Company president celebrates 50 years of employment on organization’s 65th anniversary

Steve Pendleton, president of VAC-U-MAX, celebrated his 50th work anniversary on the company's 65th anniversary.

By VAC-U-MAX November 15, 2019

VAC-U-MAX announced 2019 as a banner year for company milestones. Founded in 1954 by Frank Pendleton, VAC-U-MAX celebrated 65-years providing growth, industry leadership and innovations. VAC-U-MAX designed the world’s first industrial vacuum cleaner operating on compressed-air for high volume recovery of combustible and flammable materials.

This year also marks the 50th work year anniversary for president Steve Pendleton, who served various positions within the organization starting in 1969. For his 50th work year anniversary, the company provided a catered luncheon for the entire organization and surprised him with a cake.

“Fifty years ago, I filled an open sales position offered to me by my father Frank, selling compressed-air powered vacuum cleaners from the trunk of my car,” he said. “The past 50 years have been the best memories of my life, with a fantastic team of dedicated and loyal employees along the way.”

At the meeting, VAC-U-MAX announced the appointment of Doan Pendleton as President, assuming the new role effective November 1, 2019. Doan Pendleton will continue to create, communicate and implement VAC-U-MAX’s vision, mission and overall direction within the companies’ philosophies, expectations, and guidelines. Doan brings forward decades of experience and proven track records of customer-centric visions. Steve Pendleton will continue as Chairman of the Board.

“I am both humbled and honored for this opportunity to serve as President,” said Doan Pendleton. “My father was the first to see the true potential of VAC-U-MAX and is responsible for growing VAC-U-MAX to where it is today. I cannot thank him enough for his vision, leadership, perseverance and contributions. He is the true pioneer and visionary and will continue as Chairman of the Board.”

– Edited from a VAC-U-MAX press release by CFE Media.

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