The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Announces Staff Promotions


Washington, D.C. – January 12, 2017 – The American Cleaning Institute (ACI -, the trade association for the cleaning products supply chain, announced the following staff promotions:

Melissa Grande, Senior Manager, Sustainability Initiatives, to Associate Director, Sustainability Initiatives. She started with ACI in 2012.

Kathleen Stanton, Director, Technical & Regulatory Affairs to Senior Director, Technical & Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Stanton has been with ACI since 2002.

Ugur Usumi, Director, Information Technology to Senior Director, Information Technology. Mr. Usumi joined ACI in 2011.

"ACI is fortunate to have on staff experts across many disciplines that provide great value to our member companies year-round," said Melissa Hockstad, ACI’s new President & CEO. "These promotions recognize the great work Melissa, Kathy and Ugur have done in providing outstanding service to ACI and our members across the cleaning product supply chain."