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Tranzonic Companies promotes Michael Blanchard to director of West Coast operations

August 19, 2019

Michael Blanchard
Tranzonic Companies

The Tranzonic Companies has promoted Michael Blanchard to director of West Coast operations, overseeing three regional facilities and optimizing distribution from the company’s Reno, Nevada, facility.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, The Tranzonic Companies was founded nearly a century ago and manufactures and distributes wiping cloths, personal hygiene products, textiles, washroom supplies and accessories, wiping and cleaning supplies, and safety products.

“Mike has become an integral part of our team, carefully fostering and developing our culture,” said Brian Rhoades, vice president of operations for Tranzonic. “This promotion is a testament to his leadership, work ethic and values, and I know he will be an asset to the West Coast team.”

Blanchard has worked for Tranzonic for 23 years, most recently serving as special projects manager at the manufacturing and distribution facility in Knoxville, Tennessee, the company’s largest site.

Earlier this year, Blanchard was honored as the inaugural Knoxville Employee of the Year.

“Mike is an ambassador of our company’s vision and values and embodies our motto of ‘Better Way, Every Day,’” Rhoades said. “We look forward to Mike’s positive impact on our West Coast operations.”

About The Tranzonic Companies

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and founded nearly a century ago, The Tranzonic Companies manufactures and distributes wiping and cleaning supplies; personal hygiene products; textiles; washroom supplies and accessories; and safety products to the away-from-home market. The Knoxville location is the largest manufacturing and distribution facility for The Tranzonic Companies. For more information, visit