Kenneth L. Newman began his career with the company in 1978, and today he serves as President of Kleen Products. Ken is responsible for overseeing all management functions, domestic and foreign sales, and product development.

“After all these years,” says Ken, “I still enjoy coming to work each day and working with outstanding family members and employees to produce the Joe’s brand of products.”


Mike Newman joined Kleen Products in 1985, he started as a production assistant and produced Joe’s Hand Cleaner products for almost 7 years.

In 1992 he was promoted to V.P. of Marketing and Sales, traveling and meeting existing customers and picking up new accounts.

28 years later Mike was in charge of ordering all Chemicals and supplies for the company and was also the accounts payable person for Kleen Products.

Joe’s (Kleen Products) will be entering its 70th year next year and for over 32 years Mike worked hard and helped build Joe’s Hand Cleaner to where it is now. Without Mike this company would not be where it is today. Effective January of 2017 Mike retired from Kleen Products.

His hard work and dedication to this company was exceptional. We truly appreciate all he’s done for this company and will miss him.


As General Operations Manager of Kleen Products, Melinda (Mindy) Childs is responsible for keeping the company’s day-to-day operations running smoothly. In addition to handling customer relations, Mindy also serves as the Accounts Payable contact for Kleen Products.

“I’m so blessed to have been given the opportunity to step in and take over something my grandmother created,” says Mindy. “And to be able to work with my family on a daily basis is something I don’t take for granted.”


Plant Manager Blake Newman is responsible for the oversight of all production and shipping, as well as the screen-printing department. A third generation Newman, his experience with the product blending and packaging processes, combined with his knowledge of screen making and printing, make him an able manager.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to supply our distributors with the highest quality hand cleaner on the market—namely Joe’s Kleen Products—for many years to come,” says Blake.