Cast Your Vote!

ISSA Show Innovation Program

Advancing Cleaning. Driving Innovation.

We hear from attendees each year that seeing innovations in the cleaning industry is one of the top 3 reasons to return each year. Back by popular demand is our Innovation Award Program, where your expertise matters and your votes count.

We need your voice in determining the most innovative products and services in the industry. As the industry transforms and the needs of our building occupants change, your voice will make an impact in the future of the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning community.

The Innovation Award Program platform recognizes as many as 50 products and/or services in the industry each year.

Award Categories

Industry Choice Awards

  • Distributor/Wholesaler Choice Award
  • Residential Cleaning Choice Award
  • Manufacturer Representative Choice Award
  • Facility Service Provider Choice Award

Innovation of the Year Award and honorees

Environment & Sustainability Award and honorees.

Get to Know the Product Entries

Each company participating submitted a video with more details about the products and/or services. See their unique submissions below.

Carlos Albir Jr. with ABCO Products

Jill Trider with Tork, an Essity Brand

Dietmar Bernstein with Unger

Peter Kwestro with Gausium

Ronnie Phillips with Georgia-Pacific

Duncan McLennan with Avidbots

Darryl Dejean with Pathogen Focus

Mile Perazzo with Kaivac, Inc.

Vince Malone with Smart Impact

VSI Health & Hygiene Group

Jeff Stanich with Simix

Bryant Davis with SCJohnson Professional

Amanda Bakken with Ecolab

Nick Rudovic with Lionsbot

Cast Your Vote

Online voting takes place July 5 – November 14 at 4:00pm central time. Voting ends on November 14. The winners will all be announced on Wednesday, November 15 starting at 4 pm for all categories.

A champagne toast will be held in Innovation Theatre following the awards that last about 30 minutes. All guests are welcome, and champagne will be passed out to everyone in attendance.

Distributors, Wholesalers, Manufacturer Reps, Building Service Contractors, Residential Cleaners, and In-House Service Providers can vote for the product which they find has made a significant impact in the professional cleaning industry. Individuals may submit up to three (3) product votes. Manufacturers and program participants are not eligible to vote.

Below, you are able to view our current innovation gallery of products, check out our Show Map and bookmark booth #2247 for where to stop during the show and also, if you have not, create a MY SHOW PLANNER in order to cast your vote!

Award Showcase & Promotions

Meet with Innovation participants during the Innovation Happy Hour – November 15th – 4-5pm taking place in booth#2247.

Industry Choice Winners are announced November 15th at 4pm

Innovation of the Year and Environment & Sustainability Awards are announced November 16 at 1pm in Booth#2247 Innovation Showcase and Happy Hour.

Join us for champagne and a congratulatory toast of the industry winners.

Meet the Judges

Thank you to our Innovation Judges for your involvement in this program and your industry achievement. Judges will be announced soon.

Jay Shearer

Bethany Harrington

Bill McGarvey

Harrell Kerhoff

Keith Schneringer

Dan Wagner

Christopher Pierson

Gary Williams

Libby DeLucien

Mark Salvaggio

Poppy Castro

Benjamin Reng

Environment & Sustainability Award Criteria

View the detailed criteria that the judges will use to select our Innovation awardees.

Before You Vote!

Things to Consider

What Makes a Product Innovative? Based on the criteria below, please consider the following before submitting your vote.



Having or manifesting a great impact or effect.


Adapted or designed for actual use; useful.


Pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse.

Competitive Advantage

The condition in which the product can mature and adapt over time and places the company in favorable or superior business position


Freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance.