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OUR STORY

A True American Success Story

In 1945, World War II was finally coming to a close and a young Marine named William O’Dell returned to his family with a warm welcome. With the support of family and friends, he began to make brooms and mops on the family homestead. As he traveled the Southeast selling his cleaning products, customers began to realize that these weren’t just any mops or brooms; they were exceptional. Better yet, they came with the O’Dell promise: to offer the highest quality cleaning products with the best service possible, all at a fair price.

From these humble beginnings, The O’Dell Corporation has grown into a leading cleaning products company. We’ve maintained the same, relentless commitment to customer service and performance that’s helped us flourish for over 60 years. From a Fortune 500 healthcare corporation to a local family concern, we give each customer the same attention to detail on every order, regardless of size. If you don’t find the cleaning product in our line that meets your exact specifications, we’ll make it for you and put our label on it simply because integrity, innovation and performance is what we’re all about.

 

GOING GREEN 

O’Dell’s Green Initiatives at Work

In a rapidly changing environment, The O’Dell Corporation constantly looks for opportunities to improve the current state of Earth’s ecosystem. We are taking bigger and better strides in green initiatives from an environmental and a manufacturing standpoint. O’Dell understands that the way to reduce a product’s impact on the environment is to look at the entire product life-cycle, from powering the factory, sourcing raw materials, and manufacturing, to using a product, and recycling the product once its useful life is spent.  We improve our products and production process in ways that are sustainable, quantifiable, and smart.

Amid media attention and expansive claims, green cleaning can be simplified to one statement, ‘Clean to protect human health without harming the environment.’ It means making more durable products from recycled, reclaimed and renewable raw materials, that use less chemicals, energy and water to produce and operate.  It means thinking about ordinary business activities like costing, sourcing, logistics, and inventory control in new terms  — like fuel usage, carbon footprint, sustainability, land use, and local sourcing.  It means to bring green philosophy ‘pie in the sky’ down to earth to benefit our customers  — with green cleaning tools that are not just the right choice for your green cleaning program, but the smartest choice.

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Meet the Team

Tim Hodges
Tim Hodges
Executive VP
Paul O'Dell
Paul O'Dell
VP of National Accounts
Ed Robertson
Ed Robertson
Regional Sales Manager
Scott Woodruff
Scott Woodruff
Regional Sales Manager
Jenny Ashley
Jenny Ashley
Sales Support
Katelin Manley
Katelin Manley
Sales Support/Contracts
Amy Bishop
Amy Bishop
Sales Support
Ronda Prince
Ronda Prince
Chief Financial Officer
Julie Alverson
Julie Alverson
Accounts Payable Specialist
Melanie Dyal
Melanie Dyal
Senior Accounting Specialist
Michelle Gillard
Michelle Gillard
Human Resource Manager
Rick Phillips
Rick Phillips
Chief Information Officer
David Nelson
David Nelson
Chief Technology Officer
Cory Holland
Cory Holland
Information Technology
Becky Townsend
Becky Townsend
Customer Service Manager
Christal Raines
Christal Raines
Customer Service
Emily Kellum
Emily Kellum
Customer Service
Mark Lowe
Mark Lowe
VP of Operations
Kevin Fain
Kevin Fain
Director of Procurement
Bobby Morgan
Bobby Morgan
Plant Manager
Billy Humbert
Billy Humbert
Production Supervisor
Brad O'Dell
Brad O'Dell
Shipping Manager
Craig Gantt
Craig Gantt
Inventory Manager
Heather Nelson
Heather Nelson
Project Manager
Brad Gillard
Brad Gillard
HP Facility Manager
Terry Lyons
Terry Lyons
HP Production Supervisor
Jordan Clinkscales
Jordan Clinkscales
HP Shipping Supervisor
Linda Ezell
Linda Ezell
Shipping Coordinator
Missy Hughes
Missy Hughes
Traffic Coordinator
Judy Toole
Judy Toole
Procurement Specialist
Mike Madden
Mike Madden
Traffic Coordinator
Tre Epps
Tre Epps
HP Traffic Coordinator
Tya Hotelling
Tya Hotelling
Production Coordinator
Michelle Foster
Michelle Foster
Chip O'Dell
Chip O'Dell
John Stroud
John Stroud