KYZEN, the global leader in innovative environmentally friendly cleaning chemistries, is proud to announce that Ethan Mueller, its regional manager – Midwest, received a 2022 40 Under 40 Award from Products Finishing Magazine. The program is designed to recognize emerging leaders in the surface finishing industry. Annually, Products Finishing editors examines a long list of nominees with a wide range of skill sets. The recipients are chosen based on leadership and industry involvement.

Since being hired three years ago, Ethan Mueller has managed KYZEN’s sales and customer support functions of the Midwest territory. With his background in chemical engineering, Mueller works with clients to develop new cleaning methods that produce their desired quality and production rates while meeting environmental, health, safety and cost concerns. Many critical clean manufacturers in medical, aerospace and electronics depend on Mueller’s expertise to support them, and he is known for his ability to win the confidence and loyalty of his clients.

“Service with a smile – that is what sets Ethan Mueller apart from many others! For a young man to invest his time and effort to support others at no compensation other than personal satisfaction in his job performance should be noted and applauded,” said Joe McChesney, Global Product Line Manager – Solvents at KYZEN. “His spirit of service makes us proud of him and his accomplishments. Our industry needs young professionals who will carry their leadership qualities into the future for the betterment of this country’s industry.”

This year’s Products Finishing 40 Under 40 finalists include engineers, chemists, lab managers, plant managers, operations managers, general managers, sales professionals and entrepreneurs. Each of them are innovators in their own right and vital to the finishing industry. It is important to acknowledge those making strides in shaping the industry’s future.

KYZEN is a global leader in providing environmentally responsible, RoHS compliant precision cleaning chemistries for industries ranging from electronics and advanced packaging to metal finishing and aerospace applications. Since its founding in 1990, KYZEN’s innovative cleaning technologies, scientific expertise and customer support have been repeatedly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards.

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