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Smith Gets VP/GM Nod at Ecolab

Ecolab Inc. recently announced a promotion for Christopher Smith to the post of vice president and general manager for the company’s Textile Care Division’s operations in North America and Latin America, according to a news release.

Smith has risen steadily through the ranks with the company since joining Ecolab in 2003, the release said. He received increasing responsibility for marketing, sales, sales leadership and corporate strategy in Paper Services and Heavy Industries. While there, he focused primarily on the commercialization of new technology, building and leading high-performing teams and driving best practices in sales and marketing throughout the business.

In 2014, Smith joined the Healthcare Division as vice president of sales for North America, where he led corporate and national accounts and field sales and service teams. Smith’s efforts have earned him several awards, including marketer of the year, multiple global innovation awards, two Chairman Achievement awards and the General Manager’s Leadership award in 2012.