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Mike Ferrand, Managing Director, Cleaning Technologies

Mike originally started his career in Business Management working both in the UK, Middle East and Asia, setting up businesses in various countries including Pakistan and India in partnership with global brands like Nestle. From this Mike moved in to Sales Leadership in 2002 and working for Palstico as a Director of Sales managing both domestic and global sales teams as well as being involved in product design, manufacturing, distribution and marketing. Twelve of the fifteen years have been spent in Ecolab mainly involved in Corporate Accounts and large chain businesses, in the ware-washing and he laundry world. His role included managing teams to deliver new business, across multiple geographies, in multiple sectors to deliver a tailored cleaning solution.

Mike now takes the position at Xeros of Managing Director of Cleaning Technologies with the specific role of growing the business foot print globally and promote a wider Industry understanding and adoption of the technology and the sustainability the Xeros programme brings to Laundry environment.

Scott Wicker, Vice President, Global Brand Management

Scott oversees global brand management for Xeros and is responsible for helping advance Xeros’ brand worldwide. He is a senior marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience with global brands like ZINK Imaging, New Balance, and Polaroid. Scott was the CMO for ZINK Imaging where he was responsible for several award-winning new product launches. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electrical Engineering and holds his MBA from Georgetown University.

Lance Hedquist, Vice President of US Operations

Lance oversees the Commercial Laundry Operations for Xeros in North America. He has over 20 years of commercial laundry experience including production, engineering, customer service, and leading sales teams to meet their goals while achieving company-driven initiatives. 

Prior to joining Xeros, Lance was an Operations Director for Angelica Textile Service. Lance also worked at Ecolab Textile Care where he gained extensive knowledge of washroom chemistry during the washing process. Lance brings great leadership to the Xeros Team. Lance is a graduate of the Eberhardt School of Business from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. 


Cassie Clark, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Global Commercial Laundry

Cassie Clark oversees Finance and Administration for Xeros in North America. She is a senior financial management executive with 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, and financial operations management in both private sector and public accounting organizations. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds her Masters in Business Administration.


George Silvia, Vice President, Engineering

George joined Xeros as the Vice President of Enginneering in June 2015.  With 26 years of experience as an inventive mechanical engineer, George enhances Xeros’ operational capabilities. He provides technical support to Channel Partners, integrates Pulse dryer/washer connectivity, and provides leadership on US specific projects such as commercial laundromats.

George previously was Senior Vice President of NECL and Senior Vice President of New Business Development at ADC. George holds a patent for a unique Liquefied Gas Dry Cleaning system that he developed. George holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


Steve Bass, Vice President, Sales, North America

Steve oversees identifying new customers and developing partnerships throughout North America. With over 18 years of sales experience, Steve has extensive knowledge and prior involvement with the sales, marketing, training, and services of the coin and OPL commercial laundry markets. Over the past 12 years, he has owned his own distributorship which gives him a unique understanding of the needs of his commercial laundry accounts.