The International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) has named Angela Becker its 2023 “Don Pedder Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient. The award was presented at IAHTM’s Annual Education Conference held at The Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto, according to a news release.
Becker, who has been working at Ecolab for 28 years, plays a pivotal role in driving innovation, sustainability, and efficiency within the commercial laundry market. Over the course of the last 12 years, she has held critical director roles in R&D and Marketing within the Textile Care Division. Steve Fox of Ecolab stated that Becker’s roles have truly advanced Ecolab’s vision of what is vital: clean water, safe food, and healthy environments.
Becker serves on the TRSA Hygienically Clean Board and has presented at many industry events, including IAHTM, The Clean Show, ALM and Western Textile Services Association. Becker has been published in multiple laundry trade association publications and holds commercial laundry patents at Ecolab that will yield as much value in the future as they do today.
Beyond her many accomplishments at work, Becker is a parent to three boys. Steve Fox stated that one of the qualities he admires about Becker is how she has mastered the art of doing the meaningful things, not only at home and work, but in her community, as well. He stated that she is very passionate about volunteering in her community and was just awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from the city of Saint Paul, MN foundation.