The following press release was issued today by Clean the World:
ORLANDO, FL. — (May. 6, 2014) – After growing his moving-box rental company to 20 markets across North America in just five years, BungoBox co-founder Tom Cannon is bringing his knack for innovative marketing to Clean the World. Cannon is the new chief marketing officer for the rapidly growing social enterprise, which recycles soap and bottled amenities from more than 2,000 hotel partners in North America and Asia.
Cannon was instrumental in the launch of three successful companies, and has held executive-level positions in sales, marketing, management, manufacturing, and distribution. He currently serves on the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and is one of the founding organizers of the annual Startup Weekend Orlando event.
Clean the World’s simple mission is to recycle hotel soap and save lives by putting hygiene products in the hands of those who need them most. About 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year due to hygiene-related illnesses. Hand washing with soap is a low-cost intervention that can reduce those deaths by almost 50 percent. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 17 million bars of soap in 96 countries.
“Tom started BungoBox in 2009 at about the same time we founded our organization,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. “We often compared notes and shared our experiences with each other over the years, because both companies have a sustainability focus. Clean the World is in a major growth phase right now. So when Tom told me he was looking for a new challenge, I knew immediately that he was the perfect person to guide our overall marketing strategy along with international expansion efforts.”
After building one revolutionary business, Cannon looks forward to using his experience to help Clean the World save more lives with soap.
“At BungoBox, we introduced consumers to a new way of moving by using durable, stackable, sustainable plastic boxes,” Cannon said. “Clean the World created the market and set the standard for soap and bottled amenity recycling. However, there is still a massive opportunity here in North America and in untapped markets around the globe. Hospitality professionals in many parts of the world still aren’t familiar with this alternative to landfill disposal. We are about to change that.”
About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 2,000 hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 17 million bars of soap in 96 countries. Through the “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information: http://localhost:8888/cleantheworld
Clean the World
407-574-8353 Ext. 104