99point9 Hygiene, the technology company producing the only automated door handle disinfecting system approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency, has announced the appointment of Keith Baker to the Company’s board with immediate effect.
Baker has over 50 years’ experience in the cleaning industry, and from 2008 to 2016 was Director of EMEA Services for ISSA – the worldwide cleaning industry association. He has also been involved with the CHSA (the UK’s main association for suppliers to the industry) and helped with the introduction of accreditation schemes in the UK, designed to maintain high quality cleaning and hygiene standards throughout the marketplace.
Baker provides support to companies on recruitment, business strategies and M&A – and his appointment reflects 99point9’s global ambitions. As the Company continues to expand internationally, he will advise the executive management team on its global go-to-market and sales strategy.
Baker has worked for a number of international companies and founded his own company – Baker Hygiene & Health Care Supplies in 1989 – a highly successful and award-winning distributor. He started his career at Unilever in the industrial detergents division and has also held senior roles with other UK manufacturers.
Speaking about the appointment, Eric Wilkinson, 99point9 Hygiene’s Executive Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Keith to 99point9. He joins a globally minded company with a truly innovative hygiene product. 99point9 is helping to combat the pandemic and equipping companies globally, against all viruses, in this new age of necessary visible hygiene. His experience and expertise are a great addition to our team.”
Baker said: “The hygiene industry is changing before our eyes. Companies and consumers now have significantly enhanced expectations of hygiene’s place in our everyday lives, extending beyond just Covid-19. I am very excited to join 99point9 as their product is a simple, highly effective, affordable solution to stopping the spread of viruses globally.”