February 17, 2014Henry Unger

Unger founder honored with posthumous award

WIXOM, MI — Henry Unger, founder of the global company that has been producing innovative and trusted professional cleaning tools for over 50 years, has received the ultimate accolade — a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA).

The story began back in 1964 when a young window cleaner decided to take a chance. It was in that year that Henry Unger took the latest window cleaning innovations from the United States and introduced them to German window cleaners.


news-unger-50January 2, 2014

Unger Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Unger Celebrates 50th Anniversary – Commercial cleaning management and janitorial supply news.

Unger, a manufacturer of professional cleaning products, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014.

From the company:

“When founder Henry Unger seized the opportunity to improve the working lives of German window cleaners back in 1964, by introducing them to the latest innovative products from the U.S., he could not have guessed he was creating a global cleaning revolution.  From humble beginnings – he launched the business from his grandmother’s attic in Hamburg – the company now spans the globe. The family values that inspired his vision remain strong today, and continue through his three sons, who still guide Unger, reaffirming their father’s core values of quality, trust and customer service.”


Unger LogoMay 3, 2013

William Ecker Named Chief Executive Officer of Unger Global Companies

Unger Global, has selected William D. Ecker as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Before joining Unger, Mr. Ecker was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hartz Mountain Corporation, the leading manufacturer and marketer of pet care products in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Hartz Mountain, Mr. Ecker was Chairman of Diam International, the largest designer and manufacturer of retail displays in the nation. A seasoned consumer products executive, Mr. Ecker held senior positions at General Foods, Unilever, and Bristol-Myers Squibb where he was the president of Clairol’s US retail operations prior to joining Diam.


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