduce costs, improve customer response time and ensure more timely deliveries.

“The Refined Knowledge system provides faster and more accurate data and ensures greater consistency of information across multiple operations,” said Steve Taylor, president, Global Energy, Ecolab.  “Our customers appreciate having high-quality operational data to help optimize treatment programs for maximum operational performance, sustainability credits and benchmarking.”  

Taylor received the ML100 Next-Generation Leadership & Culture Award for leading the development of the Refined Knowledge system.

Terry Burleson, vice president, Global Energy, was presented with the ML100 Turnaround Award for overseeing a division transformation that resulted in a significant increase in Nalco’s share of the global downstream market.

“Terry is a strong supporter of advanced automation and process modeling techniques, which helped to strengthen our product and service offering and differentiate Nalco from our competitors,” said Taylor.

About Ecolab

With 2011 pro forma sales of $11 billion and more than 40,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Nalco, an Ecolab company, specializes in industrial water, energy and air applications, helping customers reduce natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimize environmental releases and improve productivity.

Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries.

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